Western Kentucky vs. Oklahoma St. Pick
Who will advance to the NIT Tournament semifinals when No. 2 Oklahoma State hosts No. 4 Western Kentucky this evening?
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
TV: ESPN2, 8PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Oklahoma State is favored in this game, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -4.5 points against Western Kentucky. The over/under total is currently listed at 148.5 points.
The spread opened up with Oklahoma State as a 5-point favorite before quickly dropping to 4.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 148.5 points.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing Oklahoma State tonight. As of Wednesday morning, the Cowboys are getting 60 percent of the wagers on this game as a favorite against Western Kentucky.
Neither team has anyone listed on the injury report for tonight’s game.
Oklahoma State has managed a pair of wins at home over FGCU and Stanford in the NIT thus far, going 1-1 against the spread. Western Kentucky defeated Boston College and then won at USC to reach this point of the NIT. The Hilltoppers covered in both games.
These two teams are similarly built, as they both average in the upper 70s in points and allow the lower 70s on defense. Oklahoma State has the home-court advantage, but that hasn’t helped them this season, as the Cowboys are 8-9 against the spread on their home floor. Western Kentucky is 13-6 against the spread on the road.
The Hilltoppers have had a tougher road to this point, gong on the road to beat USC. They have now won four of their last five, with the lone loss to Marshall in their conference tournament and by one point. Western Kentucky should be able to go into Stillwater and make this a game, if not win outright.
NIT TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: WESTERN KENTUCKY +4.5