Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Free NCAAB Pick - Game Analysis and Odds

Date: 
February 19, 9:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Kansas -8.5
Total: 
166.5

The 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks (21-6) host the 23rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners (16-10) in a Big 12 game at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas tonight at 9:00 PM ET. On the college board, Kansas is an 8.5-point home favorite with a total line at 166.5.

Oklahoma was at home in their latest and came up short losing to Texas 77-66. Trae Young, who leads the nation in scoring averaging 29 ppg, was the high scorer for the Sooners with 26 points, but he was only 7 of 21 from the field, and Christian James was the only other OU player to go for double figures with 11 points on just 4 of 13 shooting. Dylan Osetkowski was the top point -getter for the Longhorns with 21 points on 9 of 17 shooting, Mohamed Bamba went for a double-double with 10 points and 18 rebounds, and four of five players on the team went for double figures. Oklahoma was in contention at the half trailing by three points but was outscored by eight points in the second half. Poor play on both ends of the court was to blame for the Sooners shooting just 30.8% from the floor while they allowed Texas a 54.8 FG%. The 11-point loss had Oklahoma (+7 on the point spread line) bettors tearing up their tickets. The poor shooting by the Sooners played a large part in this game going UNDER the total line of 155. Oklahoma has lost five in a row and eight of their last ten games moving their Big 12 W/L record to 6-8.

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Kansas was at home in their last game, and they beat 20th ranked West Virginia 77-69. Udoka Azubuike was the led the scoring for the Jayhawks picking up 21 points on 7 of 8 shooting and four of five KU starters went for at least 11 points. Daxter Miles Jr. was the high scorer for the Mountaineers with 22 points on 8of 15 shooting, and he hit six of his nine three-pointers. Kansas outscored West Virginia by eight points in the second half, and for the game had 35 free throws while the Mountaineers had just two! The Jayhawks covered the spread as a 3-point favorite, and the total went UNDER the closing line. Kansas has won two in a row and three of their last four games and tied with Texas Tech atop the Big 12 standings with a 10-4 record.

Oklahoma ranks 2nd in the nation in ppg and 337th in opponents’ ppg, and Kansas ranks 36th in ppg and 132nd in opponents’ ppg.

These teams met this season at Oklahoma on January 23rd where the Sooners beat the Jayhawks 85-80.

This season Oklahoma is 8-17 ATS with an O/U record of 16-9 and Kansas is 13-12-1 ATS with an O/U record of 11-15.

Get more details: Oklahoma at Kansas Match-Up

SAGARIN RATINGS

Oklahoma: 84.40
Kansas: 90.88

INJURY REPORT

OKLAHOMA

NONE

KANSAS

01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team / out for season

Oklahoma at Kansas NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • OU is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games
  • OU is 0-7 ATS in their previous seven road games
  • OU has an Under record of 4-0 in their last four games against a team with a winning record
  • KU is 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games
  • KU is 1-3-1 ATS in their previous five games
  • KU has an Under record of 8-3 in their last 11 games

Sooners vs. Jayhawks Betting Angles

Oklahoma is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Kansas.

The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last six games between these teams.

In the last four games between these teams, the total has gone Under every time.

In the last eight games between these teams at Kansas, the Over record is 6-2.

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Oklahoma at Kansas Prediction 2/19/18

Neither one of these clubs has been lighting the scoreboard up with each team scoring 80 or higher points in one of their last five. What they also haven’t been doing is playing good defense allowing the opposition over the same period with the Sooners allowing teams a 47.1 FG% and the Jayhawks a 48.3 FG%. So, it wouldn’t be a reach to think that scoring could be sharply up in this match. These two combined for 165 in their previous meeting this season in Oklahoma and I forecast this game to go even higher.

Free Pick: 
Take the OVER 166.5 (RC)

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