Oklahoma St. vs. Kansas Pick
Can No. 2 Kansas win a 16th-straight game in convincing fashion when it hosts Oklahoma State today at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kansas is the clear favorite today, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -13.5 points against Oklahoma State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 173.5 points. Oklahoma State has won and covered the spread in two of its last three against Kansas.
Kansas has won 15 straight to 4move to 15-1 on the season and 4-0 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are just 5-9 against the spread after going 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Kansas has been an offensive power, putting up 86.3 points per game for the season and 91.2 points per game at home. Defensively, the Jayhawks are allowing only 69.8 points per game. Frank Mason III is averaging 20.4 points and 5.6 assists per game to lead the team while Josh Jackson is adding 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
Oklahoma State has started Big 12 play 0-4 to move to 10-6 on the season. The Cowboys are just 1-3 against the spread in those conference games Oklahoma State is only 5-5-1 against the spread this season. Oklahoma State can score, averaging 87.7 points per game, but the Cowboys are giving up 78.3 points per contest. Jawun Evans leads Oklahoma State with 18.4 points and 5.2 assists per game while Jeffrey Carroll is adding 16.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest. The Cowboys could be without Lindy Waters III, who averages 7.2 points per game, due to a neck injury.
On paper, Oklahoma State looks like an offense that can keep pace with Kansas, but the Cowboys average just 74 points per game on the road thus far, including a 57-point showing at Baylor last weekend. Kansas will definitely score at home and the Jayhawks have enough defensive talent to contribute to the Cowboys’ road struggles. Look for Kansas to finally cover one again.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS -13.5