Oklahoma State vs. Kansas Pick
Should No. 7 Kansas have any trouble at home when the Jayhawks host Oklahoma State today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Kansas is favored at home today, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -13 points against Oklahoma State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 149.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and will air live on CBS.
Oklahoma State has lost three straight coming into today’s contest, including a 79-66 loss at home to TCU earlier in the week. The Cowboys are 13-9 overall, 3-6 in the Big 12 and 8-11 against the spread. OK State is averaging 77.6 points per game on offense while allowing 72.5 per contest. The Cowboys are without Tavarius Shine, who is averaging 11.4 points per game this season. He has a wrist injury. Jeffrey Carroll is leading the team with 15.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
Kansas has won two straight, including a 70-56 win at Kansas State earlier in the week. The Jayhawks are now 18-4 overall, 7-2 in the Big 12 and 12-9 against the spread. Kansas is averaging 83.1 points per game on offense while allowing 69.8 per contest. KU puts up nearly 90 points per game on offense as well. Devonte’ Graham is leading Kansas with 17.2 points and 7.5 assists per contest while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is adding 17 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.
Kansas has won three straight meetings with Oklahoma State, covering the spread in two of the three games. Kansas seems to have turned a corner somewhat recently, covering in their last two. However, they are still hard to trust with a big spread at home, as they failed to cover at home against Baylor, Kansas State, Iowa State and Texas Tech. Oklahoma State has covered in its last two on the road. On paper, Kansas should roll. However, the Jayhawks tend to play down to their competition, especially at home. The public betting is nearly split here, but I will take the points.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE +13