Oklahoma vs. Kansas Pick
Now in the top ranking, will No. 1 Kansas be able to put on an impressive performance tonight when it hosts Oklahoma at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kansas is the clear favorite, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -14.5 points against Oklahoma. The over/under total for the game is listed at 151.5 points. Kansas has won three straight in this series, including an 81-70 win at Oklahoma back on Jan. 10.
Kansas has won six straight coming into tonight to improve to 26-3 on the season and 14-2 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks have managed to cover the spread in three straight to improve to 10-16-1 against the spread. However, they are just 3-9 against the spread. Kansas is averaging 82.8 points per game on offense while allowing 71.8 on defense. When at home, Kansas manages to put up 87.8 points per game. Frank Mason III is leading the team with 20.2 points and 4.9 assists per game while Josh Jackson is adding 16.5 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
Oklahoma is coming off an 81-51 win at home over Kansas State to improve to 10-18 on the season and 4-12 in the Big 12. The Sooners have covered the spread in four straight and sit at 13-12-1 against the spread for the season. Oklahoma is averaging 73.7 points per game on offense this season while allowing 74.1 on defense. When on the road, the Sooners are giving up 78.8 points per contest. Oklahoma lost leading scorer Jordan Woodard for the season to a knee injury. He was averaging 14.6 points per game prior to the injury. Rashard Odomes and Kameron McGusty have been leading the team with over 10 points per game.
Kansas has not been a reliable team when it comes to covering the spread. Lately the Jayhawks have been doing it, but they tend to play down to their competition at home, especially as a big favorite. While the Sooners aren’t one for upsets, they have covered in four straight, including two as a double-digit dog. I am going to stick with my hunch on Kansas that it just can’t blow out bad teams.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA +14.5