Oklahoma State vs. Kansas Prediction

Oklahoma State vs. Kansas 12/31/22 Betting Prediction, Odds, & Trends

Unranked Oklahoma State heads to Lawrence to face #4 Kansas at 2:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon on CBS. Can the Jayhawks cover the 10-point spread as home favorites on New Year’s Eve?

Oklahoma State is 8-4 on the year with their best wins coming over Depaul and Wichita State. Their worst losses came against Southern Illinois and Virginia Tech. The Cowboys are 6-6 against the spread this season.

Kansas is 11-1 this season with their best wins coming over Duke and Indiana. Their only loss came against Tennessee. The Jayhawks are 5-7 against the spread this year.

Game Matchup and Betting Odds

685 Oklahoma State Cowboys (+10) vs. 686 Kansas Jayhawks (-10); O/U 139

2:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 31, 2022

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

Oklahoma State vs. Kansas Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Jayhawks in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 72% of public bets are on Kansas -10. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Oklahoma State Game Notes

Oklahoma State has a balanced scoring attack, as 5 players average more than 8 points per game. Senior guard Avery Anderson III is the Cowboys’ leading scorer and assist man. Anderson is averaging 12.2 points per game and 3.3 assists per game for the Cowboys this year. 

Another one of Oklahoma State’s guards is Caleb Asberry. Asberry has missed the past two games with an illness and he’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s clash with the Jayhawks. Asberry is averaging 23.5 minutes and 7.9 points per game for the Cowboys this season.  

Kansas Game Notes

Jayhawks forward Jalen Wilson leads the Big 12 in scoring with 21.1 points per game. He’s also second in the conference in rebounding with 9 per game. Wilson is a volume scorer as he’s only shooting 42.2% from the field on a conference-high 17.6 field goal attempts per game, but the 6’8” junior can fill it up with the best of them.

Kansas’s second-leading scorer is sharpshooting freshman Gradey Dick. Dick is averaging 15.4 points per game while shooting a better percentage from three (48.6%) than from the field (48.5%). Gradey Dick’s efficient shooting is a nice complement to Jalen Wilson’s volume scoring and Kansas has ridden both to an outstanding 11-1 start this season. 

Oklahoma State vs. Kansas CBB Betting Trends

Oklahoma State is 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games.

Oklahoma State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Kansas is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600.

The over is 6-2 in Kansas’s last 8 home games.

Oklahoma State vs. Kansas CBB Prediction:

I think these two teams are more evenly matched than the spread might suggest. The difference between Kansas’s average scoring margin (+14.5) and Oklahoma State’s (+10.2) is only 4.3 points per game. In addition to that, Kansas ranks 5th in the country in adjusted efficiency margin according to Kenpom.com, while Oklahoma State ranks 29th in the same metric. I don’t think Oklahoma State will win this game, but they won’t have to in order to cover the number. The Cowboys just need to avoid getting blown out, and I think they will do just that. I’ll take Oklahoma State and the points.


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