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Consistent Kansas Our Best Pick vs Oklahoma State

No. 3 Kansas suffered its first loss in Big 12 play last week but will now face an Oklahoma State team that has yet to get a win in conference play. Given Kansas’ rankings and the struggles of Oklahoma State, this game could be as simple as they come for NCAAB picks.

The Jayhawks got back on track after getting upset, beating No. 15 Oklahoma 78-66, getting a big game from the team’s star players. On the other side, the Cowboys suffered their third straight loss, all in conference play, losing to Iowa State 66-42.

Consistent Kansas Our Best Pick vs Oklahoma State
Consistent Kansas Our Best Pick vs Oklahoma State

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Game Information

1. Game: Kansas (14-2, 2-1 Big 12) vs Oklahoma State (8-8, 0-3)
2. Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK
3. Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 9:00 p.m. ET
4. Kansas vs Oklahoma State Livestream: TBS.com

 

Heading into the season, Kansas was one of the favorites to win the Big 12 and remains one of the top-ranked teams in the nation. Early in Big 12 play, Oklahoma State has looked like the opposite, still without a conference win, leaning bet on NCAA basketball tonight towards Kansas.

The two teams meet today, January 16th, at 9:00 pm ET at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Oklahoma. You can watch the game on ESPN.

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Odds and Spreads

  • The Under is 6-0 in the Jayhawks’ last six road games.
  • The Under is 5-0 in the Jayhawks’ last five road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • The Under is 5-0 in the Jayhawks’ last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • The Under is 4-0 in the Jayhawks’ last four games as a road favorite.
  • The Under is 8-1 in the Jayhawks’ last nine games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
  • The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog of 7.0-12.5.
  • The Cowboys are 0-6 ATS in their last six Tuesday games.
  • The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog of 7.0-12.5.

Pick Against the Spread: Kansas -7

Based on the stats, this game will be a difficult option for college basketball spread betting. Neither team has great numbers against the spread, which could be concerning.

Despite having a 9-1 record over the last 10 games, Kansas has only covered the spread three times. Part of that is due to the straight-up 65-60 loss to UCF, but that is only one game, and college basketball lines tend to favor the Jayhawks to win by a lot. That often leaves the opportunity for a backdoor cover from an opponent.

However, Oklahoma State is not much better. The Cowboys have only covered the spread twice over their previous 10 games, forcing one push. In the Big 12, Oklahoma State has failed to cover in all three games.

 


With neither team being a safe option, it makes sense to side with the better program. Kansas has two top players in the conference, Kevin McCullar Jr. (19.9 points per game) and Hunter Dickinson (19.2), who are first and second in points per game, respectively.

Over/Under Pick: Under 140

Betting on the under could be a solid option for college basketball picks in this game. The easiest thing to look at is Oklahoma State’s offense. The Cowboys are averaging 72.8 points per game and are ranked second to last in the Big 12. On top of that, given what the Cowboys did in the last game, even against a top defense like Iowa State, only scoring 42 points is not a sign of a well-functioning offense.

While the stats are much better for Kansas, it is surprisingly not by much. The Jayhawks only average 78.5 points per game, leaning heavily on McCullar and Dickinson for any offensive production. No other player on the team is averaging double-digit scoring other than​​ KJ Adams at 12.6. Even in the win against Oklahoma, of the 78 points scored, McCullar, Dickinson, and Adams combined for 60.

Player Prop Pick: Hunter Dickinson Over 18.5 Points (-113)

Kansas runs its offense through the post, making Dickinson the second-leading scorer in the conference. His touches have increased during conference games, averaging 22 points per game in the last three within the Big 12. On the road, in a potentially low-scoring game, expect the Jayhawks to lean on Dickinson’s offensive production even more.

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Score Prediction

Kansas 71, Oklahoma State 62

 

 

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Questions Of The Day

What is the percentage of games won by the Kansas Jayhawks when they play against Big 12 teams?


Only three games into the Big 12 season, Kansas has only won two, leading to a winning percentage of 66%.

What is the percentage of games the Oklahoma State Cowboys have scored more than 70 points?


Oklahoma State has scored 70 or more points in 10 of 16 games this season, which is 63%.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

 

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