Kansas vs Oklahoma 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Prediction.

Kansas vs Oklahoma 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on January 14, 2020

No. 6 Kansas and Oklahoma are tied for third in the Big 12 with 2-1 conference records as the rivals face off Tuesday night on national television from Norman. The Jayhawks will be short favorites on the Mybookie NCAAB odds.

How to Bet Kansas vs Oklahoma College Basketball Odds & TV Info

Kansas vs Oklahoma Last Meeting

The teams split last season. They most recently played March 5, 2019, and OU won 81-68 at home. Kristian Doolittle had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sooner; the loss officially ended Kansas’ streak of 14 straight Big 12 regular-season titles. Brady Manek scored 21 points and Rashard Odomes added 12 for Oklahoma.

It was OU’s first double-digit win over Kansas since 1990. Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 11 rebounds and David McCormack added 18 points for the Jayhawks.

Kansas leads the overall series with Oklahoma, 148-68, including a 52-44 in games played in Norman. The series is tied at 19-19 in meetings in Lloyd Noble Center.

Why Bet on Kansas?

KU lost at home to Baylor on Saturday, 67-55. The game marked Baylor’s first win at Allen Fieldhouse in the series history. The Bears beat a top-five team on the road for the first time in 22 attempts, and won their fifth consecutive game against a ranked team for the first time in school history.

Kansas (12-3) was led by a team-high 15 points from Isaiah Moss, who scored on 5-of-12 from the field, marking his 47th career game in double figures. In the first half, Moss connected on a jump shot to mark his 1,000th career point. Senior center Udoka Azubuike notched a career-high seven blocks, marking the most blocked shots in a game since January 18, 2014, when Joel Embiid blocked eight shots against Oklahoma State.

Big Numbers

KU was 4 of 15 from beyond the arc and committed 14 turnovers, which Baylor turned into a 21-2 edge in points off turnovers. The result was just the Jayhawks’ second loss to the Bears in their last 15 meetings. They lost leading scorer Devon Dotson to an injury for a long stretch midway through the game. Dotson was held to nine points ending a streak of 20 games in which the sophomore had scored 10 or more points. The last time Dotson was held under 10 was against Oklahoma on Mar. 5, 2019.

Kansas’ 55 points on Saturday were the fewest in Allen Fieldhouse by the Jayhawks since Feb. 20, 2000, when the Jayhawks scored 53 against Oklahoma. The Bears committed just five turnovers, the fewest by a Jayhawk opponent since Iowa State committed five on Mar. 14, 2014.

Kansas is 95-13 following a loss in the Bill Self era, which started in 2003-04, including 2-0 this season. Incredibly, KU has been even more efficient over the last six seasons, amassing a record of 44-5 after losses. This includes an 8-1 mark last season.

KU ranks fourth in the NCAA in field goal percentage (50.3%) and eighth in scoring margin (+16.5). The Jayhawks are 134-59 (69.3%) on the road in Big 12 play since 1996-97, which includes a 1-0 mark so far this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 77.80
  • Field Goal Percentage: 50.29
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.24
  • Free Throw Percentage: 66.11
  • Total Rebounds: 38.13

Defense

  • Total Score: 61.40
  • Field Goal Percentage: 37.61
  • Three-Point Percentage: 29.53
  • Free Throw Percentage: 66.99
  • Total Rebounds: 31.67

Why Bet on Oklahoma?

Oklahoma (11-4) lost 81-68 at Iowa State on Saturday. Rasir Bolton led the Cyclones with 23 points and he and the reserves outscored the Sooners’ backups, 28-13 — including 18-0 in the first half. The Cyclones closed the first half on a 12-0 run capped by a 30-foot buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Tyrese Haliburton to take a 42-25 lead. Iowa State then used a 9-0 spurt early in the second half to build a 26-point lead and the Sooners never cut the deficit to single digits.

Brady Manek led the Sooners with 17 points and Kristian Doolittle added 14 points and five rebounds. The Cyclones outscored the Sooners 15-0 in fast break points and 32-9 in points off turnovers. Oklahoma didn’t secure a single offensive rebound in the first half. The Sooners finished with a season-low three offensive boards.

Kansas vs Oklahoma is going to be a good one.

Here, the Sooners are facing a ranked opponent for the first time this season, and are looking for another big home performance on the national stage. Oklahoma has won six of its last nine home games against a top-10 team. OU is 13-22 when facing top-10 teams during the Lon Kruger era, but is 6-5 when playing at Lloyd Noble Center.

More Numbers

Oklahoma boasts three of the top 10 scorers in the Big 12. Doolittle (17.1 points per game) is third in the league behind only Devon Dotson of Kansas (18.0) and Desmond Bane of TCU (17.1). Junior guard Austin Reaves (15.9) is sixth in the league and Manek (14.6) ranks ninth. Oklahoma is the only major-conference teams with three players averaging at least 14.5 points.The Sooners are turning the ball over just 10.8 times per game, which ranks eighth in the nation. Virginia Tech (9.7) and Notre Dame (9.9) are the only major-conference teams turning the ball over less.

A victory would give the Sooners their first consecutive wins against Kansas since 2002-2003 when Oklahoma defeated the Jayhawks in the 2002 Big 12 Championship Game and won the next meeting in Norman in 2003. OU has won its last two home meetings against the Jayhawks. Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Kansas has won at least one game in every Big 12 venue except for Lloyd Noble Center.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 74.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.08
  • Three-Point Percentage: 31.82
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.90
  • Total Rebounds: 37.53

Defense

  • Total Score: 69.47
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.13
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.79
  • Free Throw Percentage: 72.68
  • Total Rebounds: 38.13

Kansas vs Oklahoma 2020 College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Jayhawks are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference
  • Jayhawks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played in January
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas’ last 5 games on the road
  • Sooners are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home
  • Sooners are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games this season
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma’s last 5 games

Expert Final Pick for Kansas vs Oklahoma

Kansas 76 – Oklahoma 69

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