Oklahoma is right on the NCAA Tournament bubble, and the Sooners can hugely improve their resume with an upset win in Big 12 action at No. 3 Kansas on Saturday, but the Jayhawks are going to be sizable favorites on the NCAAB odds. Let’s see how the College Basketball betting odds will be for the Oklahoma vs Kansas.
Oklahoma vs Kansas NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info
- When: Saturday, noon ET
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse
- TV: ESPN
- Opening NCAAB Lines: TBA
Oklahoma vs Kansas Season Series
Kansas leads 1-0 winning 66-52 in Norman on Jan. 14. Isaiah Moss stepped in for leading scorer Devon Dotson, who sat out with a hip injury, and made 6 of 11 3-pointers for 20 points. Udoka Azubuike had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Marcus Garrett added 15 points for the Jayhawks. KU overcame a sluggish first half in which it led by just one to shoot 50% from the field after the break. Kristian Doolittle had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma (11-5, 2-2), but he made just 5 of 18 shots. Oklahoma shot 31% from the field, including 8 of 29 from 3-point range. The Sooners had won home games against the Jayhawks the previous two years.
Kansas is 149-68 all-time against OU.
Why Bet on Oklahoma?
The Sooners (16-8, 6-5) come off one of their most complete games of the season, a 90-61 rout of Iowa State on Wednesday. Alondes Williams scored all 14 of his points in the second half for the Sooners, who outscored the Cyclones 50-25 after the break. The 90 points overall were one shy of OU’s season high. Williams has scored in double figures four of his past six games after doing so just twice all season previously.
Kristian Doolittle had 20 points for Oklahoma and Brady Manek 18. The Sooners have won their past four home games in Norman by an average of 18 points per game, with each win coming by at least 10 points. “We knew going into the Kansas game, we couldn’t look past this,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said of the ISU game.
Oklahoma boasts the top scoring trio in the Big 12 and one of the best in the country in junior forward Manek (15.8 points per game), senior forward Doolittle (14.7) and junior guard Austin Reaves (14.3). All three Sooners rank in the top 11 of the Big 12’s scoring race. Oklahoma and Arkansas are the only major-conference schools with three players averaging over 14 points.
Manek is the Big 12’s second-leading scorer during conference play, averaging 16.1 points against league foes. Only Kansas guard Devon Dotson (16.7) is averaging more. Manek leads the Big 12 in 3-pointers per game during conference play with 3.0 treys. He is sinking his treys at a 44.8% clip during Big 12 play, which is second in the conference.
- Total Score: 71.67
- Field Goal %: 42.75
- Three Point %: 32.97
- Free Throw %: 77.21
- Total Rebounds: 36.71
- Total Score: 67.21
- Field Goal %: 39.85
- Three Point %: 32.75
- Free Throw %: 71.71
- Total Rebounds: 37.75
Why Bet on Kansas?
KU (21-3, 10-1) won its ninth in a row Wednesday, 58-49 at No. 14 West Virginia. The Jayhawks scored the game’s final nine points. Kansas’ Marcus Garrett had four of his five steals over the final seven minutes. West Virginia fell flat in the end after leading by as many as nine points in each half and lost at home for the first time this season. The Mountaineers scored just one point and failed to hit a field goal over the final six minutes. The Jayhawks had lost in five of their previous seven trips to Morgantown.
Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, and Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during the second half. The KU defense held West Virginia to just 27.5% shooting in the second half. It marked the 10th time this season and the fifth time in Big 12 play that a KU opponent has shot 30% or worse in a half.
The win gave the Jayhawks 10 conference wins for the 26th-consecutive season, a streak which dates back to 1995. The victory also marked the second-straight game the Jayhawks have held their opponent to fewer than 50 points. Kansas last held back-to-back Big 12 opponents to under 50 in January of 2013, when KU held Texas Tech (46) and Baylor (44) below the half-century mark.
Kansas has now held 15 of its 24 opponents this season to below 40% shooting after the Mountaineers went 31.7% (19-of-60) for the day. Kansas’ 13 steals were their most in a Big 12 game this season.
As for this matchup, the Jayhawks are 76-16 versus Oklahoma in games in Lawrence, which includes a 49-7 mark in contests inside Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas has won 18-straight against OU in Lawrence, a streak which began in 1994.
- Total Score: 74.33
- Field Goal %: 48.49
- Three Point %: 34.23
- Free Throw %: 66.39
- Total Rebounds: 38.42
- Total Score: 59.83
- Field Goal %: 37.25
- Three Point %: 28.93
- Free Throw %: 66.56
- Total Rebounds: 32.42
Oklahoma vs Kansas NCAAB Betting Trends
- Oklahoma are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma’s last 12 games.
- Oklahoma are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- Kansas are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas’ last 5 games.
- Kansas are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games.
Oklahoma vs Kansas Expert Prediction
Kansas 71, Oklahoma 61