Kansas vs Oregon State: NCAA hoops
With just one cover over their last four games, the Oregon State Beavers will be looking for the upset on Friday night as they take on the Kansas Jayhawks in a college hoops betting matchup at the Sprint Center.
The Jayhawks have won four games in a row heading into Friday's contest, with their only loss this year coming against No. 13 Michigan State earlier in the month. Kansas has won five of its six games this year but only covered in two of those contests.
The Jayhawks sport records of 5-1 and 2-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Beavers have 4-1 and 2-2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Jayhawks and 0-3 for the Beavers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 99 (Jayhawks) and the No. 54 (Beavers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-77 result in favor of the Jayhawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas has the nation's No. 127-rated offensive output, at 71.3 PPG. The visiting Beavers defense ranks No. 185 allowing on average 66.6 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Beavers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.
Defensively, Oregon State features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.
Oregon State was a 78-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Montana State. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as favorites. Joe Burton scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Oregon State over Montana State, 78-65, on Sunday at Gill Coliseum.
Kansas was a 70-57 winner in its last match at home against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 26.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas earned a 70-57 victory over San Jose State on Monday, getting 16 points from Jeff Withey at Allen Fieldhouse.
Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Montana State are 1-2
After a win are 6-4
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Beavers at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Oregon State home to Grambling State, Saturday, December 8
Kansas home to Colorado, Saturday, December 8