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Kansas Favored Big Over Sooners

Oklahoma has lost 8 straight to Kansas and visit the Jayhawks on Wednesday facing a 16.5-point college basketball spread at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas is ranked No. 8 in the AP poll but lost to Iowa State in its last outing and looked bad doing it. But they have not lost at home this season and they face an Oklahoma team that has lost 21 of its past 25 road games.

View Oklahoma vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Sooners listed as 16.5-point underdogs at TopBet. The total was sitting in the 137 area at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Jayhawks, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Sooners, who rate No. 48 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-74 victory for the Jayhawks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 40 nationally ranked offense (75.2 points per game) against a Sooners defense that sits as the No. 188 at 67.4 PPG. The Jayhawks have been averaging 48% from the field, more than the Sooners have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oklahoma owns the country's No. 197-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 47 in scoring at home.

Oklahoma was a 63-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Steven Pledger went off for 30 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Oklahoma to a 63-60 win over Kansas State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Last time out for Kansas, they were a 72-64 loser as they battled Iowa State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Jayhawks got 16 points from Tyshawn Taylor, but it was Iowa State that prevailed in a 72-64 final on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa State are 5-5
After playing Kansas State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Missouri are 10-0
After playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a loss are 10-0

 

A few Sooners at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Oklahoma is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Oklahoma is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma
Kansas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Oklahoma home to Iowa State, Saturday, February 4
Kansas at Missouri, Saturday, February 4

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