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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kansas vs. Oklahoma

Kansas JayhawksOklahoma Sooners
Feb 9, 4:00 PM | Lloyd Noble Center

Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Oklahoma vs Kansas battle Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center as the Sooners look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Sooners are 14-7 overall and 10-7 ATS ATS, while the Jayhawks are 19-3 and 9-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Oklahoma boasts a 8-6-1 on the OU, and Kansas is 8-10-1.

View Kansas vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 34 (Sooners) and the No. 10 (Jayhawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-70 result in favor of the Jayhawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma's No. 182-ranked scoring average of 67.4 PPG, against a Jayhawks defense rated No. 40 and allowing 60 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 42.5% to date this season, less than the Jayhawks shooters have managed so far (46.9% per game).

Defensively, Kansas features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.3 points per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas, they were a 62-55 loser as they battled TCU on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point favorite. The Jayhawks endured a 62-55 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Ben McLemore at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

In their last action, Oklahoma was an 83-64 loser on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Sooners endured an 83-64 loss at the hands of the Cyclones on Monday, despite a 12-point effort from Andrew Fitzgerald at Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas State are 7-3
After playing TCU are 2-1
After a loss are 9-1

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing TCU are 1-1
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Jayhawks at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games on the road
Kansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 7 games when playing Kansas
Oklahoma is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas

Next up:
Kansas home to Kansas State, Monday, February 11
Oklahoma home to TCU, Monday, February 11