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Oklahoma State Cowboys face Kansas Jayhawks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Oklahoma State CowboysKansas Jayhawks
15-2January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Allen Fieldhouse12-4

Allen Fieldhouse will host Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Jayhawks sit at 12-4 (8-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cowboys are currently 15-2 (7-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Kansas is 8-7-1 OU, and Oklahoma State is 7-6 OU.

View Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

The Cowboys were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 70-rated Oklahoma State taking on the No. 27-rated Jayhawks in this contest.

Kansas was a 77-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Kansas earned a 77-70 victory over Iowa State on Monday, getting 23 points from Naadir Tharpe at Hilton Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 35-ranked scoring average of 78.94 PPG, against a Cowboys defense rated No. 41 and allowing 64.59 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 50% to date this season, more than the Cowboys shooters have managed so far (48.98% per game).

A few Cowboys at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games
Oklahoma State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kansas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Kansas is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma State home to West Virginia, Saturday, January 25th
Kansas at Baylor, Monday, January 20th