Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners NCAA Betting Prediction

Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction 2/17/2024

The Kansas Jayhawks (19-6) travel to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (18-7) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman and televised on ESPN. Both Kansas and Oklahoma will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 ET.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners

The Kansas Jayhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With a record of 19-6, Kansas is favored by one point on the road against Oklahoma. So far, the Jayhawks have gone 7-5 in Big 12 play compared to their 12-1 non-conference record.

On the road, Kansas has gone just 5-6 this season, and they currently have a losing streak of four games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.5 compared to +14.9 at home.

As the favorite this season, Kansas has gone 9-14 vs. the spread. On the road, the Jayhawks are just 3-8 ATS this year and their last 10 favorite ATS mark is 4-6.

On the season, the over/under record in Kansas games is 11-14, and today’s over/under line of 143.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (145). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 132 points, and their over/under record in their last three games is 0-3. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 143.5.

The Oklahoma Sooners Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into tonight’s game, Oklahoma is 15-3 at home this season, and they have won two straight games at home. For the year, they are 18-7, and they are 6-6 in Big 12 play.

On the season, Oklahoma has been the underdog in seven games, going 3-4 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.7 points per game, and they are coming off a 79-62 loss to Baylor.

As the underdog, Oklahoma has gone 3-4 vs. the spread on the road this season, and their overall ATS mark is 13-12. At home, the Sooners are 10-8 vs. the spread this year and just 4-6 in their last 10 games as the home team.

This season, the over/under record for Oklahoma games is 11-14. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 144.1 and their games have averaged 143.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average scoring in their games this year. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points.

Kansas Offense Breakdown

The Kansas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 50 points vs. Texas Tech. Overall their field goal percentage was 32.7% while connecting on 3 threes. For the season, the Kansas offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6.1 made three’s per contest.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.2 10.8 2.2
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.5 6.4 4.6
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.4 4.5 3.4

Oklahoma Offense Breakdown

The Oklahoma offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against Baylor. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.7% and connected on 7 threes. Rivaldo Soares was the leading scorer for the Sooners, putting up 17 points. In addition, Jalon Moore contributed 9 points.

Javian McCollum (G) 14.0 2.7 3.5
Otega Oweh (G) 12.3 4.2 1.2
Jalon Moore (F) 10.4 6.0 0.4

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 68.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Oklahoma, the Kansas defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Kansas made 15 free-throws vs. the Jayhawks.

Oklahoma Team Defense

So far this season, the Oklahoma defense has been performing well, ranking 48th in the country at 66.6 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.4% this season.

Jayhawks vs Sooners Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 73 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their five previous home games, Oklahoma has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 66 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Sooners have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Kansas has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Jayhawks vs Sooners Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +1, we have the Sooners as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 143.5, and our model predicts the Jayhawks and Sooners to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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