Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAAB Betting prediction

Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Prediction 1/16/2024

The Kansas Jayhawks (14-2) travel to face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-8) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater and televised on ESPN. Kansas is coming off a win in their previous game, while Oklahoma State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Iowa State. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

The Kansas Jayhawks enter this matchup as the favorites, as they have been in all 16 of their games this season. They are 14-2 overall, including a 2-1 record in Big 12 play. On the road, Kansas has gone 4-2, and they are coming off a 78-66 win over Oklahoma.

So far this season, the Jayhawks have been dominant at home, going 10-0 with an average scoring margin of +15.9 points per game. On the road, their average scoring margin is +6.0 points per game.

When looking at Kansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 6-10. On the road, their ATS record is just 1-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are only 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas’ games this season (145.9). So far, their over/under record is 7-9. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

So far this season, Oklahoma State has struggled in Big 12 play, going 0-3 in conference games. They are also currently on a three-game losing streak, most recently falling to Iowa State by a score of 66-42.

However, the Cowboys have been much better at home, going 7-4 compared to their 0-4 record on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

As the underdog, Oklahoma State has struggled against the spread this season, going 0-4. Their overall ATS mark is just 4-11, and they are just 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three home games.

This season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State games is 8-7 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 140.4. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 138 points.

Kansas Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Jayhawks’ offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 78.5 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Kevin McCullar Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.9, while Hunter Dickinson also carries a PPG average of 19.2 into the game.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.9 6.6 4.5
Hunter Dickinson (C) 19.2 12.0 1.8
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.6 5.1 3.1

Oklahoma State Offense Breakdown

The Oklahoma State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 42 points versus Iowa State. During the game, they attempted 24 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 31.9%. Javon Small is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.8. Meanwhile, Bryce Thompson also brings a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.

Javon Small (G) 14.8 5.1 4.3
Bryce Thompson (G) 12.6 2.1 1.7
Eric Dailey Jr. (F) 9.8 5.8 2.1

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 66.3 points per contest. The Kansas defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Oklahoma to connect on 3 threes.

Oklahoma State Team Defense

So far, the Cowboys’ defense is ranked 92nd in the country at 68.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Iowa State, the Cyclones finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 66 points vs. Oklahoma State.

Jayhawks vs Cowboys Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Kansas has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 62 points per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Cowboys have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Oklahoma State posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 9-1 and an ATS mark of 3-7.

Jayhawks vs Cowboys Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +6.5, we have the Cowboys 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.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 137.5 and our model has the Jayhawks and Cowboys finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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