Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 1/13/2024

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 1/13/2024

The Oklahoma Sooners (13-2) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (13-2) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on ESPN+. Both Oklahoma and Kansas will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 ET.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Oklahoma Sooners Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into this game, Oklahoma is 1-2 on the road this season and 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home. The Sooners are 13-2 overall, but they are coming off a loss to TCU by a score of 80-71. On the year, they are 12-1 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +19.0 points per game.

So far this season, Oklahoma has been the underdog three times, and their record in those games is 1-2. They are 12-0 when favored, and their record in Big 12 play is 1-1 compared to their non-conference record of 12-1.

As the underdog, Oklahoma has gone 1-2 vs. the spread this season and 4-6 over their last 10 games in that role. On the road, the Sooners are 1-1 ATS this year and 3-7 in their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Oklahoma games is 8-7. Today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (145.6). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

The Kansas Jayhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After suffering a 65-60 loss to UCF, the Kansas Jayhawks will look to bounce back at home, where they are 9-0 this season. Kansas has won their last five games at home and has gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at Allen Fieldhouse. On the season, the Jayhawks are 13-2, including a 12-1 mark in non-conference games.

So far, Kansas has been favored in all 15 of their games, going 13-2. Their average scoring differential at home is +16.3 points per game, compared to +6.0 on the road. For the season, the Jayhawks are 1-1 in Big 12 play.

As the favorite this season, Kansas has gone just 5-10 against the spread. Their ATS record at home is 4-5 and they have gone just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at Allen Fieldhouse. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 6-9, and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.2). So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 142.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Oklahoma Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 81 points per game, the Oklahoma had a below average performance. They scored 71 points against TCU and had a field goal percentage of 44.8%. On the offensive front, the Sooners have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, ranking 38th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 146th in terms of percentage and 132nd in three-pointers made.

Javian McCollum (G) 14.9 2.8 4.0
Otega Oweh (G) 14.3 3.9 1.1
John Hugley (F) 9.5 4.7 1.1

Kansas Offense Breakdown

The Kansas offense is coming off a game where they scored 60 points against UCF. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.1% and connected on 6 threes. The top scorer for the Jayhawks was Kevin McCullar Jr. with 16 points, while Hunter Dickinson also chipped in with 12 points.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.8 6.7 4.5
Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.9 11.9 1.8
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.4 4.7 3.1

Oklahoma Team Defense

So far, the Sooners’ defense is ranked 34th in the country at 64.3 points per contest. The Oklahoma defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed TCU to connect on 7 threes.

Kansas Team Defense

In the current season, the Kansas defense has excelled, sitting 68th in the nation by allowing 66.3 points per game. Against UCF in their most recent game, the Kansas defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing UCF to hit 42% of their shots.

Sooners vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Oklahoma has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 65 points per game.
  • In their last three home games, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 73 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sooners have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Jayhawks have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-4.

Sooners vs Jayhawks Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Jayhawks to win, and have the projected score sitting at 76-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Jayhawks at -5.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 142.5, and our model predicts the Sooners and Jayhawks to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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