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Kansas vs Oklahoma Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Jayhawks vs Sooners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Sooners
- Where: Norman at Lloyd Noble Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Kansas -3.5, KAN -174 | OKL +139 O/U 141.0
The Kansas Jayhawks head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 19-5. On the road, the Jayhawks will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 5-4. This season, Kansas has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 17-3. For today’s contest, Kansas has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.
Jalen Wilson comes into today’s game as the Jayhawks’ leading scorer at 20.71 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas’ top rebounder at 8.46 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Gradey Dick, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.46 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.8% of his shots and is adding 4.96 boards per game.
So far this season, Kansas has put together a strong scoring offense at 78.6 points per game (31st). This strong figure has come despite the Jayhawks playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.5% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Kansas’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.1%
The Oklahoma Sooners head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 12-12. So far this season, Oklahoma has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-6. For the season, Oklahoma has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 4-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Sooners being +3.5 point underdogs.
Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 16.79 points per game for the Sooners. Sherfield is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sooners’ offensive game plan is the play of Jalen Hill who has hit 51.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma this season, as they are currently ranked 286th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sooners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 260th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Kansas Jayhawks -3.5
Leading into this matchup, the Kansas Jayhawks are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -3.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Jayhawks’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Kansas has a field goal percentage of 48.1, good for 33rd in college basketball. Although Kansas hasn’t been excellent vs the spread on the road of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -3.5.