The Kansas Jayhawks (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) visit Norman, Okla., Tuesday for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off against the Oklahoma Sooners (11-4, 2-1) at the Lloyd Noble Center. We analyze the Kansas-Oklahoma odds and betting lines, with college basketball betting advice and tips around this matchup.
The Jayhawks are ranked seventh in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll, but have lost three games in a row.
Kansas at Oklahoma: Three things you need to know
1. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses: Kansas lost 67-55 to then-No. 4 Baylor at home, while Oklahoma fell at Iowa State 81-68.
2. The home team has won five in a row in the Kansas-Oklahoma series and eight out of their last 10 games.
3. Since 2015, Kansas has by far the best record against ranked opponents (35-18), while Oklahoma is just 18-25 vs. ranked opponents.
Kansas at Oklahoma: Odds, betting lines and picks
Kansas 69, Oklahoma 60
Kansas is ranked 18th in the country in opponent’s field-goal percentage and the Sooners are ranked 215th in offensive FG%. Oklahoma is even worse from deep, ranking 254th in 3-point %, and Kansas ranks 52nd in opponents 3-point %. But Kansas’ -250 on the moneyline is crummy value and, because of its elite defense and Oklahoma’s lackluster offense, but I don’t like the Sooners’ +200 either. PASS on the moneyline.
Against the Spread (ATS)
Despite an 11-4 overall record, Oklahoma has been bad against the spread this season with a 5-10 ATS mark. The Sooners haven’t taken advantage of home-court advantage lately either as they’re 0-6 ATS in the last six home games. Also, Oklahoma doesn’t play well against good competition; its ATS record is 1-5 (0-3 at home) vs. teams above .500. However, Kansas is 2-0 ATS when laying 5-7 points and are 2-1 ATS against teams above .500. Take KANSAS (-6.5, +105).
Trends and each team’s Over/Under record – Kansas is 4-10 O/U and Oklahoma is 7-8 – dictate betting UNDER 139.5 (-134). The Under is 5-0 in Kansas’s last five games, 6-0 in its last six games as a road favorite and 3-0 in road games this season. Oklahoma’s home games tend to play Under as well, going 2-4. It might be a lot of vig to swallow at -134, but that’s BetMGM trying to price you out of betting a likely outcome.
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