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Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Wednesday’s NCAAB Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Picks

The 2018 college basketball betting season continues this Wednesday night with a thrilling Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks matchup. This contest will pit No. 23 Oklahoma against No. 5 Kansas in a contest that is bound to have March Madness betting implications. So what team is getting favored by the odds? Well we all know it’s going to be No. 5 Kansas but the real question is how heavily are they favored this Wednesday night? Let’s check on the NCAA betting lines to find out.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks – Wednesday, Jan. 2nd    

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

TV: ESPN2

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oklahoma +8½ (-110) 151½ (-110)   +335
Kansas -8½ (-110) 151½ (-110) -420
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Oklahoma Sooners        

The Sooners step into this Wednesday night matchup sporting an 11-1 record. Since they have yet to a face a Big 12 opponent this season, tonight’s contest will be of utmost importance for Oklahoma. Naturally the college basketball betting odds are pegging the Sooners as an underdog against a Top 5 team. Putting that aside, what do the numbers have to say about this matchup. All in all they certainly don’t paint a pretty picture for Oklahoma. Right now the Sooners are scoring 76.6 which falls short of the 81.7 that Kansas delivers. On defense things are pretty even with Oklahoma giving up 66.1 and Kansas allotting 69.8.

Players to Watch: Christian James (17.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.0 apg), Miles Reynolds (10.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Brady Manek (10.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Kansas Jayhawks 

The Jayhawks enter this evening’s Big 12 contest sporting an 11-1 record. On top of that, Kansas enters tonight’s action riding a 10 game winning streak. Furthermore, since Kansas just defeated No. 10 Michigan State 92-87, most sportsbook bettors are expecting them to take care of Oklahoma rather effortlessly. Ultimately Kansas hasn’t had much trouble against Oklahoma as of late seeing as how they’re 8-2 versus the Sooners in their last 10 meetings.

Players to Watch: Dedric Lawson (19.6 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2.5 apg), Lagerald Vick (15.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Udoka Azubuike (14.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 0.6 apg).

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
  • Oklahoma is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
  • Oklahoma is 3-12-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma
  • Kansas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 12 of Kansas’s last 18 games when playing Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks matchup? All things considered, Kansas is the only way to bet here. The money line isn’t offering a ton of value here so bettors will be much better off taking them to cover the spread. Although the Jayhawks haven’t had much luck against the spread versus Oklahoma as of late, tonight’s spread line isn’t too steep. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 80-71 Oklahoma.