Oklahoma vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Analysis [NCAAB]
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Top sportsbook players are in for a treat this Monday night as one of the best betting NCAA basketball matchups of the season is upon us. There won’t be any shortage of players tuning in for this evening’s Oklahoma vs. Kansas basketball matchup as the No. 13 program in the nation hosts No. 23. No doubt the 4 team parlay odds will be siding with Kansas, who enters this evening’s matchup riding a 2-game win streak. Let’s take a look at what NCAA betting sites have to say about this Monday night pairing.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas Basketball – Monday, February 19th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting NCAA Basketball Odds:
Oklahoma Sooners +8½ (-110) 166 ½ (-110) +335
Kansas Jayhawks -8½ (-110) 166 ½ (-110) -420
The Sooners enter this evening’s matchup with a 16-10 record that ranks them as the 6th best team in the Big 12. Nevertheless, the Sooners are currently ranked 23rd in the nation. However, considering that Oklahoma is currently on a 5-game losing streak, top sportsbook players can expect that number to take a big drop soon. Especially since three out of those 5 losses came against unranked opponents. With that in mind, not even a win over No. 13 Kansas this evening could convince the nation that Oklahoma should go up in the national rankings. In fact, that extensive losing streak is the biggest contributing factor for the Sooners to be facing such lopsided odds this evening. So should betting NCAA basketball players take the home team in this evening’s Oklahoma vs. Kansas basketball contest?
Despite how alluring the odds may be, Oklahoma has zero chances of pulling off the upset this evening. All in all, Kansas is too dominant of a team and that home court advantage pegs them as the absolute betting favorite this evening. However, there’s not much value to be had in taking Kansas straight up. Alternatively, bettors can take them to cover the spread this evening.
The Jayhawks fly into this Monday night pairing sporting a 21-6 record that ranks them as the best team in the Big 12. So far this season, the Jayhawks have posted a 10-4 record in conference play, which ranks them with Texas Tech for the lead in the Big 12. Needless to say, Kansas needs to pull off a win this evening to be in contention for the No. 1 spot in the conference. Notwithstanding the fact that they’ll be going up against a nationally ranked opponent, the Jayhawks should have no problem picking up a win against the struggling Sooners. Let’s take a gander at how both of these teams match up against one another.
Surprisingly enough, the Jayhawks’ offense is inferior to Oklahoma’s. But then again, every program in the nation has an inferior offense to Oklahoma’s No. 1 ranked scoring unit. However, in terms of defense, there’s no question that the Jayhawks have a massive advantage. Currently the Sooners are allotting a total of 82 points to their opponent per game. On the other hand, the Jayhawks are giving up a slim 70.7 per outing. Additionally, Kansas’ offense isn’t too far behind Oklahoma’s. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Jayhawks have the statistical advantage this evening.