Oklahoma State at Kansas Pick & Predictions – Betting Analysis
When: Saturday, December 31st: 2:00 ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, KS
Point Spread: OKST +10/ KAN -10 (Deposit $100 and get $50 FREE at the web’s best bookie –> Bovada Sportsbook!)
Money Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +400/ Kansas Jayhawks -555
Last Game Info
Oklahoma State picked up a victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by a score of 81-58. Heading into the game, the Cowboys were favored to win, with a point spread of -18. The combined 139 points did not surpass the 139.5 total line.
Kansas is coming off a 68-54 win over Harvard. However, they did not cover the spread in the game as -21.5 point favorites. The combined 122 points did not surpass the 139 total line.
Over their last five games, Oklahoma State has a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Cowboys’ offense averages 66.8 points per game while hitting 43.3% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 35.9% from the field while allowing 60.4 points per contest.
In their previous five contests, Kansas is 5-0 straight-up and 4-1 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 85.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 53.4%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 41.0% of their shots while giving up 60.6 points per game.
Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played
This season, the combined power rating of Oklahoma State’s opponents comes in at 75.4. On the other side, Kansas’ combined opponent power rating sits at 80.2.
How Does Oklahoma State Fare On The Road?
For the season, the Cowboys have played five road games and have a record of 2-3. In these contests, Oklahoma State is 2-3 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 67.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 40.6%. On defense, the Cowboys are allowing 63.0 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 36.0% in these games.
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How Does Kansas Fare At Home?
In their nine games at home, Kansas has a 3-6 record vs. the spread while going 9-0 straight-up. On offense, the Jayhawks are shooting 49.0% on their home floor, leading to 81.3 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 39.4% in these contests. The Kansas defense is allowing 64.1 points per game at home.
Offense vs. Defense
For the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 68.4 points per game (294th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 43.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Kansas defense that has allowed an average of 64.3 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 39.4% of their shots vs. Kansas. On the other side, the Kansas Jayhawks are coming into the game averaging 78.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Jayhawks will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 61.5 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 36.0% of their shots vs. the Cowboys.
From beyond the arc, Oklahoma State has a shooting percentage of 29.5% while ranking 566th in attempts per game. The Cowboys will be facing a Kansas defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 29.1%. Kansas enters the game having hit 35.5% of their looks from deep while averaging 7.15 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Oklahoma State has allowed opponents to hit 26.7% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Injuries Of Note
- Caleb Asberry (Questionable) Illness
- Kyle Cuffe Jr. (Out) Knee
- Charlie McCarthy (Out) Undisclosed
- Wilder Evers (Out) Undisclosed
Pick Against The Spread
Both teams can play defense, and that’s what I’m banking on for this match. Take the UNDER 138.5. Bet your college basketball picks for FREE this week by scoring a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 when you use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!
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