Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Big 12 Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/13/14
Oklahoma State Cowboys (21-11) at Kansas Jayhawks (23-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Thursday in a Big 12 Tournament college basketball matchup.
The Kansas Jayhawks won the regular season Big 12 Title and they were ranked 10th in the nation. Kansas is 14-4 in the Big 12 and 9-7 away from home this season. Andrew Wiggins leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Perry Ellis is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 10.1 points, and Naadir Tharpe is averaging 8.9 points and 5.0 assists. Kansas is averaging 79.6 points and they are shooting 49.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Kansas is with star Joel Embrid who is out with an injured back.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys had a seven game losing streak in November but they bounced back winning five of their last six games including pounding Texas Tech is the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament. OSU is 9-10 in Big 12 play and 8-8 4-1 in neutral site games. Marcus Smart leads the Cowboys averaging 17.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Markel Brown is averaging 17.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, Le’Bryan Nash is averaging 14 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Phil Forte is averaging 13.2 points. Oklahoma State is averaging 80.7 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Oklahoma State is playing as they have all season.
Kansas is 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 20-8-1 against the spread against the Big 12, and 19-7-1 against the spread following a loss. Oklahoma State is 5-1-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 2-7 against the spread against the Big 12, and 5-2 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Kansas is without Embrid and that is a difference maker, but they still have plenty of talent. I am on the Jayhawks but it is just a lean.
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