Kansas vs. Oregon State - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (5-1) at Kansas Jayhawks (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-1 this season and they have won their last six games. Kansas is averaging 91 points and they are shooting 52 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Wayne Selden Jr. Leads the Jayhawks averaging 15.9 points per game. Perry Ellis is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.6 points, and Brannen Greene is averaging 12.7 points. Despite their loss to Michigan State Kansas is still a contender to win it all this season.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 6-1 this season with their lone loss coming at home against Valpo. Oregon State is averaging 73.9 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 16.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 11.6 points, Drew Eubanks is averaging 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Tres Tinkle is averaging 9.0 points. Oregon State has played well but they haven’t faced anything like this level of competition.
Kansas is 1-4 against the spread in their last five Saturday games and 2-5 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. Oregon State is 6-2 against the spread against the Big 12, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
I don’t like laying this many points but I don’t have a choice here as my play is Kansas though it is a lean at best.