Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks
|Date & Time||Saturday February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM (EST)|
Allen Fieldhouse, 1651, Naismith Drive, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, 66044, USA
Kansas Jayhawks -11.5 -- O/U: 136.5
The Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in Big 12 conference college basketball action from the Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.
The Oklahoma Sooners will try to jump up as high as 3rd in the Big 12 standings after back-to-back wins to get to 6-5 in conference play following a 90-61 win over Iowa State last time out. Brady Manek leads Oklahoma in scoring with 15.9 points per game as well as 6.4 rebounds while Kristian Doolittle is averaging 15 points and a team-high 9 rebounds per game and Austin Reaves rounds out the trio of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma with 14.2 points per game this season. Jamal Bieniemy leads the Sooners in the assists department with 2.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Oklahoma is averaging 71.7 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the 3-point line and 77.2% from the foul line while allowing opponents to average 67.2 points on 39.9% shooting from the field and 32.7% from behind the 3-point line this season. Oklahoma is 2-6 straight up and 3-5 against the spread on the road this season.
The Kansas Jayhawks will try to keep pace at the top of the Big 12 mountain after improving to 10-1 in conference play with a massive 58-49 road win over West Virginia last time out. Devon Dotson leads Kansas in scoring with 17.9 points as well as 4.3 assists per game while Udoka Azubuike has 12.7 points and a team-high 9.6 rebounds per game. Ochai Agbaji is Kansas’ 3rd and final double-digit scorer with 10.2 points per game while Marcus Garrett leads the Jayhawks in assists with 4.5 helpers per game this season. As a team, Kansas is averaging 74.3 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the floor, 34.2% from behind the 3-point line and 66.4% from the foul line while allowing their opponents to average 59.8 points per game on 37.3% from the field and 28.9% from behind the 3-point line this season. Kansas is 10-1 straight up and 4-7 against the spread at home this season.
The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
The underdog’s had a lot of success in this matchup and the Jayhawks haven’t been great against the number at home so the points are definitely tempting. However, the Sooners just haven’t done a good job keeping pace on the road as of late, and that won’t fly against a Kansas team that’s been suffocating teams with their defense, allowing just 55.6 points in their last 5 games, and held back-to-back opponents under 50 points. I just think this is another game where the Sooners fail to keep up, so I’ll lay the points with Kansas here.