Kansas vs. Oklahoma - 1/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (12-5) at Kansas Jayhawks (14-3)
College Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas Jayhawks play Monday night at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Oklahoma Sooners have split their last four games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 73 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 17.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. TaShawn Thomas is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners have six players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 72.1 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last seven games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks have won five of their last six games and look for their fourth Big 12 win. On the season, Kansas is averaging 71.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Frank Mason III is averaging 12.9 points and 4.2 assists while Perry Ellis is averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Wayne Selden Jr. is dishing 3.2 assists and Cliff Alexander is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are a defensive team that’s allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in six of their last nine games. Offensively, Kansas is shooting 71.4 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. Kansas is 8-0 SU this season on its home court.
The Sooners are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big 12 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The Jayhawks are 24-10-1 ATS in their last 35 vs. Big 12 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
While I really like this Oklahoma team and think it has what it takes to make a run for the Big 12 crown, Kansas has yet to lose on its home court and will be eager to bounce back after dropping a stinker against Iowa State. Give me the Jayhawks and the reasonable chalk.