Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas Jayhawks - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (19-3) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys 1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks will travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The 8th ranked Kansas Jayhawks improved to 19-3 (8-1 Big 12) on the season after defeating the 11th ranked Iowa State Cyclones, 89-76, this past Monday. Kansas shot 50.8% from the field and 47.6% (10-21) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was Kelly Oubre Jr. who had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Kansas is ranked 1st in the RPI Standings and has played the 1st ranked SOS. On the season, the Jayhawks have been led by Perry Ellis (13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.5 apg) and Frank Mason III (12.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.1 apg). Kansas is averaging 72.6 ppg (ranked 63rd) on 44.1% shooting (ranked 141st). The Jayhawks are shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc (ranked 23rd) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.18 (ranked 75th). Kansas is holding their opponents to an average of 64.7 ppg (ranked 137th) on 39.9% shooting (ranked 65th). The Jayhawks average 39.23 total rpg (ranked 17th) and have a rebound margin of 5.5 (ranked 32nd).
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys improved to 15-7 (5-5 Big 12) on the season after defeating the 25th ranked Texas Longhorns, 65-63 (OT), this past Wednesday. Oklahoma State shot 38.5% from the field and 50.0% (5-10) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Le'Bryan Nash who had 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Oklahoma State is ranked 31st in the RPI Standings and has played the 42nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Cowboys have been led by Phil Forte III (17.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 spg) and Le'Bryan Nash (16.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.9 apg). Oklahoma State is averaging 68.1 ppg (ranked 155th) on 43.7% shooting (ranked 160th). The Cowboys average 6.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 108th) and shoot 71.4% from the free-throw line (ranked 87th). Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to an average of 59.7 ppg (ranked 32nd) on 38.6% shooting (ranked 29th). The Cowboys average 8.7 spg (ranked 13th) and 5.2 bpg (ranked 27th).
The Jayhawks are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Cowboys are 61-30-4 ATS in their last 95 home games.
Kansas has won 5 straight and got their revenge against Iowa State with an impressive victory at home earlier this week. Oklahoma State has been alternating Big-12 wins over the past 2 weeks and got a tough fought victory in Texas. Oklahoma State has two great players in Phil Forte II and Le'Bryan Nash, however, I feel that Oklahoma State always struggles against Kansas. As this game is pretty much a pick-em, I'm going to roll with the Jayhawks in this one. Take