Kansas vs. Oklahoma - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (12-0) at Kansas Jayhawks (12-1)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas Jayhawks clash Monday night at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Oklahoma Sooners hope to win what would be their 14th straight regular season game. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 87 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 37 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 24.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Jordan Woodard is averaging 13.9 points and 3.7 assists. Isaiah Cousins is dishing 4.8 assists and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are shooting 45.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. Oklahoma is allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.1 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma Sooners have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks hope to build on their impressive 11-game winning streak. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 85.4 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 3.2 assists while Perry Ellis is averaging 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Frank Mason III is dishing 5.5 assists and Devonte' Graham is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. Kansas is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15 turnovers per game. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t lost a home game since January of 2014.
The Sooners are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sooners are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Kansas and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Oklahoma is an experienced team that has had great success of winning on the road. Hield is also the best player on the court in this game. With Oklahoma's ability to shoot the ball, not sure how you can leave this many points on the table. This should be closer to a toss-up between the two best teams in the Big 12.