Oklahoma State vs. Kansas - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (15-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Tuesday in Big 12 college basketball action.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-8 this season and they have lost their last four games. Oklahoma State is averaging 70.1 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Jawun Evans leads the Cowboys averaging 12.4 points per game. Jeff Newberry is averaging 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, Leyton Hammonds is averaging 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Chris Olivier is averaging 8.9 points. Oklahoma State is 6-3 at home this season and 1-4 against the Big 12.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-2 this season after bouncing back from their loss to West Virginia with a win over TCU. Kansas is averaging 83.5 points per game and they are shooting 48.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 15.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 14.9 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 10.4 points. Kansas appears to be one of the top teams in the nation but they are going to have to win the Big 12 to have a chance at being a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Oklahoma State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Kansas is 4-10 against the spread against the Big 12, 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
Oklahoma State might not win games but they cover and I see them doing that here as well.