Kansas vs. Oklahoma State - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (19-13) at Kansas Jayhawks (24-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -2 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
On Thursday afternoon out at Sprint Center, the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks will be matching up on the college basketball court in the Big 12 Tournament.
Oklahoma State enters this game with a 19-13 record overall. The Cowboys had a sketchy run heading into late February, losing seven games in a 10-game stretch, but have since won their last three straight.
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In Wednesday’s tournament game versus Oklahoma, the Cowboys, bagged a 71-60 win to move on. Oklahoma State’s leading scorer in that one was Cameron McGriff, who bagged 18 points and nine rebounds. Jeffrey Carroll doubled up on 13 points and 13 rebounds for OK State as well.
As for Kansas, they’re sitting at 24-7 on the year. The Jayhawks had won five straight games before falling on Saturday to the Cowboys. In that one, Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham put up 15 points.
Graham leads the Jayhawks with 17.6 PPG and 7.2 APG, and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has 15.3 PPG. Also in double-figures for Kansas are Udoka Azubuike (13.7 PPG; 7.1 RPG), Lagerald Vick (12.2 PPG) and Malik Newman (12.0 PPG).
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last four following an ATS win and 5-0 ATS in the last five overall. OK State is also 5-0 ATS in their last five versus the Big 12 and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral-site games.
Meanwhile, the Jayhawks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Thursday games, and the under is 4-0 in the last four neutral-site games. The under is also 6-2 in the Jayhawks’ last eight games following an ATS loss and the over is 5-2 in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
Oklahoma State has been rolling over their last few games and has bagged at least 80 points in two of their last three. Interestingly enough, the Cowboys have beaten Kansas in both games this year, 84-79 on the road and 82-64 at home. With those results, and with the Jayhawks banged up (Azubuike is out for the conference tourney with a sprained knee), I’m on the OK State bandwagon right now.