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Kansas vs Oklahoma State Basketball Picks 1-30-24

Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-11) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (16-4)
January 30, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -16.5; Over/Under: 145.5
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will play the Kansas Jayhawks in a Big 12 game on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. Oklahoma State has lost six of their last seven games, while Kansas has dropped two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Oklahoma State vs Kansas prediction.

Oklahoma State Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-11 (1-6) this year after they defeated West Virginia by a score of 70-66 in their last game. Oklahoma State trailed 33-32 at halftime, but they scored 38 points in the second half for the win. The Cowboys shot 40.4% from the field and were +5 in rebounding margin in the game. Oklahoma State had lost their previous six games against TCU, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State, Texas Tech, and Baylor. The Cowboys are scoring 71.8 points per game with 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, while giving up 69.5 points against per game this year. Javon Small is averaging 13.9 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, and 4.8 assists per game. Oklahoma State is shooting 44.7% from the field, 67.3% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this season.

Kansas Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-4 (4-3) this season after they lost to Iowa State by a score of 79-75 in their last game. Kansas trailed 30-26 at the half and they allowed 49 points in the second half in the loss. The Jayhawks shot 45% from the field and were +6 in rebounding margin, but allowed Iowa State to make 14 three pointers in the game. Kansas defeated Cincinnati by a score of 74-69 in the game prior to Iowa State, but lost to West Virginia before that. The Jayhawks are scoring 79 points per game with 36.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, while allowing 68.3 points against per game this season. Kevin McCullar Jr. is averaging 19.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. Kansas is shooting 50.5% from the field, 74% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this year. 

Oklahoma State vs Kansas Betting Prediction

Oklahoma State was able to snap their losing streak in their last game, but they have been very bad during conference play and lost to Kansas at home by a score of 90-66 on January 16th. The Cowboys have only scored 70 points in one of their last five games and they are shooting 44.7% from the field. Kansas has lost two of their last three games, but those losses came on the road. The Jayhawks are shooting 50.5% from the field and they have been much better at home. I know this Kansas team has not been as dominant as usual, but they should roll in this game. Take the Jayhawks to win in a blowout. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Kansas -16.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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