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Oklahoma vs Kansas Basketball Picks 2-17-24

Kansas Jayhawks (19-6) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (18-7)
February 17, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners +1.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks will play the Oklahoma Sooners in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Kansas has lost two of their last three games, while Oklahoma has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Kansas vs Oklahoma prediction.

Kansas Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-6 (7-5) this year after they lost to Texas Tech by a score of 79-50 in their last game. Kansas trailed 37-28 at the half and they were out scored 42-22 in the second half in the blowout loss. The Jayhawks shot 32.7% from the field and were -16 in rebounding margin in the game. Kansas defeated Baylor by a score of 64-61 in the game prior to Texas Tech, but lost to Kansas State before that. The Jayhawks are scoring 77 points per game with 36 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, while allowing 68 points against per game this year. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 18.2 points per game, 10.8 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game. Kansas is shooting 50% from the field, 73.7% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers this season. 

Oklahoma Preview

The Oklahoma Sooners are 18-7 (6-6) this season after they lost to Baylor by a score of 79-62 in their last game. Oklahoma trailed 40-27 at halftime and allowed 39 points in the second half in the loss. The Sooners shot 46.7% from the field and were +2 in rebounding margin in the game. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 66-62 and BYU by a score of 82-66 in the two games prior to Baylor. The Sooners are scoring 76.7 points per game with 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, while giving up 66.6 points against per game this season. Javian McCollum is averaging 14 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. Oklahoma is shooting 47.3% from the field, 74.3% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers this year. 

Kansas vs Oklahoma Betting Prediction

Kansas comes into this game ranked #6 in the country, but they lost earlier in the week and have had issues on the road. The Jayhawks have lost to Texas Tech, Kansas State, West Virginia, and UCF on the road in conference play. Oklahoma is ranked #25, but they also lost earlier in the week at Baylor. Oklahoma has played pretty strong defense this season, but they will be tested by a Kansas offense that is shooting 50% from the field. While the Jayhawks have really good offensive numbers this season, they have only scored 50 and 64 points in their last two games. Oklahoma is desperate for a big time win and they get to face a Kansas team that is reeling. Take the Sooners at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Oklahoma ML

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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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