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Oklahoma vs. Kansas - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas at Oklahoma
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Lloyd Noble Center
Norman, OK
The Line
Kansas Jayhawks -1 -- O/U: 143.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma Sooners meet in Big 12 college basketball action from the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday night.

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to build on back-to-back wins and victories in 5 of their last 6 games following a 72-67 win over Oklahoma state in their last outing. Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks with 20 points along with a game-high 15 rebounds and 3 steals while Quentin Grimes chipped in 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 4 threes. Ochai Agbaji added 11 points with 3 threes to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas in the win while Devon Dotson had 4 points to match his team-high 4 assists. Lawson leads Kansas by averaging a double-double per game with 19 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while Dotson leads the Jayhawks in assists with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Kansas is averaging 75.8 points per game on 46.7% shooting from the field, 36.1% from behind the arc and 69.8% from the foul line this season.

The Oklahoma Sooners will look to keep their momentum going after winning 3 of their last 4 games following a 92-80 win over West Virginia last time out. Jamal Bieniemy and Aaron Calixte led the Sooners with 22 points with Bieniemy doing his damage on 5 of 6 shooting with 4 threes, an 8 of 10 mark from the foul line and a team-high 6 assists while Calixte shot 8 of 11 with 3 threes. Kristian Doolittle added 15 points with 9 rebounds while Brady Manek added 14 points with 6 boards, a pair of steals and a pair of blocks to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma in the win. Christian James was held to just 7 points but still leads Oklahoma in scoring with 15.1 points per game while Bieniemy leads the Sooners in assists with 3.2 assists per game and Doolittle leads Oklahoma in rebounding with 6.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oklahoma is averaging 71.4 points per game on 44.4% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the arc and 68.6% from the foul line this season.

Kansas is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Oklahoma is 18-8-3 ATS in their last 29 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. Kansas is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Kansas exorcised some demons on the road with their win over Oklahoma State last time out, but the fact here is that Kansas still had to claw for that win and it was a much harder game than I’m sure Kansas had signed up for. The Jayhawks’ issues on the road have been well documented this season, and while Oklahoma isn’t a world-beater by any means, the Sooners have been an easier team to trust against the spread this season. I also think the Sooners have a slight advantage being at full strength while the Jayhawks are still missing Lagerald Vick. I wish I was getting a couple more points here, but I still think Oklahoma gets the job done as Kansas’ road issues rear their ugly head once again.

Pick:
Oklahoma +1

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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