Kansas at Oklahoma State: NCAA Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting has top-ranked Kansas at Oklahoma State on Saturday in a game that can be seen on CBS.

The Jayhawks have already clinched the Big 12 title but they still should be motivated since they can finish unbeaten in the conference.  Kansas has been a popular team among those making a college basketball bet and that could be the case again on Saturday.

NCAA basketball betting has seen Kansas win 7 of the last 10 in this series against Oklahoma State. They are just 5-5 against the spread though. Last season the Jayhawks beat the Cowboys 78-67 in Lawrence. Two years ago in Stillwater, the Cowboys pulled out a 61-60 win over Kansas.  The Jayhawks are such a public team now that even though they win, oftentimes they don’t cover the pointspread.

Kansas has only finished with a perfect conference record once in their history as in 2001-2002 they went 16-0 in Big 12 play.  The Jayhawks rolled over Oklahoma on Monday as Xavier Henry had 23 points. Sherron Collins added 17 points while Tyshawn Taylor had 11. The Jayhawks shot better than 50 percent from the field for the second straight game. The Jayhawks led by as many as 23 but they let Oklahoma back into the game and the Sooners covered the NCAA basketball betting odds.  Letting teams cover the spread has been a major problem for Kansas.  The Jayhawks have just one straight up loss this season but they have not been a great team for those making a college basketball bet. They have failed to cover their last four games and overall they are 10-14-1 against the NCAA basketball betting point spread this season.

Kansas is a very talented team as they are 5th in the country in points per game.  The Jayhawks have an experienced team and they are favored to win the national championship.  Oklahoma State is not a bad team and at home they can be very tough.  They are a very profitable 6-1-1 at home this season in NCAA basketball betting.  James Anderson is a player who can take over a game and he is capable of making this game on Saturday a tough one for Kansas. 

The Jayhawks have three tough games left to finish with a perfect conference record.  If they get past this game against the Cowboys they still have Kansas State and Missouri to deal with.

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