Head coach Lon Kruger and the Oklahoma Sooners are back on track for an invite to the Big Dance after taking a big step back last year. Oklahoma is in the thick of the Big 12 Conference race and just two years removed from a Final Four berth. The Sooners have the chance to make a major national statement on Tuesday night and show off their freshman sensation Trae Young. The Kansas Jayhawks lead the Big 12 Conference as one of the most public teams on the board in college hoops. Kansas and Oklahoma are two of the elite offensive teams in the nation. Much of the Public Betting NCAA Basketball is thinking “over the total.” The Sooners host the Jayhawks on Tuesday.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7 p.m. Eastern
Location: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
NCAA Basketball Odds at SBG:
Kansas +1½ (-110) 170 (-110)
Oklahoma -1½ (-110) 170 (-110)
Jayhawks vs. Sooners TV Coverage: ESPN
The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-3 straight up and 10-8 against the spread. The Jayhawks have been a poor Public Betting NCAA Basketball value lately with just two payouts in their last six games. Kansas has gone under the total in their last three consecutive games. The Jayhawks have been at their best betting value in road games. KU is 4-1 against the spread away from home. Kansas is in first place in the Big 12 Conference with a one game lead over West Virginia. Senior guard Devonte Graham leads Kansas with team highs of 18.1 points and 7.3 assists per game. Kansas is coming off a 70-67 win over Baylor but failed to cover as 8.5-point home chalks. Graham had 15 points, seven assists and eight rebounds in the win.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 14-4 straight up but just 7-10 against the spread. Oklahoma is 4-4 against the spread at home. The Sooners have gone over the total in six out of eight home games. OU has failed to cover the spread in four out of their last five games. Oklahoma is coming off an 83-81 loss at Oklahoma State as a 2-point chalk. The Sooners have gone under the total in four of their last five overall games. Freshman sensation Trae Young has been on fire for Oklahoma. The guard is averaging 30.5 points per game. Young had 48 points in the loss at Oklahoma State. Oklahoma is 4-3 in Big 12 action.
Team vs Team
The Sooners have covered the spread in three out of their last four games against the Jayhawks. Kansas and Oklahoma have gone under the total in their last three meetings. Oklahoma has had the online sportsbook advantage at Lloyd Noble Center against the Jayhawks. The Sooners have grabbed the cash in three out of their last four home games against the Jayhawks. Oklahoma and Kansas have gone under the total in their last two matchups at Oklahoma.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup between the Sooners and Jayhawks could prove to be one of the most entertaining of the year for the Public Betting NCAA Basketball. If you like offensive basketball this one is for you. The key in this matchup is home court. The Sooners have proven their ability to handle Kansas at home.
Jayhawks vs. Sooners NCAA Basketball Picks
Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center is the call. Be careful of the over the total as the oddsmakers will be ready for you with a very high number.
NCAA Basketball Betting Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
NCAA Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Sooners 83, Jayhawks 79