NCAAB Betting: Kansas at Oklahoma State Analysis
Last Saturday was a busy day in the college basketball world. Things slowed down a little bit on Sunday, as the NFL Playoffs took center stage. Things will be even slower on Monday night, as a majority of the college basketball world will take the night off for the CFP National Championship game. Come Tuesday, things will take back off, as we’re getting into the heart of the conference season.
Prior to the season, many thought that the Baylor Bears would run away from the rest of the Big 12. However, some teams have surprised everyone and are playing better than predicted. Two of those teams will match up on Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena, as the Kansas Jayhawks travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Let’s take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this matchup so you can place your bets against their College Basketball odds.
Kansas at Oklahoma State Betting Preview
Jayhawks Seeking 11th Win
The Jayhawks are the 6th-rated team in the country. While many had high hopes for the Jayhawks, many experts also felt that this team would be one of the least-talented groups in Bill Self’s tenure at Kansas. The 10-2 Jayhawks lost their season opener to Gonzaga, and were blown out by Texas for their two losses.
Kansas has a balanced offensive attack led by Ochai Ogbaji and Jalen Wilson. Both of these two talented players are averaging just under 15 points per game. Wilson leads the Jayhawks in rebounding, as he grabs just over eight boards per game. As a team, Kansas is averaging nearly 77 points per game. Defensively, they have played very well, as they’re giving up an average of 66 points per contest.
Cowboys Seeking to Defend Home Court
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will bring an 8-3 record to their home court for this huge contest. The Cowboys are coming off of a 70-54 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday night. Oklahoma State’s three losses have come to potential NCAA Tournament teams, as they lost a heartbreaker to TCU, and their two other losses came at the hands of Texas and West Virginia. The two losses to Texas and West Virginia were by a combined six points.
Oklahoma State is led by the player many consider to be not only the top freshman in the country, but potentially the #1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft in Cade Cunningham. Cunningham is averaging nearly 18 points per game. With the ball in his hands so much, he’s also Oklahoma State’s assist leader, averaging nearly four dimes per game. His backcourt mate, Isaac Likekele, also averages double figures, coming in at just over 12 per game. He’s also the team’s leading rebounder, grabbing eight boards per game.
This will be a great matchup, as one of the top teams in the country will be geared up to stop one of the premier players in the land. Cade Cunningham will want to show everyone that he has what it takes to lead his team over one of the elite college programs. This one could also be huge in the conference race, as both teams are fighting to keep up with Baylor. Kansas vs. Oklahoma State will be must-see television on Tuesday night!