The Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-12, 5-7 Big 12) and No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2) tee it up Monday night in Lawrence, Kan. The showdown at Allen Fieldhouse is set for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we look at the Oklahoma State vs. Kansas odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Oklahoma State is back on the road after an 81-58 home win over West Virginia Saturday. The victory marked just the sixth for the Cowboys since Dec. 1. That stretch includes 11 losses, one of which was a 74-63 loss to these Jayhawks in Stillwater, Okla., Jan. 4.
The Jayhawks lost a 79-76 barnburner at then-No. 21 Texas last Monday, but they responded with a hard-fought 71-69 victory over Oklahoma Saturday. Kansas shot 53.1% to overcome nine 3-pointers by the Sooners. The Jayhawks are 12-1 at Allen Fieldhouse with their one loss coming against current No. 3 Kentucky.
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Oklahoma State at Kansas odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Oklahoma State +470 (bet $100 to win $470) | Kansas -700 (bet $700 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Oklahoma State +10.5 (-107) | Kansas -10.5 (-115)
Over/Under (O/U): 143.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)
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Oklahoma State at Kansas odds, lines, picks and predictions
Kansas 79, Oklahoma State 67
Kansas is likely the right side here, but the Jayhawks minus the points are a better value.
Against the spread
The Cowboys are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win; the home team has gone 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings between these two programs.
OSU goes quick tempo to leverage turnovers and a solid ability to get to the line while hiding some inadequacies in rebounding and distance shooting. That pace did not work on even-faster Kansas the first time around. Even with a below-average shooting performance and only 12 attempts at the stripe, the Jayhawks controlled that one by three-to-four possessions just about every second of the final 10 minutes.
After a tight game at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday, look for the Jayhawks’ best against Oklahoma State. That best is worth a moderate play on KANSAS -10.5 (-115).
The Over is 5-1 in OSU’s last six overall and 5-2 in the last seven series meetings.
These are the fastest two teams in the Big 12. Mix in 3s and offensive boards on the home side and a decent number of trips to the line for the visitors.
TAKE THE OVER 143.5 (-107).
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