Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Jayhawks and Cowboys. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the Cowboys at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. Get ready to place your bets! The Jayhawks come into this Big 12 conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 138 points.

KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +6.5

This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Not only will Oklahoma State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will Kansas Come Through as Road Favorites?

Through 16 games, Kansas has been favored in every game and has a 14-2 record. On the road, they are 4-2, and their average scoring margin is +6.0. The Jayhawks’ last game was a 78-66 win over Oklahoma.

So far this season, Kansas has been perfect at home, going 10-0. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.9, and they have won 10 straight games at home. In Big 12 play, the Jayhawks are 2-1.

Against the spread, Kansas has struggled this season with a 6-10 record. On the road, their ATS mark is just 1-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are only 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas’ games this year (145.9). So far, their over/under record is 7-9. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their most recent game, the Jayhawks’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.5 points per game. In terms of offense, the Jayhawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, putting them 24th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 126th in percentage and 289th in three-pointers made.

The Jayhawks’ defense is presently ranked 65th nationally, allowing an average of 66.3 points per contest. In today’s game, the Kansas defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 66 points.

Will the Cowboys Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Oklahoma State has been solid at home this season with a record of 7-4. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cowboys have gone 7-3.

On the road, Oklahoma State has struggled, going 0-4 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -11.2 points per game, and they have lost four straight games away from home.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma State has yet to cover the spread in any of their four games. Overall, they have an ATS mark of 4-11. At home, the Cowboys are 4-7 vs. the spread, including a 1-2 record in their last three games.

Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in Oklahoma State’s games this year (140.4). So far, 7 of their 15 games have finished with fewer than 138 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

In contrast to their season average of 72.8 points per game, the Oklahoma State had a below average performance. They scored 42 points against Iowa State and had a field goal percentage of 31.9%. In terms of offense, the Cowboys have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 174th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 130th in percentage and 42nd in three-pointers made.

The Cowboys’ defense is presently ranked 91st nationally, allowing an average of 68.1 points per contest. In today’s game, the Oklahoma State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 66 points.