The Oklahoma Sooners (16-8, 6-5 Big 12) will attempt to put an end to the nine-game winning streak of Kansas when they head to Allen Fieldhouse to challenge the No. 3 Jayhawks (21-3, 10-1 Big 12). Action begins at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN.
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In the Sooners’ last outing, they had no trouble getting past the Iowa State Cyclones, 90-61. Kristian Doolittle was the game’s high scorer with 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Oklahoma dominated every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.262 (above their season average of 0.234) and a turnover percentage of 7.5 (better than their season average of 14.2). For those same stats, Iowa State had marks of 0.070 and 20.2, respectively.
The Jayhawks hope to keep it rolling after topping the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers in their last contest, 58-49. Kansas received a boost from Devon Dotson, who was the top scorer from either team with 15 points on 4-for-13 shooting. Kansas played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.311 (above their season average of 0.232) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.489 (below their season average of 0.543). West Virginia had marks of 0.117 and 0.350, respectively, for those same stats.
When considering effective field goal percentage, Kansas figures to have a substantial advantage. The Jayhawks defense ranks sixth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.433), while the Oklahoma offense is ranked 222nd in effective field goal percentage (0.491).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Jayhawks won 66-52. The Jayhawks dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 and a free throw rate of 0.140. For those same stats, the Sooners were 18.6 and 0.097, respectively. Udoka Azubuike recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks Odds Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Under
The Sooners rank 17th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Jayhawks rank 103rd (3.3).
Kansas ranks 80th in assists per game (14.2) while Oklahoma ranks 83rd in assists allowed per game (11.7).
Kansas ranks 45th in rebounds per game (38.5) while Oklahoma ranks 247th in rebounds allowed per game (37.8).
The Sooners rank 127th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Jayhawks rank 248th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
Kansas ranks 32nd in steals per game (8.2) while Oklahoma ranks 125th (6.3).
The Jayhawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.4, down from 14.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Sooners have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (0.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.8 points per game (3.4 below their season average).