The Cowboys and Jayhawks are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN. The Jayhawks will host the game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and Kansas is favored by -16 to win at home against Oklahoma State.

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS VS KANSAS JAYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +16

This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Jayhawks.
  • Even though we have Kansas winning straight-up, we like Oklahoma State at +16.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are Oklahoma State Ready for a Road Win?

With a record of 9-11, Oklahoma State is looking to get back to .500 and pick up their first road win of the season. So far, the Cowboys are 0-5 on the road, and their average margin of defeat is -9.8 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, Oklahoma State has gone just 2-8, and they are currently on a five-game road losing streak. Overall, they have been the underdog in seven games this season, and they have yet to win one.

As the underdog, Oklahoma State has gone just 1-6 vs. the spread this season and they are 6-13 overall. On the road, the Cowboys are 1-4 ATS and 2-7 in their last 10 road games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Oklahoma State has gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Oklahoma State’s games this season (140.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 138 points.

The Oklahoma State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. West Virginia. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.4% while connecting on 8 threes. Offensively, the Cowboys hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 226th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 177th in terms of percentage and 44th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Cowboys’ defense holds the 110th rank in the nation, allowing 69.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.7% this season.

Will the Jayhawks Live Up to Expectations at Home?

After suffering a tough 79-75 loss to Iowa State, the Jayhawks will look to get back on track and continue their perfect 11-0 record at home. So far this season, Kansas has gone 16-4 overall and 4-3 in Big 12 play.

As 16-point favorites, the Jayhawks have been favored in 19 of their 20 games this season, going 16-3 in those contests. At home, Kansas has been dominant, winning their last 11 games and going 10-0 in their last 10.

As the favorite, Kansas has gone just 7-12 vs. the spread this season and they have a 3-7 ATS mark in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Jayhawks are just 5-6 vs. the spread this year and they have a 4-6 ATS record in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is very similar to the average over/under line in Kansas’ games this season (145.6). So far, the over/under record in their games is 10-10. The average scoring total in their games this season is 147.3 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 157 points.

In their most recent game, the Jayhawks’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 79 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Kevin McCullar Jr., who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.8, while Hunter Dickinson also maintains a PPG average of 18.9 leading up to the game.

At present, the Jayhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 93rd, allowing 68.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Oklahoma State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.2%.