Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys ATS Odds

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys (17-13, 7-10 Big 12) and No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (24-6, 13-4 Big 12) will face off at Gallagher-Iba Arena to bring the regular season to an end. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds Preview

The last time the Jayhawks played, they were victorious over the Texas Longhorns, 80-70. Udoka Azubuike was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points on 10-for-11 shooting. Kansas played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.664 (above their season average of 0.577) and a free throw rate of 0.052 (below their season average of 0.192). Texas was 0.493 and 0.044, respectively, for those same stats.

The Cowboys hope to maintain momentum after beating the Iowa State Cyclones in their last matchup, 80-71. With 21 points on 9-for-19 shooting, Jeffrey Carroll was the game’s high scorer. Oklahoma State dominated every facet of the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 33.7) and a turnover percentage of 10.8 (better than their season average of 16.1). For those same stats, Iowa State recorded marks of 23.3 and 15.9, respectively.

The offensive glass should be a major edge for Oklahoma State in this showdown. The Cowboys rank 41st in offensive rebounding percentage (33.9 percent), while Kansas ranks 299th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.5 percent).

These teams have already met once this season. The Cowboys won 84-79. Oklahoma State’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Cowboys had more offensive rebounds (16 vs. 10), defensive rebounds (25 vs. 18) and total rebounds (41 vs. 28). Kendall Smith was the game’s top overall scorer with 24 points.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds Prediction

Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma State, ATS Winner – Oklahoma State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Cowboys rank 53rd in blocks per game (4.1) while the Jayhawks rank 120th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • Kansas averages 6.6 steals per game, which ranks 89th in the NCAA. Oklahoma State ranks 126th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • Oklahoma State ranks 59th in three pointers allowed per game (19.9) while Kansas ranks 247th (24.1).
  • The Jayhawks average 17.2 assists per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. The Cowboys rank 125th in assists allowed per game (13.2).
  • Oklahoma State ranks 88th in rebounds per game (36.9) while Kansas ranks 169th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).

Betting Trends:

  • The Cowboys have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Oklahoma State has defeated opponents by an average of 3.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Jayhawks have scored an average of 83.6 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (1.6 above their season average).