The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Norman this Tuesday to face the reeling Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners are on a losing streak, and could use a big win against Kansas to boost their March Madness resume. Check out our preview below of this Kansas-Oklahoma Big 12 tussle.
Betting Preview for the Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners NCAA College Basketball Game on January 18 2022
Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK
When: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (-3.5)
Record: 14-2 Overall/3-1 Conference
Kansas is building a win streak again. After losing to no. 19 Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock, the Jayhawks have recorded back-to-back wins against the no. 15 Iowa State Cyclones (62-61) at home on Jan. 11 and over the West Virginia Mountaineers, also in Lawrence, last Saturday to the tune of an 85-59 score. Kansas managed to win those games despite missing Arizona State transfer guard Remy Martin, who is nursing a knee issue. If he gets ruled out of the Oklahoma game, look for guard Jalen Wilson to have an expanded role on the Jayhawks’ offense that is averaging 81.9 points per game – ninth overall in the nation. Wilson had 23 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in the West Virginia game. The Jayhawks are not among the most prolific rebounding team out there, but they are 15th nationally in offensive rebound percentage (34.4%).
Kansas is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (+3.5)
Record: 12-5 Overall/2-3 Conference Conference
Oklahoma is looking to prevent a three-game losing skid after losing to no. 21 Texas Longhorns (66-52)and to the TCU Horned Frogs (69-58 ). The Sooners’ shots have simply not been falling, especially from deep of late. They shot 1/13 on their threes versus Texas and 5/22 against TCU. Outside shooting isn’t really a forte of the Sooners, but it’s a different story when it comes down to scoring inside the arc. Oklahoma is second in the nation with a 60.2 2-point field goal percentage. Even with their clunky shooting from the 3-point area of late, the Sooners are seventh in Division I basketball this season with a 49.9 field goal shooting percentage and also seventh overall with a 56.8 effective field goal percentage. Tanner Groves will look to bounce back from a six-point outing against TCU. He is leading the Sooners this season in scoring with 13.1 points per game on 57.3 percent shooting from the floor.
The over is 2-0 in Oklahoma’s last two games as the home team.
Oklahoma wins, 75-62.
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