The Oklahoma Sooners visit the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence this coming Saturday. The Sooners haven’t been successful at Allen Fieldhouse over their last several trips there, but could this one be a different story for Oklahoma? Or will the Jayhawks continue their dominance of Oklahoma at home? Check out our preview below of this Big 12 college basketball game.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAA College Basketball Game on February 12 2022
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
When: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (odds)
Record: 14-10 Overall/4-7 Conference
Oklahoma has finally stopped the bleeding with a 70-55 win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders last Wednesday. That snapped the Sooners’ three-game losing skid and gave their March Madness resume a big boost. Oklahoma hopes that it remains hot from behind the arc when it faces the Jayhawks again. The Sooners awent 13/28 from deep in the win over Texas Tech and shot the ball 48.9 percent overall. Umoja Gibson carried the Sooners on his back and put up 30 points to compensate for the paltry 2-point output of Tanner Groves. The Sooners expect more from Groves, who leads the Sooners in scoring this season with 13.1 points per game, in the rematch with Kansas. He had eight points in Oklahoma’s 67-64 home loss to Kansas last January, while Gibson had 15 and Jordan Goldwire chipped in 10. Even if the Sooners’ outside shooting cools down, they can always rely on their offense inside the arc, as they are fifth nationally in 2-point shooting percentage (58.0%).
The over is 2-1 in Oklahoma’s last three games.
Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (odds)
Record: 19-4 Overall/8-2 Conference
Kansas got tripped up by the Texas Longhorns last Monday, as the Jayhawks suffered a 79-76 loss in Austin. All the momentum the Jayhawks built with back-to-back wins against the Iowa State Cyclones and the Baylor Bears was lost in the Texas game, though the Jayhawks must still be feeling good. For one, they have already beaten Oklahoma this season, as mentioned earlier. Jalen Wilson and Christian Braun scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, in that game, while Ochai Agbaji scored only 10. Agbaji is pacing Kansas this season in scoring with 20.3 points per game, but he’s not necessarily the team’s best player. That said, his scoring will be sought by the Jayhawks, who shot 8/17 from the 3-point area in the win against Oklahoma. As a team, Kansas is No. 1 in the Big 12 with 107.4 points per 100 possessions and fifth nationally (120.1) in the same offensive metric. The Jayhawks could continue having success against Oklahoma’s vulnerable defense that has let opposing Big 12 teams record 51.9 effective field goal percentage.
Kansas is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 home games against the Sooners.
Kansas wins, 75-66.
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