The Kansas Jayhawks are set to host the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Monday night for a crucial matchup in the Big 12 Conference. The Baylor Bears are going to win the conference outright, but there is a nice battle underway for second place.
Kansas comes into this game with a 6-5 record in Big 12 action, and they have gone just 2-5 in their last seven games. Oklahoma State has now won three of their last four games, and they enter play with a conference record of 5-5.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview: Kansas Can’t Score
This has been a difficult season for Bill Self and his Kansas squad, and lack of offense has really plagued this team. The Jayhawks are averaging just 73.8 points per game, but they are holding opponents to just 68 points per game.
Depth has also been an issue for Kansas this season as there are just five players averaging at least six points per game. The Jayhawks do have some talented individual pieces, but they have not been able to put it all together.
Ochai Ogbaji leads the team with 14.1 points per game, and he will need to be great on Monday night for Kansas to win.
Oklahoma State Betting Preview: Cowboys Searching For Consistency
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have some impressive wins on their resume this season, but they also have some strange losses. Oklahoma State has been playing much better of late, but they are still looking to be more consistent on both ends of the floor.
The Cowboys are averaging nearly 78 points per game, but they also give up almost 72 points per contest. Oklahoma State will look to wear down the Jayhawks on Monday night, but they must also play solid defense on that end of the floor.
Cade Cunningham leads the Cowboys with 18.2 points per game, and he is one of the premier players in college basketball.
Jayhawks vs. Cowboys Betting Odds & Lines
There have been some interesting results so far in Big 12 Conference action, and that affects the betting lines throughout the season. Playing at home gives Kansas a slight edge in this game, but this is another conference matchup with a small spread.
MyBookie has the Kansas Jayhawks as five-point home favorites over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in this Big 12 Conference showdown.
Free Betting Pick
Both of these teams have been looking for consistency this season, but each team has been able to pick up some big wins as well. This should set up for a great matchup on Monday night, and there won’t be much separation between the teams.
Kansas remains a terrific team on their home floor, and for that reason they will be able to find enough offense to win this game. Look for the Jayhawks to pull away from the Cowboys late to pick up an important Big 12 Conference win.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -5