Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Basketball Las Vegas Odds and Free Predictions


Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners
16-10 (2-7 V)
9:00 pm ET, Monday, February 19, 2018
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks
21-6 (12-3 H)
ESPN
 
Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Basketball Las Vegas Odds and Free Predictions

The last time Kansas played Oklahoma, a firestorm was created both in the lane and at the free throw line.

Udoka Azubuike, the Jayhawks' sophomore center, was left to fend for himself underneath in the closing minutes. Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger instructed his team to foul the poor free throw shooter if he touched the ball. Kansas coach Bill Self left in his big man to let Azubuike solve the problem.

Some questioned the sportsmanship involved with the move by Kruger, but the strategy worked. Azubuike missed all but one of eight free throws, and the Sooners rallied for an 85-80 victory on Jan. 23.

The rematch is scheduled Monday in Allen Fieldhouse. After gaining a first-place tie with Texas Tech in the Big 12, the No. 13 Jayhawks (21-6, 10-4 Big 12) will play host to the No. 23 Sooners (16-10, 6-8).

If the clash goes down to the wire, Self may leave in Azubuike again. The 7-foot Nigerian made 7 of 10 free throws Saturday as Kansas capitalized on a 35-2 differential in foul shots and 26-1 scoring advantage from the line to beat West Virginia 77-69. Azubuike scored a team-high 21 points.

No problems exist with Azubuike's touch when opponents let him shoot from the field. He leads the nation with a 76.9 shooting percentage, often off dunks, after going 7 of 8 against West Virginia. He is shooting 86 percent in his last six games. On free throws, he is 18 of 30 in the seven games since the loss at Oklahoma.

Kansas rides a four-game winning streak. A win against Oklahoma would set up a potential Big 12 title showdown at Texas Tech on Feb. 24. The Jayhawks are bidding for a 14th consecutive conference crown, which would break the major-college record they share with UCLA, which won the Pac-8/10 title 13 consecutive seasons from 1967-79.

The skid that threatens to sink Oklahoma continued Saturday with a 77-66 home loss to Texas. With their fifth straight defeat, the Sooners dropped into a three-way tie for sixth place in the Big 12.

The celebrated impact of Trae Young continues to lose some luster, though the freshman guard still leads the nation with averages of 29.1 points and 9.3 assists. During the Sooners' current losing streak, Young is just 10 of 51 from 3-point range.

The Sooners were ranked in the top five just a month ago, but their slump is hurting their NCAA Tournament credentials. Oklahoma has lost 16 straight at Kansas dating to a 1993 win in the Big Eight under Billy Tubbs.

 

Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Oklahoma Sooners +8½ (-110) +325 166 (-115)o
Kansas Jayhawks -8½ (-110) -450 166 (-105)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Kansas 82, Oklahoma 74

 


 

Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Oklahoma Sooners

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 16-10 12-3 4-7 8-17 5-9 3-8 87.50 82.00 5.50
Last 10 2-8 2-2 0-6 1-9 1-3 0-6 77.70 83.30 -5.60
vs Conf 6-8 5-2 1-6 4-10 3-4 1-6 82.57 84.43 -1.86

Kansas Jayhawks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 21-6 14-4 7-2 13-13 8-9 5-4 81.59 70.70 10.89
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 4-6 2-3 2-3 74.40 71.60 2.80
vs Conf 10-4 5-2 5-2 5-9 1-6 4-3 76.71 75.21 1.50

Betting Odds Trends

Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma's last 10 games
Oklahoma is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas
Oklahoma is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing Kansas
Oklahoma is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas

Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas's last 11 games
Kansas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games at home
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
Kansas is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing Oklahoma
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas's last 8 games when playing at home against Oklahoma

Injuries

Oklahoma Sooners

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Kansas Jayhawks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/23/18 OKLA 85 KU 80 -2/172.5 OKLA/U
2/27/17 KU 73 OKLA 63 -14.5/151.5 OKLA/U
1/10/17 OKLA 70 KU 81 12/152 OKLA/U
2/13/16 OKLA 72 KU 76 -3.5/156 KU/U
1/4/16 KU 109 (OT) OKLA 106 -7/158.5 OKLA/O
3/7/15 OKLA 75 KU 73 -6.5/143 KU/O
1/19/15 KU 85 OKLA 78 -5.5/138 KU/O
2/24/14 KU 83 OKLA 75 -11/154.5 OKLA/O
1/8/14 OKLA 83 KU 90 6/159 KU/O
2/9/13 OKLA 72 KU 66 5.5/135 OKLA/O

Oklahoma: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS OKLA FG Opp FG Reb
2/17/18 TEX 66-77 (L) -6.5/155 LU 20/65 30/55 31-41
2/13/18 @TTU 78-88 (L) 7/152 LO 26/56 30/62 30-27
2/10/18 @ISU 80-88 (L) -6/161.5 LO 27/63 30/65 36-35
2/5/18 WVU 73-75 (L) -3.5/167 LU 25/56 30/71 31-34
2/3/18 @TEX 74-79 (L) 3/152 LO 32/62 25/55 35-25
1/30/18 BAY 98-96 (W) -5.5/153.5 LO 30/56 35/74 32-31
1/27/18 @ALA 73-80 (L) -1/158.5 LU 29/71 30/54 36-35
1/23/18 KU 85-80 (W) -2/172.5 WU 28/57 32/71 36-34
1/20/18 @OKST 81-83 (L) (OT) -2/167 LU 28/82 33/82 52-40
1/16/18 @KSU 69-87 (L) -2/164 LU 26/62 35/62 36-26

Kansas: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS KU FG Opp FG Reb
2/17/18 WVU 77-69 (W) -3/152.5 WU 22/47 27/61 29-28
2/13/18 @ISU 83-77 (W) -6.5/153 LO 30/62 29/59 26-35
2/10/18 @BAY 64-80 (L) -2.5/146 LU 25/63 30/53 25-31
2/6/18 TCU 71-64 (W) -7/155.5 PU 24/55 23/57 33-35
2/3/18 OKST 79-84 (L) -12/151.5 LO 28/60 32/62 27-38
1/29/18 @KSU 70-56 (W) -1/146.5 WU 21/46 21/65 34-29
1/27/18 TAM 79-68 (W) -9/146 WO 30/62 28/64 31-38
1/23/18 @OKLA 80-85 (L) 2/172.5 LU 32/71 28/57 34-36
1/20/18 BAY 70-67 (W) -8.5/145 LU 21/52 24/60 34-36
1/15/18 @WVU 71-66 (W) 6/157 WU 26/59 25/62 33-35

 

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