Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self brings plenty of College basketball wagering cache. Dating back to 1999 Self’s teams have made March Madness every season. During his time at Kansas he won the 2008 national title. His last two teams made the Elite Eight. The Jayhawks have finished in the final top ten rankings eight straight years. But this year KU has seemed a little off their game. Saturday’s big over West Virginia could signal that Self has things fixed. Backers of the Oklahoma Sooners are drowning in red ink. Oklahoma can score with anyone. Their problem is that they can’t stop anyone. Kansas hosts Oklahoma on Monday.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
NCAA Basketball Odds:
Oklahoma +9½ (-110) 165 (-110)
Kansas -9½ (-110) 165 (-110)
Sooners vs. Jayhawks TV Coverage: ESPN
The Kansas Jayhawks are coming off a 77-69 College basketball wagering payout over the West Virginia Mountaineers. It was the third time in five games that KU went under the total. The cover snapped a four game payless streak for Kansas. The Kansas offense has strong balance with five players scoring 12 points per game or better. Senior guard Devonte Graham is the team’s leading scorer with 17.4 points per game. In 14 games at Allen Fieldhouse Kansas has failed to cover just six times. Over the total has paid out in eight of those 14 home games. In the Big 12 Conference race KU is tied for first place with Texas Tech.
The Oklahoma Sooners are getting terrible sportsbook reviews. The negative rants of gamblers are fully justified. Oklahoma has failed to get the money in their last seven games. They have lost seven out of nine games against the spread. Head coach Lon Krueger built the nation’s second ranked offense. His defense ranks 337th in the country. As one would expect OU has gone over the total in 16 out of 25 games. Four out of their last six games have cleared the total. The latest debacle was Saturday’s 77-66 home loss to Texas. The Sooners do boast the freshman sensation of the nation in Trae Young. He is averaging 29 points and 9.2 assists per game.
Oklahoma has covered the spread in four of their last five against Kansas. They scored an 85-80 home win over KU on January 23. The last four meetings in this series have gone under the total. The Sooners have come away with the cash in three out of their last four visits to Allen Fieldhouse. Six of the last eight games in this series at Kansas have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
There will be a lot of College basketball wagering action on the revenge angle. Just as much attention will be paid to the OU slump. The matchup edge here is contrarian betting value. The public will be all over Kansas. The linemaker knows that nobody wants Oklahoma. He has to sweeten the pot. The smart money will grab the enhanced Oklahoma betting value.
Sooners vs. Jayhawks NCAA Basketball Picks
Oklahoma has the firepower with Young to stay within the number. They are a difficult team to put away. The Sooners have proven results at Kansas. This one should be an entertaining shootout. Oklahoma is the contrarian call!
NCAA Basketball Betting Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
NCAA Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Sooners 91, Jayhawks 88