Kansas vs Oklahoma State predictions 1/27/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State +8.5
The Kansas Jayhawks head to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Monday, January 27, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 8.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 15.6 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 60.9 per contest. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 10-9. They are averaging 67.5 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-8-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 7-12-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
01/22/20 F David McCormack Suspension is out next 2 games
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is out next 12 games
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devon Dotson comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Udoka Azubuike averages 13.2 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 9.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 78% for the season while his free throw percentage is 42%.
Lindy Waters scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Cameron McGriff averages 9.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 76.5 points per contest, which is 64th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 86th in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 199th with 13.2 per game. The Jayhawks allow 60.9 points per contest, which is 19th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 144th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 278th in the nation with 67.5 points per contest this season. They are 291st in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 290th in the NCAA. They are 148th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 279th in assists per game with 11.9. The Cowboys are 178th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Cowboys give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 74th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 40th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 232nd with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 254th with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 261st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 110.4, which is ranked 22nd. They are 229th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 16th. As a unit they are 24th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in D-1. Kansas is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma State is 162nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys are 275th in the country in offensive rating with 97. In terms of pace they are 200th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 298th. As a team they are 286th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 188th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -8.5
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