Kansas vs Oklahoma Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma +5.5
The Kansas Jayhawks head to Lloyd Noble Center to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 5.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.4 as they are averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 61.4 per contest. Oklahoma has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 5-8-2 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 7-8-0 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
01/11/20 G Marcus Garrett Ankle is questionable
01/11/20 G Devon Dotson Hip injured last game, is questionable
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devon Dotson comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Udoka Azubuike averages 12.6 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 78% for the season while his free throw percentage is 39%.
Kristian Doolittle scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Austin Reaves averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 77.8 points per contest, which is 45th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 64th in the nation. They average 38.2 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 86th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 121st with 14.2 per game. The Jayhawks allow 61.4 points per contest, which is 33rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 41st, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 127th place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma is 117th in the nation with 74.0 points per contest this season. They are 213th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 249th in the NCAA. They are 109th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 297th in assists per game with 11.4. The Sooners are 341st in turnovers per contest with 10.8. The Sooners give up 69.5 points per game, which ranks them 199th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 74th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 299th with 38.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Sooners are 61st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 28th. They are 176th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 7th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 264th in D-1. Kansas is 122nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Sooners have an offensive rating of 102.8, which is ranked 150th. They are 82nd in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 221st. As a unit they are 162nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Oklahoma college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -5.5
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