Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (-1.5)
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the venue where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3) will play the Kansas Jayhawks (10-2) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have Kansas as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 144.
Kansas will take the court with a record of 10-2 this season. The Jayhawks are connecting on 36.9% on 3-point shots (100 of 271) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.9 points per contest (96th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.2% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.5 fouls every game. As a team, Kansas is grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game and has earned 167 dimes so far this season, which is 73rd in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Jayhawks have forced 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 fouls. They are ranked 186th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 128 conceded this year. The Jayhawks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 40.5% (296 of 731) and they concede 33.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are conceding 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 100th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (66.8).
The Kansas Jayhawks played the Oklahoma Sooners and went home with a win by a final score of 63-59 in their last game. Kansas finished the contest with a 48.9% field goal percentage (23 of 47) and made 6 out of their 20 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Jayhawks converted 11 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 57.9%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 34 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists for this game while earning 5 steals and 6 rejections. In terms of defending, Kansas allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the field on 23 of 47 shooting. Oklahoma earned 11 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Sooners snagged 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Oklahoma finished 70.0% at the free throw line by converting 7 of 10 tries. They also made 6 out of their 20 attempts from 3-point range.
David McCormack is a player who had an impact for this game. He had 17 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played 25 mins played and pulled down 2 boards. McCormack shot 57.1% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that came through in the game for the Jayhawks was Ochai Agbaji. He grabbed 6 boards and also had 2 assists. He went 40.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 4-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Agbaji was on the court for 38 minutes.
Oklahoma State has a record of 8-3 this season. The Cowboys are committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they go 68.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.5 times per game (180th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest. Oklahoma State has totaled 850 points on the year (77.3 per game) and they average 40.5 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks them 126th in college basketball. The Cowboys are ranked 194th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.9. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the field (53rd in D-1). The Oklahoma State defense allows 33.6% on 3-point shots (94 of 280) and their opponents are connecting on 65.2% of their free throw attempts. They allow 12.6 dimes and 37.1 rebounds every game, which ranks them 159th and 257th in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oklahoma State Cowboys got the victory with a final of 70-54 when they faced the Kansas State Wildcats. The Cowboys were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in the matchup. They also turned away 4 tries while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Wildcats committed 16 fouls for the game which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Oklahoma State knocked down 6 of 14 attempts (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys shot 27 for 48 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.3%. The Cowboys permitted the Wildcats to knock down 21 of their 58 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.2% for this contest. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by going 6 of 24 and ended up shooting 6 of 12 at the free throw line (50.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Oklahoma State permitted Kansas State to snag 25 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Isaac Likekele pitched in for the Cowboys for the contest. He buried 6 of 9 for this game for a rate of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Likekele totaled 9 rebounds in his 34 minutes played and had 2 dimes for the game. One more player that played a role for Oklahoma State was Rondel Walker. He accumulated 15 points in 34 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 from the floor for the matchup. Walker ended up shooting 57.1% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (+1.5) and under 144 points
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