The seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will look to keep their streak of success intact when they take on the Oklahoma Sooners in a key Big 12 battle on Tuesday night. The Jayhawks (14-2, 3-1), who are looking to open conference play at 4-1 or better for the 16th consecutive season, have lost just one road game in 2021-2022, a 75-67 decision at Texas Tech on Jan. 8. The Sooners (12-5, 2-3), who are 8-1 at home, are 3-2 against teams ranked in The Associated Press poll. Porter Moser is the first coach in Oklahoma program history to have three wins over teams ranked in the top 15 of the AP poll in his first 15 games.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Kansas leads the all-time series 152-69, including a 53-45 edge in games played in Norman. The Jayhawks are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Kansas vs. Oklahoma odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 142.5. Before making any Oklahoma vs. Kansas picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Kansas vs. Oklahoma, and just revealed its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and trends for Oklahoma vs. Kansas:
- Kansas vs. Oklahoma spread: Kansas -3.5
- Kansas vs. Oklahoma over-under: 142.5 points
- Kansas vs. Oklahoma money line: Kansas -170, Oklahoma +145
- KAN: The Jayhawks are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six Tuesday games
- OKLA: The over is 4-0 in the Sooners' last four home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600
Why Kansas can cover
Senior forward David McCormack is coming off a monster performance in the 85-59 win over West Virginia on Saturday, recording a double-double with a season-high 19 points and 15 rebounds. It was his third double-double of the season and first since a 17-point, 15-rebound effort at Oklahoma State on Jan. 4. For the year, McCormack averages 8.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. He is connecting on 51.4 percent of his shots from the floor.
Sophomore forward Jalen Wilson recorded his third double-digit scoring performance of the season in the win over West Virginia, and his second of 20 or more points with his 23-point, eight-rebound effort. For the season, Wilson is averaging 7.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
Why Oklahoma can cover
The Sooners have three players averaging in double figures and two others scoring at least nine points per game. Senior forward Tanner Groves leads the offense, averaging 13.1 points, six rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, and is hitting on 57.3 percent of his shots from the floor. He is also a 74.3 percent free-throw shooter. The Eastern Washington transfer has started 16 games for the Sooners, and was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 15 after averaging 18 points and seven rebounds against Northwestern State and UTSA.
Senior guard Umoja Gibson has also been a catalyst on offense, averaging 12.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He has appeared in 17 games, all starts, and was named to the Myrtle Beach Invitational All-Tournament Second Team. He has reached double-digit scoring in 13 games this year, and was two rebounds short of a double-double when he scored 14 points in a 70-50 victory over UT Arlington on Dec. 19. He scored a season-high 20 points in a 79-66 win over Iowa State on Jan. 8.
How to make Oklahoma vs. Kansas picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 147 points. It also says one side of the spread is hitting almost 60 percent of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Kansas vs. Oklahoma? And which side of the spread cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $2,200 on its top-rated college basketball spread picks over the last five-plus years, and find out.