Oklahoma vs. Kansas NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 12th, 2022

The Big 12 leaders Kansas Jayhawks play host to the Oklahoma Sooners this weekend. Head Coach Bill Self looks to recover from a loss in the hands of Texas. They picked up their fourth loss of the season last Tuesday and will try to regain momentum.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma avoided a four-game losing streak and pulled off a victory against Texas Tech. Their most recent matchup gave the side one of their biggest victories of the season, winning the game by 15 points. On top of that, they performed well against the second-best team in the division right now.

Find a comprehensive preview of Oklahoma vs. Kansas contest below. NitroBetting provides insights, NCAAB betting odds, trends for these two Big 12 programs, and predictions before making your bets at NitroBetting sportsbook.

Oklahoma vs. Kansas Game Information

  • When: Saturday, February 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: ESPN 1420 AM (Oklahoma) / WHB 810 AM (Kansas)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Oklahoma (TBA) / Kansas (TBA)

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Why Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners?

The Sooners nearly snatched a victory in their first meeting with Kansas this season. They were four points short of a win by the final buzzer. Nevertheless, this means that the team has enough firepower to keep up with the Big-12 leaders.

On offense, the Sooners average just under 70 points per game (179th) on 48.0% shooting (15th). They have one of the best mid and short-range games in the league right now. The team hits 58% of their two-point attempts. It is the fifth-best record in the league right now. However, their three-point shooting numbers are underwhelming at 33.5% (181st). As a team, Oklahoma records a 54.8% effective field goal percentage (27th). Umoja Gibson is expected to take charge of scoring, alongside Tanner Groves. Both players average north of 12 points per game and will play a crucial role in this road game.

Defensively, Oklahoma holds opponents to 63.6 points (33rd) per game. Despite limiting opponents to 42.4% per game, this number is not far off what their opponents average. The Sooners do particularly well defending the arc. They limit opponents to 29.8% (31st) from deep.

Why Bet on the Kansas Jayhawks?

Kansas is lethal on the offensive side. The team averages 80.0 points (12th) per game on 49.6% (sixth) shooting. They have some of the most competent shooters on their side, including Ochai Agbaji. The guard tops the player stats with 20.32 points per game average. Right behind him is Christian Braun who averages 15.13 PPG. The Jayhawks also flourish from downtown. They hit 36.1% of their three-point attempts (62nd).

The hosts have some bite on defense. It’s not all attacking basketball for this squad. Kansas averages 68.3 points (140th) per game and limits opponents to 42.1% shooting (100th). They also present impressive perimeter defense. The team limits its competitors to 30.0% from three-points (35th). The Jayhawks are also the better rebounding of the two. They collect 37.0 total boards (70th) per game while the Sooners average 32.4 in 24 games played.

The Jayhawks picked up two of their four defeats in the last four games. Head coach Bill Self needs to get his team back on track to get a better hold at the Big 12 top spot. Remy Martin is the only core player that will miss Saturday’s game. The guard sustained a knee injury that leaves him out indefinitely. Zach Clemence joins him on the list after the forward picked up a toe injury in his latest appearance.

Oklahoma vs. Kansas Betting Trends

  • Oklahoma is 3-7 in their last ten road games (3-7 ATS).
  • Oklahoma is 2-5 in their last seven games against Kansas (4-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in two of Oklahoma’s last four games against Kansas.
  • Kansas is 4-1 in their last five games at the Allen Fieldhouse (2-3 ATS).
  • Kansas is 5-0 in their last five home games against Oklahoma (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of Kansas’ last five home games against Oklahoma.

Oklahoma vs. Kansas Expert Betting Prediction

Kansas are the favorites coming into the game. They have talent and a reliable squad that could hold off Oklahoma. On top of that, having a home-court advantage gives more confidence to the team. If they can leave their previous defeat behind them, this should be a straightforward game for the side. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that Oklahoma will give the game up easily. There’s plenty of reason to back the team covering the spread. Additionally, their most recent win against Texas Tech gives the side morale before going up against the Big 12 leaders.

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