Oklahoma at Kansas: 1/9/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Oklahoma at Kansas: 1/9/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks (9-2) vs Oklahoma Sooners (6-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Kansas Jayhawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas Jayhawks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Oklahoma Sooners come into this game with a 6-3 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. This has been an offense that has been strong for the most part, but in the last game against Baylor they scored only 61 points and that led to a 15 defeat. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 79.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.4 points per game. Oklahoma is shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from behind the three point line. In this game, Oklahoma is going to need the offense to be strong early, and run up the score early. Oklahoma is led by Austin Reaves who averages 15.9 points and shoots 44.1 percent from the field.

The Kansas Jayhawks have been a bit inconsistent this year and the last two games have been a perfect example of that. Two games ago against Texas, the offense could only manage 59 points and the defense gave up 84 points. In the last game against TCU, the offense was strong putting up 93 points and they allowed TCU to only score 64 points. On the season, Kansas is averaging 77.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.9 points per game. Kansas is led by Jalen Wilson who averages 15.2 points and shoots 49.1 percent from the field. One question for Kansas in this game is if they will have Marcus Garrett for this game who is questionable for this game. 

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The over is 9-4 in Kansas last 13 home games. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Kansas.

Kansas offense was strong against TCU and I think they will have no issue running up the score in this game. Look for a high scoring game that has no issue going well over the total. 

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