Carrie Stroup here with your Kansas-Oklahoma State spread at Jayhawks -9.5. You can find all the latest College Basketball betting odds at Sportsbook.com right here and claim up to $250 in FREE CASH based on your initial deposit. Visit Gambling911.com daily for all the latest College Basketball betting previews and videos.
Sportsbook.com Line: Kansas -9.5 & 134.5
Opening Line & Total: Jayhawks -9.5 & 136.5
After a thrilling victory over rival Missouri on Saturday, No. 3 Kansas heads to Stillwater on Monday night to try to wrap up the Big 12 regular-season championship against Oklahoma State.
The Jayhawks have not enjoyed much success in Stillwater, going 2-5 ATS (3-4 SU) in seven trips there since 1998. When they last visited in February 2010, OSU shot 60.4% FG and made 10-of-19 threes in an 85-77 win. The Cowboys love being the home underdog, going 5-2 ATS in that position over the past two seasons. And although they have given up way too many points on the road (75.4 PPG), Okie State has been much stingier at home surrendering just 61.7 PPG on 37.7% FG. The Cowboys lost 81-66 in Lawrence two weeks ago, but they have thrived on payback, going 7-0 ATS when avenging a road loss versus an opponent this season.
Kansas has won six in a row (3-3 ATS), erasing a 19-point, second-half deficit to topple then-No. 3 Missouri on Saturday, 87-86 in overtime. Thomas Robinson had 28 points and 12 rebounds against the Tigers while Tyshawn Taylor added 24 points and five assists. Senior Conner Teahan made all four of his three-point attempts, and is now shooting 37% from behind the arc this season. When the Jayhawks beat the Cowboys earlier this month, it was due to sheer domination of the paint. KU outrebounded OSU by a whopping 48-19 margin and its two big men each had double-doubles. Robinson had 24 points and 14 rebounds, while seven-footer Jeff Withey had 18 points, seven blocks and a career-high 20 rebounds. But the junior center was limited to just nine minutes of action in Saturday’s win after spraining his left ankle. His status is questionable for Monday night.
Oklahoma State suffered quite a blow in Wednesday’s 77-64 loss at Oklahoma when Le’Bryan Nash (13.3 PPG) fractured his left hand, possibly ending his freshman season. There’s a small chance he could play through the injury and suit up Monday night though. But the Cowboys were able to bounce back without Nash on Saturday, as they blew out the Texas A&M 60-42. Brian Williams had a game-high 17 points (7-of-11 FG), while leading scorer Keiton Page chipped in with 15. Page is averaging an absurd 28.0 PPG in his past three games, connecting on 16-of-34 three-point tries and making 26-of-28 free throws. Page scored 19 against the Jayhawks earlier this month, but shot just 5-of-16 from the floor. Markel Brown was the star against KU, scoring 21 points and playing all 40 minutes. Brown has been slumping since that performance though, averaging just 10.3 PPG on 40.6% FG.
- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter