Kansas has not missed a beat since its National Championship run despite losing several key contributors as the likes of Jalen Wilson and Dajuan Harris have filled in nicely to expanded roles.
The Jayhawks are 3-0 in Big 12 play following back-to-back road wins against Texas Tech and West Virginia. Now, the team is back in the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse to host Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
The Sooners are the middle of the road Big 12 team, 1-2 in league play, but are off of an overtime road victory against Texas Tech. Can they stay competitive on the road for a second straight game?
Let’s check out the odds:
Oklahoma vs. Kansas odds, spread and total
Oklahoma vs. Kansas prediction and pick
The Sooners are starting to slide after a hot shooting start, their offense is 87th in adjusted offensive efficiency per Bart Torvik since December 20th. When you look at their season long metrics, they are 10th in effective field goal percentage and 37th in adjusted offensive efficiency according to KenPom, but this is a team trending in the wrong direction.
This could be problematic against a disciplined Kansas team that is going to force Oklahoma to create dribble penetration and finish inside. The team is 232nd in turnover rate and bottom 40 in offensive rebounding rate.
KU should be able to suffocate the OU offense, but the Sooners should be able to keep this game at a methodical tempo due to their ability to clean the glass on the defensive side of the ball (29th in DREB%). Porter Moser’s team is limiting opponents to one of the 20 slowest tempos when they are on defense, meaning they force offenses to work for clean looks.
While the Jayhawks potent offense should score, there aren’t going to be enough possessions to get this game over the total.
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