Kansas at Oklahoma State 2012 College Basketball Odds: The No. 4 ranked Kansas University Jayhawks travel to Stillwater, Ok. to play the un-ranked Oklahoma State University Cowboys in a BIG 12 Conference men’s basketball game that is part of the ESPN Big Monday men’s college basketball television package. A win over the Pokes tonight will allow KU to lock up the regular season BIG 12 Conference championship. The game is slated for a 9 pm ET tip-off.
The Jayhawks are lined as 9 1/2-chalk road favorites for the game with a combined score total (over/under) of 135. Oklahoma State backers are getting +390 college basketball odds on the TopBet.com off shore board while the price of wagering Kansas to win SU is -490 ($490 wager to win $100).
Kansas comes to the game with a 24-5 SU record and is 14-13-1 against the spread (ATS). The Jayhawks, who are 7-4 SU on the road this season are riding a six-game SU winning streak. KU has a split covering the betting spread over its last 10 games by going 5-5.
Oklahoma State, currently in a rebuilding mode, has struggled this season as its 14-15 SU won-loss record indicates. However, at home the Cowboys play much better where they are 11-5. Over the last 10 games OSU is 4-1 SU at home and is 4-0 ATS. On the year the Cowboys are on the plus side ATS going 14-12. Over their last 10 games, the Cowboys are 6-3 ATS.
The first time these teams played (Feb. 11) at Lawrence, Kan., the Jayhawks won by 15 (81-66) but failed to cover ATS as a 17 1/2-point favorite. Over their previous five games, KU is 2-3 ATS while the total score has gone OVER the number in 3-of-5.
How will it go? Keep in mind that KU must win by double-digits to cover. They will be playing a scrappy bunch of young players in front of a hostile crowd. I predict OSU covers +9 1/2.
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