Kansas vs Oklahoma State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 14 (Jayhawks Elevated by Strong First Half)

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 14 (Jayhawks Elevated by Strong First Half)


Kansas vs Oklahoma State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 9 Kansas (20-5, 8-4 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State (16-9, 7-5 Big 12)
  • Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena -- Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Coverage: ESPN

Tuesday, Feb. 14's NCAA college basketball schedule features the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks going one-on-one with the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 battle at 9 p.m. ET.

Kansas aims to win its third consecutive game following a 78-55 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State is currently on a five-game winning streak, most recently picking up a 64-56 win against ranked Iowa State three days ago.

Can Kansas continue its winning ways on the road? Or will Oklahoma State extend its streak with another strong performance at Gallagher-Iba Arena?

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Odds & Spread

Kansas enters this contest as the slim road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 139.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Betting Trends

  • Kansas is 11-14-0 against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 2.5-point favorites or more, the Jayhawks are 7-10.
  • Kansas has seen 13 of its 25 games hit the over.
  • Oklahoma State has covered the spread 14 times in 25 games.
  • The Cowboys' ATS record as 2.5-point underdogs or more is 3-6.
  • Oklahoma State has seen 12 of its 25 games go over the point total.
Kansas Rank Kansas AVG Oklahoma State AVG Oklahoma State Rank
75th 76.2 Points Scored 69.2 240th
124th 67.9 Points Allowed 63.4 32nd
52nd 34.4 Rebounds 33.8 75th
123rd 9.2 Off. Rebounds 8.6 190th
205th 7.2 3pt Made 7.0 231st
11th 16.9 Assists 13.0 193rd
219th 12.4 Turnovers 13.8 318th

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Prediction & Pick

Oklahoma State's five-game winning streak is the result of solid defensive play. The Cowboys have only allowed an average of 63.6 points during that stretch and just held Iowa State to 56 points while playing on the road. Now, they return to Gallagher-Iba Arena, where they only allow 59.8 PPG.

Having said that, Oklahoma State isn't unbeatable at home. After all, the Cowboys have home losses to Southern Illinois and Texas — the latter being a team that Kansas beat 88-80 last week. On top of that, the Jayhawks have won three of their last four trips to Stillwater, OK, outscoring the Cowboys by an average of 6.5 points.

With Oklahoma State only being 3-5 against ranked opponents this season, I'm even more convinced that Kansas gets the job done tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 72 | Oklahoma State: 68

Kansas vs Oklahoma State Best Bet

FanDuel Sportsbook is expecting a close game by halftime, listing Kansas as the slim 0.5-point first-half favorite. The Jayhawks do a solid job at getting off to a strong start, averaging 38.0 points (No. 23) with a plus-5.4 scoring margin in the first frame.

While Oklahoma State's first-half defense is impressive (63.4 points, No. 27), the Cowboys only average a plus-3.4 scoring margin at halftime. Considering how Oklahoma State was losing by six points at halftime in their last outing, it's easy to see why Kansas has the better odds to be in the lead when the second half begins.

Bet: First-Half Spread — Kansas -0.5 (-120)

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