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The No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks (22-7) take on the Oklahoma Sooners (18-11) in a Big 12 college basketball matchup featuring two likely NCAA Tournament teams. The Jayhawks handled the Sooners at home earlier in the season, 70-63, but this rematch will be in Oklahoma. Even so, the Jayhawks are currently 1.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
It's always good to get a few expert predictions before making a wager on a game with such a small spread, so here are what some industry pundits are saying about this matchup.
Kansas vs Oklahoma Predictions
Shane Mickle, of Cappers Picks, thinks the Jayhawks will be motivated to keep their Big 12 title hopes alive and is picking Kansas to pull out the win and cover the spread on the road.
Scores & Stats
The Scores & Stats team also expects the Jayhawks to win on the road and cover the spread. They said that Kansas' Marcus Garrett could be the key to victory tonight and he has shot over 60 percent since returning from injury.
Sports Chat Place
Sports Chat Place is on the other side of the coin and is taking the home team Sooners in an upset. Kansas has struggled on the road, going 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven, and the experts at Sports Chat Place expect that the Jayhawks' road woes to continue.
#NCAAB Predictions for the #Kansas vs #Oklahoma matchup:— Daily Sports Predictions (@DSPredictions) March 5, 2019
ESPN's BPI: Kansas: 54.3% | Oklahoma: 45.7%
Sports Chat Place: Oklahoma +1
Doc's Sports: Oklahoma SU
After a five-game skid, the Sooners have won three of their last four. Tony Sink, of Doc's Sports, is expecting that success to continue, and is taking Oklahoma straight up at home.
ESPN Basketball Power Index
The ESPN BPI gives Kansas a 54.3 percent chance at winning this Big 12 rematch in Oklahoma tonight.
The experts are split on this matchup with two experts taking Oklahoma to win on their home court, and two picking Kansas, despite their recent road struggles. The ESPN formula is our figurative tiebreaker here, giving the Jayhawks the slight advantage over the Sooners.
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