Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction and Odds (Take Jayhawks as Road Favorites)

Kansas Jayhawks' guard Ochai Agbaji is a key piece in the No. 9 scoring offense in the nation.
Kansas Jayhawks' guard Ochai Agbaji is a key piece in the No. 9 scoring offense in the nation. / Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners have hit a rough patch in the new year suffering three losses in their last four games. The Sooners were 11-2 two weeks ago but, after suffering a loss to then top-ranked Baylor, have stumbled big time. The Sooners are now 2-3 in conference play and need to turn a corner if they hope to remain competitive in the Big 12. 

Meanwhile, No. 7 Kansas also had its fair share of problems in the last week. The Jayhawks dropped a game to Texas Tech and were almost beat by Iowa State the game after. They did follow that mini-slump up with a decisive 85-59 victory over West Virginia.

Here are the odds for this Big 12 brawl, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Kansas vs. Oklahoma Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Kansas -3.5 (-110)
  • Oklahoma +3.5 (-110)


  • Kansas -170
  • Oklahoma +145

Total: 143 (Over -110/Under -110)

Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction and Pick

The Jayhawks rely heavily on their scoring offense that is the ninth-ranked group in the nation and are outscoring opponents by an average of 15.6 points per game. Kansas also ranks ninth in effective field goal percentage and is shooting over 50 percent overall. The team is led by Ochai Agbaji with 20.6 PPG and 4.8 boards. 

In contrast, the Sooners are more of a defensive-minded team that ranks 24th in scoring defense and is winning games by 10.3 PPG. The Sooners are decent of offense but still rank outside of the top 125 in points per game, and are quite bad on the glass with just 33.4 rebounds per game. The Sooners also have turnover issues and ranks 310th with an average of 14.8 giveaways per game. 

I would have been hesitant to bet on Kansas had it not been for their recent blowout win over West Virginia. It came after a conference loss and another near-miss and showed me the mental toughness this team possesses. Neither offense has been particularly strong over the last few weeks but the Jayhawks have a lot more talent and, therefore, a better chance to get back on track. 

Pick: Kansas -3.5 (-110)