Kansas is set for its first true road game of the season against Oklahoma State with some lineup changes on the horizon.
Coach Bill Self announced ahead of Tuesday's tip that Mitch Lightfoot would start in place of David McCormack. McCormack has struggled this season, averaging just 8 points per game on 48% shooting.
Self is hoping to revitalize the lineup ahead of Big 12 play and will welcome back point guard Remy Martin, who missed the team's most recent game with a knee injury.
Can the Jayhawks handle an elite defensive team in Oklahoma State amidst all these changes? Let's find some betting value for this one with odds from WynnBET Sportsbook.
Kansas vs. Oklahoma State Odds, Spread and Total
- Kansas: -6.5 (-110)
- Oklahoma State: +6.5 (-110)
- Kansas: -265
- Oklahoma State: +210
Total: 144 (Over -110/Under -110)
Kansas vs. Oklahoma State Prediction and Pick
This is an interesting test for Kansas, which is 11-1 on the year, but clearly not satisfied, as indicated by the lineup changes ahead of its first true road game of the season.
Oklahoma State is a tough team to figure out, but capable of beating anyone on the right night considering they turn opponents over at a top 10 clip and are allowing foes to hit on just 43% of two-point shots.
However, I still believe Kansas can cash in Stillwater.
The offense protects the ball well (31st in turnover rate) and do a great job of cleaning the glass (32nd in offensive rebounding rate). This is a well-balanced team that can beat a poor shooting Cowboys team from the perimeter.
KU shoots 37% from deep behind the sweet stroke of Ochai Agbaji (45% from beyond the arc). Oklahoma State is outside the top 300 in 3-point percentage.
I'm going to trust Kansas' offense to navigate a physical Oklahoma State team and cash as road favorites.
PICK: Kansas -6.5