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NCAAB: #9 Oklahoma vs #3 Kansas Odds, and Picks (Jan 13)

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  • Oklahoma came up short at TCU on Wednesday, losing by a score of 80-71.
  • Kansas was upset by UCF, losing 65-60, and snapping their winning streak.
  • These two teams last met on February 11, 2023, in a game Kansas won 78-55.

The college basketball season is in full swing! Let’s preview the upcoming Oklahoma vs Kansas matchup. Both of these teams were upset in their last game, and will be aiming to get back in the win column here.


How to Watch

  • Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 2 p.m ET
  • Channel: ESPN+

Preview

Oklahoma was upset by TCU on Wednesday, continuing the pattern of ranked teams losing on the road. The Sooners kept the game close until the final minutes when TCU finally pulled away. They’re in danger of losing two games in a row, with this trip to #3 Kansas up next. Their best chance will be to limit fouls and turnovers, which cost them dearly in the game against TCU and resulted in them taking fewer total shots.

Kansas escaped their game against TCU earlier in the week, following a controversial call in the last minute of the game. They found themselves in similar circumstances against UCF, and were unable to overcome them this time around. The Jayhawks are 1-1 on the road with a -1 point differential, but don’t face a ranked team on the road for another six weeks. For now, they’ll focus on bouncing back against Oklahoma.


Prediction

This should be an excellent matchup between two of the Big-12’s premier squads. Kansas has a major advantage at home, but has struggled lately and is vulnerable even on their home court. That being said, Oklahoma also lost their last game, and will need to be at their very best to overcome Kansas on the road. Ultimately, I see the Jayhawks riding their home-court advantage to a win down the stretch of this game.

NCAAB Picks:

  • Kansas 81, Oklahoma 77 ()
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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