Betting the Buckets: Oklahoma vs Kansas Picks

March Madness is almost here and every game counts. That is especially true on Monday night when the Oklahoma Sooners will go up against the Kansas Jayhawks in a Big 12 showdown. This will not only be the biggest game of the night, but it will have an impact on the brackets as we are getting closer and closer to selection Sunday and the 2018 NCAA tournament. If you are learning how to bet on college basketball, or if you want to learn how to bet on hoops, now is the time to start learning. Before we talk big dance we have to take a look at the Oklahoma vs Kansas picks with predictions for this big game.

A Look at the Odds

The Sooners are one of the best teams in the country and they have one of the best players in Trae Young so the opening college basketball odds on this game may surprise you. The Jayhawks are listed as (-8.5) point favorites. Although we all know that Kansas is a good team and that they are even better at home, this seems like a big point spread.  The No. 1 rated sportsbook to bet on college basketball is My Bookie and they have an incredible bonus right now for basketball fans if you want to bet on the big games. Sign up and mention the promo code “CHASER” and you will get a great bonus in time for the big dance! But before we make our Oklahoma vs Kansas picks we also have to look at a few other things.

Betting the Buckets: Oklahoma vs Kansas Picks

Betting the Buckets: Oklahoma vs Kansas Picks

Seeing the Seeds

Right now Kansas has the better draw in the NCAA Tournament. They are projected to be the No. 2 seed in the west region. The Sooners are slated to be the No. 5 seed in the Midwest region. That is not a bad seed for the Sooners, but a win at Kansas could bump them up a seed in the big dance.

Oklahoma vs Kansas Trends

The trends suggest that the Sooners is a tough team to bet on right now. They are 2-7 against the spread (ATS) on the road and they are just 1-9 ATS in the last ten games which includes some bad losses. The Sooners are also 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games when playing a team with a winning straight up record and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. It is interesting to note that the Sooners have cashed in four of the last five trips to Kansas.

Oklahoma vs Kansas picks against the spread and predictions

The Sooners are slumping at the wrong time. They are just 6-8 in the Big 12 and they have lost eight of the last ten games. This includes a five game losing streak and they were swept against the Longhorns.  In short, they need this win. Kansas is a lock for the tournament. But they may have one eye on the game against top ranked Texas Tech who they play next. That game against Texas Tech will be the biggest game of the season. This number is inflated since the Sooners are struggling, but they will catch the Jayhawks napping and keep this game close. Take the Sooners and the points.

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