College Basketball Picks: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IFebruary 24, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks

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    Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self has compiled a 17-0 straight-up record when featured on ESPN's Big Monday broadcast inside Allen Fieldhouse, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks as his team prepare to take on the Oklahoma Sooners.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are 10.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 155 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Oklahoma Sooners

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    The Oklahoma Sooners are 3-1 straight up and against the spread over their last four games. They are coming off Saturday's 86-73 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats, in which they were 5.5-point home favorites.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Sooners are 3-0 against the spread as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points the last two-plus seasons. 

Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have won three games in a row, including an 85-54 blowout victory over the Texas Longhorns as 10.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Jayhawks are 9-2 straight up and 6-4-1 against the spread as home favorites of 9.5 to 12 points. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kansas Jayhawks as one of their college basketball picks, as the favorite has covered the number in four of the last five meetings in this series.

    Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -10.5

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