Saturday’s College Basketball Betting Previews: Oklahoma State-Kansas, Louisville-Florida State
USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kansas Jayhawks forward Dedric Lawson (1), Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Lindy Waters III (21).
It’s the most wonderful time (of the week). Among the 21 ranked teams in Saturday’s college basketball docket, No. 16 Louisville travels to Tallahassee for a matchup with No. 22 Florida State after No. 13 Kansas faces unranked Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse.
Which sides present the most value? Let’s break them down.
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Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys at Kansas Jayhawks
- Spread: Kansas -11.5
- Over/Under: 142.5
- Time: Noon ET
- TV: ESPN
The Jayhawks (9-14 against the spread) failed to cover in six of their past seven duels while the Cowboys (8-14 ATS) delivered the same fate in four of their past five affairs.
This matchup would appear to be a prime bounce-back spot for Bill Self’s crew in a typical season. But after losing Udoka Azubuike (hand) and Silvio De Sousa (ineligible) for the season, they’ll be without their top sharpshooter Lagerald Vick (personal) and defender Marcus Garrett (ankle).
Although the Jayhawks own the fourth-rated Adjusted Defensive Efficiency (100.7 opponents’ points per possession) in Big 12 play, their opponents have manufactured the second-highest scoring rate (39.1%) from behind the arc. They’ve yielded the fourth-highest 3-point clip (35.8%), too.
Not only has Oklahoma State accrued the league’s highest scoring rate from the perimeter (39.9%), but it’s also shooting the ball at the second-highest clip (37.7%).