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How and what to watch for Oklahoma State vs. No. 23 Kansas

Kansas will look to get back on track at home where the Jayhawks have been a very good team this season.

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Kansas Jayhawks forward Jalen Wilson shoots against West Virginia Mountaineers forward Derek Culver during the second half at WVU Coliseum. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks are coming off yet another loss, and will take on the improving Oklahoma State Cowboys fresh off their biggest win of the year.

Kansas (12-7, 6-5 Big 12) is sixth in the conference standings and hasn’t been able to string together consistent wins in the Big 12 season. The Jayhawks are coming off a 91-79 road loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. All five starters scored in double digits, but it wasn’t enough to find a win. Reserve guard Tyon Grant-Foster missed the last game with an ankle injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be back in the rotation for Kansas.

Oklahoma State (12-5, 5-5 Big 12) will enter the seventh best record in the conference heading into this game. The Cowboys beat the Texas Longhorns in a thrilling 75-67 home win in double overtime on Saturday. Sophomore forward Kalib Boone had a career game with 22 points with 15 rebounds, both of which were career highs. The Cowboys locked down defensively and did not allow Texas to make a field goal in either of the overtime sessions.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Oklahoma State vs. Kansas on Monday, February 8th at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Kansas -5.5
Point Total: 141
Money line: Oklahoma State +190, Kansas -235

Betting splits

Oklahoma State: 55% of handle, 51% of bets
Kansas: 45% of handle, 49% of bets

  • Kansas is 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread in their last six games against Oklahoma State.
  • Kansas is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 2-5 straight up in their last seven.
  • Oklahoma State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games.

The Best Bet

While Kansas has struggled to maintain the standards of Jayhawks basketball, that hasn’t necessarily been the case when they’ve been playing at home. Kansas has struggled on the road with a 2-5 record, but the Jayhawks are 8-1 this year at home. Oklahoma State has done well on the road this season, but Kansas should be fired up to get back on the winning track after Saturday’s loss.

Pick: Kansas -5.5

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