Monday College Basketball Betting: Kansas Laying Big Points Vs Oklahoma State

Kansas Jayhawks guard Christian Braun celebrates after making a 3-point basketball against the Iowa State Cyclones during a Big 12 basketball game
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The Monday college basketball betting menu may be light on Top 25 teams (just one in action), but there’s still some national intrigue at play.

One matchup features a college basketball blueblood — No. 6 Kansas — looking to strengthen its spot atop the Big 12 standings against upset-minded Oklahoma State.

The other interesting clash on the Monday college basketball betting board involves two regional Pac-12 rivals, with Oregon hosting Washington State. Both the Ducks and Cougars are hoping to remain in the top half of the league standings (and, in the process, remain on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble).

Props.com breaks down the Monday college basketball betting odds for Oklahoma State-Kansas and Washington State-Oregon.

College basketball betting odds via FanDuel and updated as of 2:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 14.

Oklahoma State Vs No. 6 Kansas

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Isaac Likekele (right) controls the ball and looks to maneuver around Iowa State Cyclones forward Aljaz Kunc (left) during a Big 12 basketball game
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Tipoff/TV: 9 p.m. ET/ESPN
Oklahoma State: 12-12 SU (5-7 Big 12)/9-14-1 ATS
Kansas: 20-4 SU (9-2 Big 12)/10-14 ATS
Spread/Total: Kansas -10.5 (-106)/143
Last meeting: Kansas traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma, last month and dumped the Cowboys 74-63 as a 6.5-point road favorite (Jan. 4)
Did you know: The Jayhawks are on a 7-1 SU/6-2 ATS roll against Oklahoma State (all as a favorite). Kansas has won the last four meetings at Allen Fieldhouse by 12, 27, 12 and 14 points

About Oklahoma State: The Cowboys had lost five of six games prior to Saturday’s 81-58 thumping of West Virginia as a 3.5-point home favorite. Oklahoma State is 1-2 on the road against ranked teams this season, with the one victory a 61-54 upset of then-No. 1 Baylor as a 14-point underdog. Among Big 12 programs, the Cowboys rank first in steals (9.4 per game), first in blocks (5.2 per contest), and fourth in scoring offense (69.8 ppg). But they’re dead last in 3-point proficiency (30.2%).

About Kansas: The Jayhawks dug themselves out of an early first-half hole Saturday against Oklahoma and eventually escaped with a 71-69 win, never threatening to cover as a 10.5-point home chalk. Despite that close call — and the fact five of its last six wins were by single digits — Kansas moved up two slots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. Against Big 12 foes, the Jayhawks rank first in scoring offense (79.6 ppg), field-goal shooting (49.7%), and 3-point proficiency (36.3%), along with second in assists (15.8 per game) and third in blocks (4.3 per contest). Kansas is currently No. 8 in the NCAA’s NET rankings, suggesting coach Bill Self’s squad could be in line for a 2-seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament.

What’s At Stake: The battle between Kansas and Baylor for the Big 12 regular-season title has been a punch-counterpunch affair since conference play began. The Jayhawks (9-2) currently have a half-game lead over the Bears with seven league games remaining (six for Baylor). Kansas pummeled Baylor 83-59 nine days ago, and the squads will meet again in Waco, Texas, on Feb. 26. Oklahoma State, which is tied for sixth in the Big 12, isn’t eligible for this year’s NCAA Tournament play because of off-court violations.

Players To Watch

Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele posted his only double-double of the season against Kansas back on Jan. 4, finishing with a team-high 16 points and 12 rebounds. For the season, the 6-foot-5 senior is averaging just 7.6 points per game, but he leads the Cowboys in rebounds (5.8 per game) and assists (3.7 per game).

Kansas guard Christian Braun, who had 18 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in Saturday’s comeback win over Oklahoma, has scored in double figures in eight consecutive games. The 6-foot-6 junior had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists against OSU last month. He ranks second on the team in scoring (15.3 ppg) and assists (3.1), and third in rebounding (5.8).

Notable Trends

  • Oklahoma State is in ATS slumps of 5-12-1 overall and 2-6-1 in road/neutral games
  • Oklahoma State is 2-0 ATS as a double-digit underdog this season
  • Kansas is in ATS slumps of 3-8 ATS overall and 2-5 at home
  • Kansas is 1-3 ATS in its last four as a double-digit favorite
  • Over is 5-1 in OSU’s last six overall
  • Over is 13-5 in OSU’s last 18 on the road (3-0 last three)
  • In Monday games, the Over is on runs of 8-0 for OSU and 6-0-1 for Kansas
  • Over is 5-2 in the last seven series meetings

Oklahoma State Vs Kansas Odds and Action

UPDATE 7 P.M. ET: Kansas hit WynnBet’s Monday college basketball betting board as an 11.5-point chalk Sunday afternoon and stuck there until just the past few minutes. The Jayhawks are now -11 while taking 58% of spread tickets, but 57% of spread money is on double-digit ‘dog Oklahoma State. The total also dipped a half-point this evening, from 143.5 to 143, with ticket count dead even and 56% of cash on the Over.

Washington State Vs Oregon

Oregon Ducks center Franck Kepnang reacts as he heads down court after a basket in the first half against the USC Trojans
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Tipoff/TV: 9 p.m. ET/ESPNU & Pac-12 Network
Washington State: 14-9 SU (7-5 Pac-12)/10-13 ATS
Oregon: 16-8 SU (9-4 Pac-12)/9-15 ATS
Spread/Total: Oregon -5 (-106)/134
Last meeting: Washington State upset Oregon 74-71 as an 11.5-point road favorite (Feb. 4, 2021)
Did you know: The straight-up winner has covered the spread in eight of the last nine head-to-head meetings

About Washington State-Oregon: Washington State’s five-game winning streak from Jan. 15-Feb. 5 has become a fading memory following back-to-back home losses this past weekend. The Cougars fell to Arizona (72-60 as a 6.5-point underdog) and Arizona State (58-55 as an 11-point favorite). Oregon had a weekend split at home, defeating Stanford 68-60 as an 8.5-point favorite, followed by a 78-64 loss to Cal as a 14-point chalk. Among Pac-12 programs, Oregon (73.2 ppg) and Washington State (71.8 ppg) rank third and fifth in scoring offense, respectively. The Ducks also rate second in field-goal shooting (46.3%) and 3-point proficiency (35.0%). Prior to their head-to-head meeting last year, five straight Washington State-Oregon battles had finished with 136 points or fewer.

Notable Trends

  • Washington State has followed a 3-0 ATS run with three straight non-covers
  • Similarly, Oregon has followed a 5-1 ATS run with three straight non-covers
  • Washington State is 9-4-1 ATS in its last 14 road games
  • Oregon is 1-3 ATS in its last four home games
  • Oregon is 7-15 ATS in its last 26 as a favorite
  • Under is 15-3 in Wazu’s last 18 overall
  • Over is 13-5 in Oregon’s last 18 overall
  • In Monday games, the Over is on runs of 7-1 for Wazu and 4-1 for Oregon
  • Under is 5-1 in the last six series meetings

Washington State Vs Oregon Odds and Action

UPDATE 7 P.M. ET: Oregon opened -3.5 and went to -4 Sunday afternoon, then advanced to -4.5 this evening in WynnBet’s Monday college basketball betting board. Tickets are running about 3/1 on Oregon, but money is much closer, at 54% on the Ducks. The total just got to 135, from a 133 opener; however, tickets are split 50/50, and 70% of bets are on the Under.