20* Kansas/Oky State ESPN Big 12 No-Brainer on Oklahoma State +9.5
Kansas vs. Oklahoma State,
02/27/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 58
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Oklahoma State
The Kansas Jayhawks are in the ideal letdown spot tonight against an underrated Oklahoma State team that has been great at home all year. The Jayhawks just clinched at least a share of the Big 12 title with their 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri on Saturday.
Kansas will not be able to match the intensity they brought to that game against the Tigers, which had everything at stake. Now, Kansas knows that they have already won an eighth consecutive Big 12 regular-season title and no matter what happens tonight they'll have a chance to win it outright with a home victory over Texas in their finale.
Oklahoma State is an upset-minded team this season. The Cowboys beat Missouri at home 79-72 earlier this season, handing the Tigers one of their three losses. After their 60-42 victory versus Texas A&M over the weekend, the Cowboys are now 11-3 at home this year while outscoring opponents by 8.9 points/game. Oky State is 38-16-3 ATS in their last 57 home games.
The Cowboys only lost by 13 at Kansas in their first meeting, and I have no doubt they'll be able to stay within 9 points at home this time around. Oklahoma State is a perfect 7-0 ATS revenging a road loss vs opponent this season. The Jayhawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite of 7.0-12.5. Take this 12-0 system backing the Cowboys straight to the bank tonight. Bet Oklahoma State Monday.