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Big 12 Basketball Betting Guide: Is Kansas Still League King?

Big 12 Basketball Betting Guide: Is Kansas Still League King?
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They failed to win the conference title for the first time in 15 seasons, and now have the NCAA breathing down their necks due to an allegedly too-cozy relationship with their shoe provider. For the Kansas Jayhawks, it has hardly been business as usual. Does that mean college basketball betting winds of change are blowing through the Big 12?

Maybe not. With big man Udoka Azubuike returning from a hand injury that cost him much of last season and Devon Dotson headlining an elite backcourt, the Jayhawks again shape up as the team to beat in the league.


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Texas Tech lost four starters from its national finalist squad, but Virginia Tech transfer Chris Clark brings an instant boost. Baylor returns much of the roster that made the NCAA Tournament last year, Iowa State has a star in 3-point ace Tyrese Haliburton, and West Virginia and Kansas State will once again try to win with defense.

Big 12 Basketball Preseason Odds to Win Conference

TeamOdds
Kansas+125
Baylor+250
Texas Tech+400
Texas+900
West Virginia+1200
Oklahoma+1400
Oklahoma State+1400
Kansas State+2400
Iowa State+2900
TCU+3400

Odds via 888sport are current as of publication. And check out our college basketball futures odds.

Big 12 Betting Tips

  • The Big 12’s best team against the spread last season was Oklahoma, which went 20-11-3 en route to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Sooners lost a number of contributors including their top scorer and were picked to finish eighth in the league in a preseason vote of coaches. While this is a program that tends to exceed expectations, repeating that degree of ATS success might be a lot to ask.
  • Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger prefers a style that lends itself to under bets hitting frequently.
    Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger prefers a style that lends itself to under bets hitting frequently.
  • Oklahoma also went under the total in nearly 62 percent of its games a season ago, the highest rate in the Big 12. But while the players and the expectations may change in Norman, Lon Kruger’s half-court system stays the same — lending itself to the possibility of going under the total with regularity again this season.

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  • No surprise, Kansas was easily the Big 12’s best over squad in college basketball odds last season, exceeding the total in almost 63 percent of its games. At home, the Jayhawks’ over record was 10-5-1. This will continue to be a remarkably athletic squad that plays a masterful inside-out style under Bill Self. There’s every reason to believe that Kansas will pile up points once again.
  • Kansas is one of those blue-blood programs that attracts college basketball consensus public money like moths to a light, but don’t let those inflated lines fool you into believing the Jayhawks blow everyone out. Last season they were just 16-19-1 against the spread, one of the worst performers in the league in that category. Teams like Baylor, Iowa State and Kansas State not only had winning ATS records a year ago, but they’re not the kind of teams that attract a lot of amateur bettors — making the public consensus more reliable.
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