Check out our free Nebraska vs Oklahoma pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Kissimmee. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Nebraska vs Oklahoma Pick & Preview: Thursday, November 24th Betting Odds
Cornhuskers vs Sooners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Oklahoma Sooners
- Where: Kissimmee at State Farm Field House
- Date: Thursday, November 24th
- Betting Odds: Nebraska +6, NEBR +208 | OKL -265 O/U 130.5
Nebraska will take the floor against the Sooners with an overall record of 3-1. On the road, the Cornhuskers will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 0-1. So far, the Cornhuskers have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Nebraska’s leading scorer this season is Sam Griesel who is averaging 13.25 points per contest. So far, Griesel has accounted for 18.66% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.0 rebounds per game and 4.25 assists. C.J. Wilcher is the second leading scorer for the Cornhuskers, averaging 12.25 points per game. Between him and Wilcher, they are accounting for 35.9% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Nebraska is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 4 games, they have only hit 32.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma heads into this matchup having played 4 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-1. This will be the team’s 5th straight game at home this year. The Sooners’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Oklahoma has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.
Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 15.5 points per game for the Sooners. Sherfield is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sooners’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tanner Groves who has hit 48.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma this season, as they are currently ranked 286th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sooners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 260th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners -6
Leading into this matchup, the Oklahoma Sooners are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Sooners’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Oklahoma has a field goal percentage of 47.5, good for 46th in college basketball. Although Oklahoma hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -6.
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