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Oklahoma vs Villanova Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Sooners vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Oklahoma Sooners at Villanova Wildcats
  • Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Oklahoma +2.5, OKL +118 | VILL -145 O/U 126.0

Sooners Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Villanova, the Oklahoma Sooners will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 6-1. So far, the Sooners have played 1 game on the road, with a record of 1-0. For the season, Oklahoma has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 1-0. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Sooners being +2.5 point underdogs.

Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 15.57 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 58.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.71 points per game.

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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.

Wildcats Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Villanova Wildcats are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 2-5. So far this season, Villanova has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wildcats as the -2.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have been favored 6 times, going 2-4 straight up.

Eric Dixon comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 17.57 points per contest. Not only has Dixon been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Villanova’s top rebounder at 6.57 boards per contest. Behind Dixon, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Daniels who is second on the team in scoring at 17.43 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.7% of his shots and is adding 5.43 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Villanova will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wildcats are ranked 158th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 662nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Villanova is close to the NCAA average at 35.9%.

Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners +2.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Villanova as the favorites with a line coming in at -2.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Oklahoma Sooners to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Villanova at 9.3 made 3’s per game compared to Oklahoma at 7.36. Look for Oklahoma to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Wildcats.

 


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