NCAA hoops odds preview - Ohio vs. Oklahoma
Ohio Bobcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Oklahoma Sooners try to run the Ohio Bobcats off the court at Lloyd Noble Center in college hoops action.
Oklahoma battles the Bobcats, currently sitting with a 8-4 mark (5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Sooners and 1-2-1 for the Bobcats.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Oklahoma sat as 3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sooners rated this week at No. 49 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 210. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-70 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 201-ranked offense, averaging 66.9 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 99 at 62.4 PPG. The Sooners field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.
Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.
Ohio was a 93-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against MD-Eastern Shore. The battle between the Bobcats and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as MD-Eastern Shore was handed a 93-57 defeat on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.
Oklahoma was a 56-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Stephen F. Austin. Oklahoma suffered a 56-55 loss against Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday, getting 12 points from Steven Pledger in a losing effort at Lloyd Noble Center.
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Marshall are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Stephen F. Austin are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bobcats at Sooners trends to consider:
Ohio is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Ohio home to Marshall, Saturday, January 5
Oklahoma home to Texas A&M C.C., Monday, December 31