Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame Prediction
Two prestigious programs meet up in the Jimmy V Classic tonight as Notre Dame squares off with Oklahoma at 7PM ET.
737 Notre Dame vs. 738 Oklahoma
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Oklahoma is the slight favorite on the road, as the Sooners are getting odds of -1.5 points against Notre Dame. The over/under total is currently listed at 141.5 points. The public betting currently has 65 percent going on Oklahoma as the slight favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Irish on a win streak
Notre Dame has won four straight games coming into tonight, including a 76-74 win over Illinois at home early last week. The Fighting Irish are 6-1 overall, 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 with the under.
The Irish have had some struggles on offense this year, shooting just 42 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from the arc. Despite that, they still average 77.7 points per game. Defensively, the Irish are holding opponents to just 65.1 points and 29.9 percent shooting from the arc. TJ Gibbs is leading the team with 13.7 points and 3.4 assists per game while John Mooney is adding 11 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.
Sooners looking for third straight
Oklahoma has won two straight coming into today, including a 73-57 win over North Texas last week. The Sooners are now 6-1 overall, 5-1-1 against the spread and 5-2 with the under. They have covered in five of their last six.
Oklahoma has been led by its defense this year, allowing just 65.1 points per game while limiting opponents to 37.1 percent shooting from the field. However, their defensive 3-point percentage is 36.1. Offensively, the Sooners are putting up 73.4 points per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Christian James has been leading the team with 19.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while Jamuni McNeace is averaging 9.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Notre Dame is just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
Oklahoma is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.
Both teams are off to good starts this year, but haven’t played terribly impressive schedules. ND had its lone loss coming by three against Radford while the Sooners lost by 20 to Wisconsin. Still, the Sooners have wins over the likes of Florida and Dayton on neutral floors, so playing at MSG may make them a little more comfortable. The Irish have yet to play on a neutral floor this year. Going away from home could lead to some problems.
College Basketball Prediction: Oklahoma -1.5