Oklahoma vs. Wichita State Pick
Can No. 3 Wichita State cruise to another big win at home when the Shockers host Oklahoma today at 4PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wichita State is favored at home tonight, as the Shockers are getting odds of -7.5 points against Oklahoma. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 165 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas and will air live on ESPN2.
Oklahoma is riding a 5-game winning streak entering today’s game. The Sooners are 7-1 on the season, with the lone loss coming against Arkansas. Oklahoma is 2-6 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last three. The Sooners are scoring 93.2 points per game on offense while allowing 80.1 per contest. Trae Young is leading Oklahoma with 28.8 points and 8.8 assists per game while Khadeem Lattin is posting 10.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
Wichita State is coming off a 78-66 win over Oklahoma State last weekend to improve to 8-1 on the year. The Shockers have won four straight and come into today’s game 4-3 against the spread. Wichita State is averaging 86.9 points per game on offense while allowing just 68.2 per game. Landry Shamet is leading the team with 16.3 points and 4.3 assists per game while Shaquille Morris is adding 13.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest.
Wichita State won last year’s meeting with Oklahoma, 76-73 on the road. Oklahoma has some impressive offensive numbers and Young is a great player, but I sense their offense will take a step back on the road against this Wichita State defense. Oklahoma’s defense can’t make up for that offensive loss, which should open the door for a big win for the Shockers. The public betting is strong with Wichita State today and I like the Shockers to roll.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WICHITA STATE -7.5