providence vs oklahoma ncaab prediction

NCAAB Providence Friars vs Sooners Prediction 12/5/2023

The Providence Friars (7-1) travel to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (7-0) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman and televised on ESPNU. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Providence Friars vs Oklahoma Sooners

The Providence Friars Are Coming Off A Win

Providence is entering their ninth game of the season with a 7-1 record. The Friars are 1-0 on the road and 6-1 at home. Against the spread, Providence holds a 5-3 record this season. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Providence’s games have, on average, featured 140.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142.1 points so far. The Friars have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 141 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Oklahoma Sooners Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Oklahoma has played 7 games, all of which have been away games. Oklahoma’s ATS performance shows a 5-2 record leading up to today’s game. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Oklahoma’s games have, on average, featured 151 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Sooners’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 160 points per game.

Providence Offense Breakdown

Providence is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 84 points versus Rhode Island. This output is higher than their season-average of 77.2 points per game. Bryce Hopkins is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Devin Carter brings a PPG average of 15.2 into the game.

Bryce Hopkins (F) 16.8 8.5 1.5
Devin Carter (G) 15.2 8.6 3.5
Josh Oduro (F) 14.0 6.1 1.6

Oklahoma Offense Breakdown

The Oklahoma offense is coming off a game where they scored 107 points against UAPB. They posted a field goal percentage of 57.1% and connected on 13 threes. Otega Oweh led the scoring for the Sooners, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Jalon Moore chipped in with 19 points.

Otega Oweh (G) 15.7 4.7 1.3
Javian McCollum (G) 13.6 2.0 3.0
John Hugley (F) 12.0 6.1 1.3

Providence Team Defense

At present, the Friars’ defense is nationally ranked 36th, allowing 63.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Rhode Island, the Rams finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 69 points vs. Providence.

Oklahoma Team Defense

This season, the Oklahoma defense has been impressive, holding the 35th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.6% this season.

Friars vs Sooners Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Providence has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 63 points per game.
  • Across their three previous home games, Oklahoma has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 65 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Friars have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Oklahoma has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Friars vs Sooners Prediction

The Sooners is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 75-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Sooners at -5.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Friars and Sooners to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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