Oklahoma Sooners vs UCF Knights NCAA Betting Prediction

Oklahoma Sooners vs UCF Knights Prediction 2/3/2024

The Oklahoma Sooners (16-5) travel to face off against the UCF Knights (12-8) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando and televised on ESPN+. Oklahoma is coming off a win in their previous game, while UCF is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Baylor. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.

Oklahoma Sooners vs UCF Knights

The Oklahoma Sooners Are Coming Off A Win

After their 73-53 win over Kansas State, the Sooners are 16-5 overall and 4-4 in Big 12 play. On the road, they are 3-2 this season and have won two straight games. So far, they have been favored in 15 games, going 13-2.

On the year, Oklahoma has outscored opponents by an average of 3.0 points per game on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.3. Through 21 games, the Sooners have gone 12-1 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Oklahoma is 9-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sooners are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-2 this year and 5-5 over their last 10 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Oklahoma games is 10-11 and today’s line of 135 is lower than the average OU line of 144.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

The UCF Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

UCF will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Oklahoma. The Knights are 12-8 overall, including a 10-4 record at home. They are 2-6 as underdogs this season.

In their last game, UCF lost to Baylor by a score of 77-69. Over their last 10 home games, the Knights have gone 7-3. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of +13.6 at home.

UCF’s ATS record this season is 10-9-1, including an 8-5-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Knights are 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in UCF games is 10-10, and today’s line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points, and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

Oklahoma Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Oklahoma offense put up 73 points against Kansas State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.6% and made 3 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Javian McCollum with 21 points. Jalon Moore also added 21 points for the Sooners.

Javian McCollum (G) 14.6 2.9 3.8
Otega Oweh (G) 13.4 4.3 1.1
Jalon Moore (F) 10.2 5.8 0.5

UCF Offense Breakdown

The UCF offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Baylor. Overall their field goal percentage was 54% while connecting on 14 threes. The top scorer for the Knights was Darius Johnson with 23 points, while Marchelus Avery also chipped in with 16 points.

Jaylin Sellers (G) 17.1 4.2 1.2
Darius Johnson (G) 13.1 3.0 3.8
Marchelus Avery (F) 9.4 4.3 0.7

Oklahoma Team Defense

At this time, the Sooners’ defense is positioned 46th in the country, permitting 65.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Kansas State, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 30% and a total of 53 points vs. Oklahoma.

UCF Team Defense

The Knights’ defense is presently ranked 34th nationally, allowing an average of 65.1 points per contest. UCF’s three-point defense is currently 118th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. UCF.

Sooners vs Knights Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Oklahoma has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home games, UCF has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 62 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Knights have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 2-2-1.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Sooners have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Sooners vs Knights Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1.5, the Knights is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 135 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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