Oklahoma vs. Missouri - 12/5/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (4-3) at Oklahoma Sooners (4-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners play Friday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.
The Missouri Tigers have split their last four games and will play their first true road game. On the season, Missouri is averaging 62.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Montaque Gill-Caesar leads the Tigers with 14.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Johnathan Williams III is averaging 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Wes Clark is shooting 38.1 percent from downtown and Keith Shamburger is producing 3.1 assists per game. The Missouri Tigers are shooting a solid 36.9 percent from beyond the arc but have very limited scoring depth and have scored 65 or less points in five of their seven games this season. Missouri is just a struggling basketball team that is still trying to find an identity and a third guy who can shoulder the offensive load.
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The Oklahoma Sooners haven’t played in a week and hope to rebound from their loss to Wisconsin. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 70.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61 points on 35.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield leads Oklahoma with 16.7 points and 6.2 rebounds and Isaiah Cousins is averaging 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jordan Woodard is averaging 4.2 assists per game and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are a fast paced offensive team that’s getting close to 60 shots per game and shooting 31.2 percent from deep. Oklahoma is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, grabbing 43.5 boards per game but could trim down its 15 turnovers to take that next step in the Big 12.
The Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Big 12. The Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. the SEC and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Tigers are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Are the Missouri Tigers deep enough to hang with Oklahoma offensively? I don't think so. While I always hate laying heavy chalk, the home team here seems to be the best pick.