Oklahoma vs. Central Arkansas - 12/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Arkansas Bears (1-5) at Oklahoma Sooners (4-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -30 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears and Oklahoma Sooners square off Thursday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.
The Central Arkansas Bears look for a statement victory after a brutal 1-5 start to the year. The Central Arkansas Bears are averaging 75.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 52.9 percent shooting. Jordan Howard is averaging 16.8 points and 2.5 assists while Derreck Brooks is averaging 13 points and 5.5 rebounds. Justin Foreman is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Lowery is dishing 2.8 assists. The Central Arkansas Bears are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. Central Arkansas has five players averaging at least eight points and has 72 offensive rebounds in six games. The Central Arkansas Bears have lost 25 straight road games, not winning since Jan of 2014.
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The Oklahoma Sooners hope to keep rolling after a quick 4-0 start to the season. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 82.5 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 61.2 points on 31.5 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 22 points and 2.5 assists while Ryan Spangler is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds. Isaiah Cousins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Woodard is dishing 4.3 assists. The Oklahoma Sooners are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. Oklahoma is averaging 11 offensive rebounds and allowing just 23.2 percent shooting from downtown. The Oklahoma Sooners have won 10 straight home games.
The Bears are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sooners are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
This is a lot of points to lay, especially when you consider Central Arkansas already has four road games under its belt this season. The Bears hung around with a very good Tulsa team and lost to Rutgers by just three points. Sure, Oklahoma is a Final Four candidate, but I can't leave this many points on the table with a team that's road tested and can shoot the long ball.