Washington State vs. Oklahoma - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (8-0) at Washington State Cougars (7-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and the Oklahoma Sooners face off in Honolulu on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars are 7-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. WSU is averaging 78.9 points and they are shooting 50.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Josh Hawkinson leads the Cougars averaging 16.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Ike Iroegbu is averaging 13.3 points, Que Johnson is averaging 11.2 points, and Connor Clifford is averaging 8.7 points. This is easily Washington State’s toughest game thus far as they have only played one ranked team, Gonzaga, and it was a loss.
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The Oklahoma Sooners enter this game unbeaten and ranked number three in the nation. Oklahoma is averaging 87.8 points per game and they are shooting 48.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 34.4 percent. Buddy Hield leads the Sooners averaging 23.5 points per game. Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.8 points, Jordan Woodard is averaging 13.3 points, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 11.5 points and 10 rebounds. Oklahoma has been battle tested and they appear to be one of the best teams in the nation.
Washington State is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big 12. Oklahoma is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
Oklahoma is playing well but this is a big number for a tournament game so I will take the points and WSU but it is a lean at best.