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Cincinnati vs Oklahoma Basketball Picks 1-20-24

Oklahoma Sooners (14-3) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (13-4)
January 20, 2024 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -2.5; Over/Under: 140.5
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The Oklahoma Sooners and Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Fifth Third Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Oklahoma vs Cincinnati prediction.

Oklahoma Got Back on the Right Track

Oklahoma faced off against West Virginia in the last game and they got back on the right track here. Oklahoma scored 77 points and that was enough for the 14 point victory. In the second half the offense scored 48 points and that was the difference. Oklahoma on the season is averaging 79.9 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 35th in the league. Javian McCollum is averaging 14.9 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the three point line. 

Cincinnati Coming off a Big Victory

Cincinnati faced off against TCU in the last game, and the offense scored 81 points on the way to the four point victory. It took overtime, but they are going to get the job done. Day Day Thomas was the top player for Cincinnati putting up 21 points, six assists, and four rebounds. Cincinnati on the season is averaging 79.5 points while the defense is giving up 66.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 64th in the league while the defense is ranked 65th in the league. Vikhtor Lakhin has been the top player averaging 13.5 points while shooting 55.2 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Oklahoma vs Cincinnati Betting Prediction

Oklahoma is going to find success in this game. Oklahoma got back on the right track in the last game and they are going to find success with the scoring here. Oklahoma is averaging 79.9 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Cincinnati’s offense will be good, but not good enough as they have problems keeping up. Back Oklahoma against the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Oklahoma +2.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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