Oklahoma Sooners (0-0) vs Central Michigan Chippewas (0-0)
2023-11-06 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -21 -- Over/Under: 136.5
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The Central Michigan Chippewas and Oklahoma Sooners meet Monday in college basketball action at the Lloyd Noble Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Preview
The Central Michigan Chippewas are coming off 10 wins and haven’t made the big dance since 2002-03. Central Michigan enters the third year under coach Tony Barbee. Brian Taylor returns after averaging 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Markus Harding averaged 9.3 points and 0.7 assists. Max Majerle averaged 2.7 rebounds and played 669 minutes last season. The Central Michigan Chippewas return just three players from last season, so there’s sure to be growing pains. Central Michigan hit the transfer portal hard, which includes landing Anthony Pritchard from Tulsa. A lot of new faces on this Central Michigan squad that’s won a combined 24 games in the last 3 seasons.
Oklahoma Sooners Betting Preview
The Oklahoma Sooners won 15 games last year and fell short of the big dance for a second straight season. Oklahoma enters the third season under coach Porter Moser. Milos Uzan returns after averaging 7.6 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Sam Godwin averaged 4.9 points and 0.4 assists. Yaya Keita played in 3 minutes last season, and Otega Oweh averaged 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners lost a good portion of last year’s squad, either to transfers or the NBA Draft. OU hit the transfer portal hard, which includes lading John Hugley IV from Pittsburgh, Rivaldo Soares from Oregon and Jalon Moore from Georgia Tech. The Sooners also snagged two 4-star recruits in Kaden Cooper and Jacolb Cole. The Oklahoma Sooners will look different, and it could take some time for this group to come together.
Two new teams and it could take some time for both sides to get going. However, the Oklahoma Sooners are at home, and they have better top level talent, which gives them the edge, and it’s why the line is what it is. The Central Michigan Chippewas return just 3 players from last season, and that much lost production is usually a disaster early in the season. Give me the Sooners in a comfortable home win.