Oklahoma at Wichita State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Charles Koch Arena
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Oklahoma Sooners head to Charles Koch Arena to take on the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 6.5 point favorites.
Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 93.3 points per contest while giving up 80.1 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 86.9 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of 18.7.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 2-6 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
12/15/17 G Samajae Haynes-Jones Illness is "?" Saturday vs Oklahoma
11/05/17 F Markis McDuffie Foot is out indefinitely
Trae Young averages 28.8 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Christian James averages 12.8 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Landry Shamet scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Shaquille Morris averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma averages 93.3 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 116th in Division 1. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 194th with 13.4 per game. The Sooners allow 80.1 points per contest, which is 313th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 308th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 301st, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 268th place in college basketball. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 24th in the country with 86.9 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 18.7. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 43rd in Division 1. They are 6th in the country in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 18.2. The Shockers are 198th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Shockers give up 68.2 points per game, which ranks them 100th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 29.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Shockers are 51st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Sooners are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 116.7, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 182nd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the country with 79.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 26th. As a team they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 86th in Division 1. Oklahoma is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 153rd in the nation.
Wichita State is 223rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 42nd in Division 1. The Shockers are 76th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.9, and their offensive rating of 119.6 is ranked 10th. They are 112th in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 140th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma +6.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks