Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Prediction, Odds for 3/2/24

Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Prediction, Odds for 3/2/24
Houston vs Oklahoma Betting prediction and wagering odds for this game set for March 2, 2024. Place a bet on this college basketball game now.

The two teams are from the Big 12 and will be playing on the floor in the Sooner State. Both teams want to win the game. The #1 ranked Houston Cougars are on their way to Oklahoma City to play the Sooners on Saturday night. As a 13.5-point favorite, Houston lost their last game, 67–59 at home against Cincinnati on Tuesday night. They also failed to cover the spread.

Oklahoma lost their most recent game, on the road, 58-45 to #8 Iowa State on Wednesday night. They failed to cover the spread as a 9.5-point loser. In the all-time series between the teams, the Sooners are ahead 2-1, with the most recent game, on December 17, 2011, being a 79–74 home win.

Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Odds

Here are the Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Odds

HOUSTON -6.5 -265 Over 130
+6.5 +215 Under 130

Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Previews

Here are the Houston vs Oklahoma Betting previews for both teams.

Houston Cougars Looking to Maintain Top Spot in Big 12

Houston’s sixth straight win came on Tuesday night when they beat Cincinnati at home. With a record of 12-3 in the league, the Cougars are now one game ahead of Iowa State. Their overall record is now 25-3.

They beat Cincinnati by seven points in the first quarter and went on to win. The Cougars were ahead by nine points at halftime. At one point in the second half, they were up by seventeen points. The Bearcats never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

They only made 7 of 20 shots from three-point range, which is 38.9% of their shots from the field. To win, they also beat the other team 42–30 on the boards.L.J. Cryer got 22 points to help the Cougars win the game.This season, the Cougars’ offense ranks 177th in the country, scoring an average of 73.9 points per game.

The average number of rebounds Houston gets is 38.8 per game, which is 46th in the league. Their average number of assists is 13.1 per game. Each game, the Cougars’ defense lets up 56.2 points, which is the most in the country. L.J. Cryer gets the most points on the team right now, 15.3 per night.

Sharp (12.7 points), Roberts (J’Wan), and Francis (Ja’Vier) all score more than six points every night on average. Some of the most important players for coach Kelvin Sampson are Joseph Tugler, Ryan Elvin, Ramon Walker Jr., Mylik Wilson, and Jamal Shead (13.1 points, 6.1 assists). Houston makes 43.4% of their shots from the floor this season.

If you look at how many three-pointers the Cougars make, they make 7.5 per game, or 34.2% of the time. This year, Houston hasn’t done well at the free throw line, making only 68.8% of their shots, which is 298th in the country.

Arceneaux’s season is over because he hurt his Achilles against Texas A&M on December 16. Walker Jr. hasn’t played since February 19, when he hurt his knee against Iowa State. He won’t be back for a year. It’s possible that Tugler (ankle) won’t be able to enter this game.

Oklahoma Sooners Seeking to Earn Home Upset

The last game Oklahoma played, they lost on the road against #8 Iowa State. They had lost three times in a row. The Sooners’ overall record plummeted to 19-9, and their 7-8 record in the Big 12 tied them for eighth place in the league. The first half ended with Oklahoma ahead by four points over Iowa State. However, Oklahoma didn’t score for the last 6:05 of the first half, letting up nine straight points to fall behind 25–20.

In the beginning of the second half, the Sooners were only down two points. But they lost 13-3 and were now down 40-28 with 13:02 left to play. The rest of the way, they couldn’t make a second push. Out of the shots they took, Oklahoma only made 32.6%, and only three of seventeen three-point shots. Plus, they lost the ball 14 times.Soares led the Sooners in the loss with nine points and seven boards.

They have had a great attack this season. In terms of how well they score, they are 140th in the country (75.1 points per game). During the season, Oklahoma grabbed 36 boards and passed the ball 13.5 times per game.

Their defense is good; they give up an average of 66.9 points per game, which is good enough to rank 47th in the country. Three folks in Oklahoma score more than 10 points every game on average. These are some of them. Every game, he gets 11.9 points and grabs four rebounds. They are Jalon Moore (10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds), John Hugley IV (8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds), and Javian McCollum (13.7 points).

Porter Moser’s coaches also put a lot of value on Milos Uzan, Rivaldo Soares, Kaden Cooper, and Luke Norweather. Oklahoma’s team shooting percentage this year is 46.5% from the floor, which is 79th in the country. They make 7.3 three-pointers per game, which is 33.7% of their shots from beyond the arc. With 73.6% of their shots going in, Oklahoma has been better than average at the line this season. That puts them 100th in the country.

 Best Bet for this Game

They are at home, but the fact that they had trouble scoring against Iowa State doesn’t make things look good for them here. The Sooners have lost three of their last five home games this season. When they play at home, they are 13-3.

This season, Houston has only lost on the road to Iowa State (by four points), TCU (by one point), and Kansas (by thirteen points). But they’ve won four of their last five games when they were the away team. The Cougars will run out of time and make things hard for Oklahoma if they try to score. They win this game on the road because their defense does its job.

Prediction: Houston Cougars -6.5

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