Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Point Spread Pick: Oklahoma State +11.5 (December 3rd 2016)
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The Bedlam rivalry game between seventh-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (9-2, 8-0 Big 12) and their instate rivals Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2, 7-1) goes this Saturday afternoon .It marks the second straight year that the Bedlam game will determine the Big 12 championship. The Sooners won 58-23 in last year’s regular-season finale in Stillwater and now the Cowboys will be out for revenge .The road team has won each of the last three Bedlam games and the last two in Norman have gone to overtime, and Im expecting another rinse and repeat performance here with the points proving to be golden.
OKLAHOMA is 9-2 ATS L/11 when playing against a team with a winning record and have covered 9 of their L/11 vs teams that outcore their opponents by 10 points or more like the Sooners have. Oklahoma State is 20-8 ATS L/28 in a road game where the total is greater than or equal to 63.
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Betting Pick: Ohio State Pk -110 odds (September 17th 2016)
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Oklahoma has one of the toughest schedules in the nation which is proven once again here. The team bounced back from an embarrassing Week 1 loss to Houston to trounce UL Monroe LW. But I feel that this victory may have given the Sooners a false sense of confidence. The new players that have stepped in, just haven’t quite grasped the schemes just yet. If the team has any real weakness, it is facing dual-threat QB’s. Well, in comes, JT Barrett and the explosive Buckeyes offense. Ohio State has won 18 straight road games and have Urban Meyer, who is one of the best in the nation at game planning and preparation. Baker Mayfield will be under fire here by blitzing, blitzing, blitzing and then have to deal with a secondary that can intercept the ball, all too well. The Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS their L6 vs. Big 12 foes, 8-3 ATS their L11 non-Conference games, and 40-16-1 ATS their L57 games played on the road. The Sooners are 1-5 ATS their L6 home games vs. teams with a winning road record, 0-4 ATS their L4 non-Conference games, and 1-4 ATS their L5 games played overall. Take Ohio State. Thank you.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners – 6:09pm ET April 2nd 2016
NCAA Tournament Point Spread: Villanova is a 2.5 point favorite in this Final Four matchup. The over/under betting total for this game is 144.5 points (Note: Total opened at 150 points)
Records: Villanova was 33-5 SU and 19-17-1 ATS this season with an over/under record of 19-17-1. Oklahoma was 29-7 SU and 14-20 ATS this season with an over/under record of 15-19-0.
Public Perception: As of 2:30pm ET, 66% of the wagering public is betting that Oklahoma will cover the point spread against Villanova
Past Meetings: The last time these two teams took to the hardwood was on December 7th, 2015. Villanova was a 5 point favorite and the over/under was 145. Final Score Oklahoma 78 Villanova 55
Recent Performance: Villanova is 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games. Oklahoma is 8-2 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Notable Betting Trends: Villanova is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games and 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 non-conference games. Oklahoma is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 8-1 in Vilanova’s last 9 games vs. the Big 12 conference. The under is 12-2 in Oklahoma’s last 14 games overall and 20-8 in their last 28 neutral site games.
Point Spread Pick: Villanova -2.5
Over-Under Pick: Under 144.5 points.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oregon Ducks – 6:09pm ET March 26th 2016
Elite Eight NCAA Tournament Point Spread: Oregon is a 1 point favorite against Oklahoma. The over/under betting total for this game is set at 153 points.
Records: Oklahoma was 28-7 SU and 13-20 ATS this season with an over/under record of 15-18. Oregon was 31-6 SU and 21-13 ATS this season with an over/under record of 15-19.
Public Perception: As of 4:15pm ET, 51% of the wagering public is betting that Oklahoma will cover the point spread against Oregon.
Past Meetings: No recent meetings between these two teams.
Recent Performance: Oklahoma is 8-2 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 matchups. Oregon is 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 matchups.
Notable Betting Trends: Oregon is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. the Big 12, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after a SU win and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games. Oklahoma is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 5-0-1 in Oklahoma’s last 6 games vs. Pacific 12 opponents and 11-2 under in their last 13 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Oregon’s last 10 games overall.
Point Spread Pick: Oregon Ducks -1
Over-Under Pick: Under 153 points.
Oregon vs. Oklahoma
NCAA Tournament Betting Pick: Oklahoma +2 (March 26th 2016)
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We like the experience of Oklahoma here. They start 4 upperclassmen, including 3 seniors, who were in the Sweet 16 last season. This is the 4th NCAA tourney for the seniors. Oklahoma was considered by many to be the top team in the country until they hit a bit of a wall in mid February. They are now back in form winning 6 of their last 7 with their only loss coming by 2-points to West Virginia. At one point during the Big 12 regular season Kansas coach Bill Self basically said that OU was a step above the rest of the conference. Getting points with the Sooners in this spot is definitely worth a take. Oregon was the top team in the Pac 12 which turned out to be a vastly overrated conference as only 1 of their 7 NCAA entries made it past the first weekend. They are favored here partly due to the fact they looked very good against Duke the other night, but let’s not forget the Devils were not the Devils of old – they finished tied for 5th in the ACC. Oklahoma has played the tougher schedule (4th in SOS to 38th for Ducks), shoots the ball better (19th eFG% to 54th for Ducks), and defends better (14th in defensive efficiency to 35th for Ducks) yet they are a dog here. We like Oklahoma to win and move on to the Final 4.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas A&M Aggies
NCAA Tournament Betting Prediction: Over 146.5 points (March 24th 2016)
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Kansas gets an extra day to rest and prepare here as they finished off UConn last Saturday while the Terps (who had a long trip to Spokane, WA) had to play on Sunday. Coaching edge also the KU with Bill Self and his 39-16 record in the NCAA tourney (5th highest winning % all time) compared to Turgeon who’s a pedestrian 8-6 lifetime in the Dance. The Terps struggled down the stretch winning just 3 of their final 8 games heading into the Big Dance. While they obviously did get two wins last week, they weren’t overly impressive in our eyes. They struggled to beat South Dakota State (couldn’t hold a big lead) and then while they beat Hawaii by 12, it was a close game until the final stretch run when the Terps closed out the game on a 30-19 run. Maryland’s tough closing run on the season was directly related to the struggles of their point guard Melo Trimble. He’s played so many minutes he’s hit a wall. In his last 12 games, Trimble is shooting just 32% and just 26% from beyond the arc. This team has no chance of beating KU unless Trimble shoots much better than that. Will he? We doubt it as Kansas is 5th nationally in defensive efficiency and guard Devonte Graham is one of the better defenders in the country. The Jayhawks have been at the top of their game since late January winning 16 straight including wins over NCAA teams Kentucky, Iowa State, West Virginia (twice), Baylor (twice), Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas all in the final month and a half before the Dance. They destroyed both Austin Peay (by 26) & UConn (by 13 – but led by 24) in the first two games. This team is playing too well right now for Maryland to hang.