Bet Oklahoma -6 vs. Washington College Basketball Picks

Jeff Grant

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:39 AM GMT

Oklahoma’s head coach knows his way around Sin City, which makes it a top college basketball pick against Washington Saturday night.

Welcome Back
Lon Kruger is making his first trek back to Las Vegas with Oklahoma since leaving UNLV in the spring of 2011, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks, as his team prepares to face its third top-25 opponent of the season.

The Sooners have displayed a balanced scoring attack through nine games, as four starters are averaging between 10.0 and 16.0 points per game, with junior guard Buddy Hield leading the way.

It’s important to point out that the program has covered the number in 21 of its last 26 Saturday contests.


Unblemished Record
Washington is one of just nine remaining teams in Division I basketball with an unbeaten record, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college basketball odds, as it has compiled a 94-34 SU record as a ranked team in the Lorenzo Romar era.

The Huskies have become a potential threat to the Arizona Wildcats in winning the Pac-12 Conference title, as they rank fourth in the country in holding opponents to 32.8 percent shooting from the field.

Sports bettors will find that the club is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games versus Big 12 opponents.


Perimeter Shooting
The Sooners are capable of outscoring every opponent they face, as they welcomed back 71 percent of their three-point production from a year ago, while that particular area of the floor accounts for 31.1 percent of their scoring to this point.

Oklahoma ranks second in the Big 12 in averaging 7.8 three-pointers a contest, with Hield being the main player to watch in shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.


Stepping Up
Over the last five games, Andrew Andrews and Nigel Williams-Goss have scored or assisted on 71.9 percent of Washington’s points, while Robert Upshaw leads the country with 43 total blocks.

The Huskies top nine rotation is one of the longer rotations that Romar has had on campus, as the group’s average wingspan is 4.5 inches longer than their actual height.


Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Sooners as one of their main NCAAB picks, as they’ve gone 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games.


Free NCAA Basketball Pick:  Oklahoma Sooners -6 at Bookmaker

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