Bet Oklahoma -6 vs. Washington College Basketball Picks

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:39 AM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 11:39 AM UTC

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

<p><strong>Welcome Back</strong><br /> Lon Kruger is making his <a href="" target="_blank" title="Team Report: Oklahoma Sooners">first trek back to Las Vegas with Oklahoma</a> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>It’s important to point out that the program has covered the number in 21 of its last 26 Saturday contests.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Unblemished Record</strong><br /> 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 <a href="" target="_blank" title="Shop for the best NCAAB live odds here at SBR">college basketball odds</a>, as it has compiled a 94-34 SU record as a ranked team in the Lorenzo Romar era.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Sports bettors will find that the club is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games versus Big 12 opponents.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Perimeter Shooting</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p>Oklahoma ranks second in the <a href="" target="_blank" title="NCAA BASKETBALL OFFENSIVE STATS">Big 12 in averaging 7.8 three-pointers a contest</a>, with Hield being the main player to watch in shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Stepping Up</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers back the Sooners as one of their main <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free NCAA Basketball picks">NCAAB picks</a>, as they’ve gone 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Free NCAA Basketball Pick:</strong>  <a href=";book=inarticlebookmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Great online sports betting site">Oklahoma Sooners -6 at Bookmaker</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":359770, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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