The Wichita State Shockers (8-1) take on the Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) at Intrust Bank Arena. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Wichita State Shockers ATS Prediction
In the Sooners’ last outing, they beat the North Texas Mean Green, 82-80. The Sooners made 19 of their 25 free throws (76.0 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 11.0 (better than their season average of 13.2). With 28 points on 11-for-15 shooting, Kristian Doolittle was the game’s leading scorer.
The Shockers easily got past the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their last outing, 80-61. The Shockers had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 32.5) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.532 (above their season average of 0.481). With seven points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, Jamarius Burton put together a solid outing for Wichita State.
Wichita State should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Since the 2018-19 season, Wichita State ranks 23rd in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.3 percent), while Oklahoma has forced the 66th-fewest turnovers (17.7 percent).
The Sooners won the only contest against the Shockers last season, 80-48. The Sooners had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.525 vs. 0.282) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.9 vs. 22.4).
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Wichita State Shockers Free Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Wichita State, O/U – Under
Wichita State ranks 26th in assists per game (14.0) while Oklahoma ranks 161st (12.5).