Wichita State Shockers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Free Prediction


The Wichita State Shockers (4-3) will clash against the Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and will air on ESPNU.

Wichita State Shockers vs. Oklahoma Sooners ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Sooners defeated the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 91-76, while the Shockers were beaten by the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 71-58.

Oklahoma played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.379 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.595. For those same stats, UT Rio Grande Valley was 0.130 and 0.486, respectively. Wichita State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.6 vs. 21.7). Christian James was a key piece for Oklahoma with 29 points. Erik Stevenson, meanwhile had a good outing for Wichita State, finishing with 16 points.

The Sooners won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 91-83. The Sooners’ 8.7 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Shockers, who had a mark of 11.2.

This contest should be a matchup of conflicting paces. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Oklahoma has preferred to play fast (17th in possessions per game), while Wichita State has been slower-paced (185th in possessions per game). Also, the Shockers rank 57th in turnover percentage (16.9 percent), while the Sooners rank 303rd in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.8 percent).

Wichita State Shockers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma, ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Wichita State averages 39.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 22nd in the nation. Oklahoma ranks 276th in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
  • The Sooners rank 128th in steals per game (6.4) while the Shockers rank 240th (5.0).
  • Wichita State averages 3.7 blocks per game, which is ranked 101st in the NCAA. Oklahoma ranks 206th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • The Shockers average 17.8 assists per game, which ranks seventh in the NCAA. The Sooners rank 221st in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • Wichita State ranks 89th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Oklahoma ranks 267th in three pointers allowed per game (25.4).