Oklahoma Sooners vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

College Basketball Betting Line Action: Sooners vs. Fighting Irish

December 4, 2018 NCAA Basketball

A clear difference can be seen for Oklahoma basketball this year compared to last.  Trae Young was a virtual one-man team that helped OU worm their way into March Madness.  But Young was all that the Sooners had.  Oklahoma was literally carried by the freshman and had the metrics to prove it.  Young has gone on to the NBA and its riches.  As a result, OU has a much different look with the college basketball betting line.   Team basketball has had to return to Norman if for no other reason than necessity.  Meanwhile Notre Dame remains a riddle.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 7 p.m. Eastern

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York

NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Notre Dame+3 (-110)143 (-110)
Oklahoma-3 (-110)143 (-110)
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Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame TV Coverage:  ESPN

Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma has a college basketball betting line record of 6-1 straight up, 5-1-1 vs. the odds, and 2-5 under the total.  As a consequence of Young’s departure OU is an opposite team compared to last season.  Indeed, defense is now the emphasis on the Sooners.  Oklahoma has national rankings of 216th for scoring offense but 59th for scoring defense.  Last time out OU scored a 73-57 home payout over North Texas.  The Sooners best win of the season was a 65-60 upset over Florida as four-point dogs.  Lon Krueger remains one of the top coaches in the country.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame has a NCAA Basketball record of 6-1 straight up, 3-4 against the spread, and 3-4 under the total.  Last game for the Irish was a 76-74 home win over Illinois as six-point overlays.  Correspondingly Notre Dame is similar to Oklahoma in style of play.  Consider national rankings of 128th for scoring offense but 58th for scoring defense.  Mike Brey is also among the top coaches in all of college basketball.  To illuminate he has led the Irish to March Madness in six of the last seven seasons.  Bray is in his 18th season with Notre Dame.

Stats to Consider

Oklahoma has been one of the worst betting values on the board in any sport on the road.  Consider that the Sooners have covered just one of their last 11 games away from home.  OU has gone over the total in four of their last six games on the road.  Balanced against that is Notre Dame’s own lack of reliability as a road play.  The Irish have paid out in just three of their last eight games away from home.  And six of Notre Dame’s last nine road tilts have gone under the total.

Names on Court

Christian James is the man that leads Oklahoma.  For one thing he is averaging 19.1 points per game.  The next best total is Jamuni McNeace’s 10 points per outing.  John Mooney is a complete player for Notre Dame that is averaging 11 points and nine rebounds per game.

Matchup to Watch

Notre Dame has the matchup edge with the college basketball betting line. More emphatically the Irish have slightly more offense and defense than Oklahoma.  Concurrently the Sooners are also going through a vast transition.

Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

To conclude Mike Brey’s Irish rate the edge here.

Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame NCAA Betting Online Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Notre Dame 78, Oklahoma 70

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