Being #1 in the nation is no guarantee of success when March Madness rolls around, but it’s still nice to have that ranking under your belt when the regular NCAAB betting season comes to an end. The Oklahoma Sooners hold the top spot right now, but they know that everyone they play from here on out is going to be gunning for them in hopes of knocking them down a peg or two.
— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) February 1, 2016
TCU vs Oklahoma NCAAB Odds and Game Info
When: Tuesday, February 2, 8PM EST
Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Opening Lines: TBA
How to Bet TCU Horned Frogs Vs Oklahoma Sooner
The Sooners have been very, very good all season long, and this does not seem like the sort of match-up that should trip them up. The main question here is not really whether they will win or not, but whether they will be able to cover what is sure to be a sizeable spread.
Why Bet on the TCU Horned Frogs
I’m not going toile, it’s going to be tough to make a case for TCU (10-11, 1-7) in this one, as they are just not playing very well at the moment. They have had 5 games against ranked opponents this season, and have come away with the loss in every single one of them. Perhaps what we should be looking at in those games is the margin of defeat, as it is the point spread that is likely to be the biggest reason to bet on this one. The Horned Frogs average margin of defeat was a little over 12 points in those games, and perhaps their best effort in that group was a 7-point loss to the Kansas Jayhawks, who were the #1 at that point. The Horned Frogs are averaging 68.6 PPG, and are giving up 68.3 PPG.
Why Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners
With just 2 losses on the season to this point, the Oklahoma Sooners (18-2, 6-2) are probably deserving of their #1 status. The two losses that they have taken this season have been against ranked opponents, but it should also be noted that they also have three wins against ranked teams this season, which is why they have been able to maintain their top ranking. The one thing that makes them a bit of a lock for this game is that they have yet to drop a game on home court this year. They look dominant at home, and there is the possibility that this one could get out of hand pretty quickly. The Sooners are averaging 85.3 PPG, and are giving up 71.6 PPG.
Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
I really don’t expect to see an upset alert flashing up on the ticker while this game is being played. I expect Oklahoma to come out and dominate from the off, and they should win this one in rather comfortable fashion.
TCU Horned Frogs 65 Oklahoma Sooners 81