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The two teams are both members of the Big 12 and will be competing against one another on the court in the state of Oklahoma. The goal of both sides is to come out on top. Currently ranked number one, the Houston Cougars are currently in route to Oklahoma City, where they will face the Sooners on Saturday evening.

On Tuesday night, Houston was a 13.5-point favorite over Cincinnati, but they ended up losing their most recent game by a score of 67–59 at home. In addition, they were unable to cover the spread.

The most recent game that Oklahoma played was away from home and was a loss to #8 Iowa State by a score of 58-45 on Wednesday night. They were a 9.5-point underdog, yet they were unable to cover the spread.

After the most recent game, which took place on December 17, 2011, the Sooners prevailed at home by a score of 79–74, they currently have a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series between the two teams.

Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Odds

Here are the Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Odds

HOUSTON -6.5 -265 Over 130
+6.5 +215 Under 130

Houston vs Oklahoma Betting Previews

Here are the Houston vs Oklahoma Betting previews for both teams.

Houston Cougars Looking to Maintain Top Spot in Big 12

Houston won their sixth consecutive game on Tuesday evening, defeating Cincinnati at their own stadium. This victory was Houston’s sixth consecutive victory. The Cougars now have a record of 12-3 overall, which places them one game ahead of Iowa State in the league standings. This is the current moment in time. As of right now, they have an overall record of 25-3.

They were victorious over Cincinnati by a score of seven points in the first quarter, and they went on to win the game overall. When the halftime whistle blew, the Cougars were leading their opponents by a score of nine points.

During the second half of the game, they were leading by seventeen points at one point before the break. Over the course of the last five minutes of the game, the Bearcats never came within six points of taking the lead.

To put it into perspective, only seven of their twenty efforts from three-point range were successful, which is similar to 38.9 percent of their shots from the field. In addition to that, they were victorious over the rival team in terms of the boards, with a score of 42–30.

L.J. Cryer scored 22 points in order to help the Cougars win the game. He did this in order to achieve his stated goal.This season, the Cougars have scored an average of 73.9 points per game, which has earned them a position of 177th in the nation. This ranking is a result of the Cougars’ aggressive offensive performance.

The average amount of rebounds that Houston receives in a game is 38.8, which positions them in the 46th position in the league out of all league teams. They average 13.1 assists per game, which is a very high amount since it is a very high number.

The Cougars have the greatest scoring defense in the nation, with a defense that allows 56.2 points on average each game. At this very moment, L.J. Cryer is the player on the team that maintains the highest point total, with 15.3 points scored each and every night.

Every night, Sharp (12.7 points), Roberts (J’Wan), and Francis (Ja’Vier) all score more than six points better than they did the night before.

This is the average score for each of them. Joseph Tugler, Ryan Elvin, Ramon Walker Jr., Mylik Wilson, and Jamal Shead (13.1 points, 6.1 assists) are some of the guys who coach Kelvin Sampson considers to be among the most important players on the club. Jamal Shead also has 6.1 assists.

The Houston Rockets have been successful in 43.4% of their shots from the floor throughout the course of this season.

In the event that you take a look at the quantity of three-pointers that the Cougars make, which is 7.5 per game, you will find that they make 34.2% of the time. In this season, the Houston Rockets have not been very effective at the free throw line.

They have only made 68.8 percent of their shots, which positions them 298th in the country. This indicates that they have not been very successful.

On December 16, while Arceneaux was competing against Texas A&M, he sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon, which ultimately led to the conclusion of his season. Since the 19th of February, when he suffered a knee injury while playing against Iowa State, Walker Jr. has not taken part in any game. He has not played since then.

There will be a year that passes before he comes back. There is a possibility that Tugler, who is now dealing with an ankle ailment, will not be able to take part in this game.

Oklahoma Sooners Seeking to Earn Home Upset

Oklahoma’s most recent game, which they played away from home, was against Iowa State, which is ranked seventh. Oklahoma was defeated by Iowa State. There had been three consecutive losses for them in a row. The overall record of the Sooners had plummeted to 19-9, which placed them in a tie for seventh place in the Big 12 Conference division.

A further point to consider is that their record in the Big 12 Conference was 7-8. When the first half of the game came to a close, Oklahoma was leading Iowa State by a margin of four points.

Oklahoma, on the other hand, was unable to score during the final six minutes and five seconds of the first half, which resulted in them falling behind by a score of 25–20. They allowed nine straight points to put them in this position.

At the beginning of the second half, the Sooners were just two points behind the team that they were competing against. With 13 minutes and 2 seconds left in the game, the score was 13-3, and they were now in a position where they were behind by a score of 40-28.

They couldn’t make a second charge for the remaining distance that separated them. Only thirty-two percent of the shots that Oklahoma tried were successful, and out of the seventeen tries that they made from beyond the arc, they were only successful in three of them.

To add insult to injury, they failed to catch the ball fourteen times. Despite the Sooners’ defeat, Soares was the player who contributed the most points to the team’s total with nine points and seven boards.

They have had an outstanding offensive output since the beginning of this year. Their scoring average is 75.1 points per game, which rates them 120th in the nation in terms of how well they score. In other words, they are not very good at scoring. Oklahoma was able to accumulate 36 rebounds and pass the ball 13.5 times per game throughout the season.

The defense that they play is very powerful; they allow an average of 66.9 points per game, which is good enough to position them 47th in the nation in terms of defense. In every game, three individuals in the state of Oklahoma score an average of more than ten points.

I will give you a few examples of them here. In every single game, he not only scores 11.9 points but also grabs four rebounds out of the available space. Jalon Moore (10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds), John Hugley IV (8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds), and Javian McCollum (13.7 points) are the athletes that are being questioned in this particular instance.

The coaches at Porter Moser focus a huge lot of importance on the athletes that they have, like Milos Uzan, Rivaldo Soares, Kaden Cooper, and Luke Norweather, among others. During the current season, Oklahoma’s team shooting percentage from the floor is 46.5%, which positions them 79th in the nation in terms of shooting percentage.

The average number of three-pointers they make at the end of each game is 7.3, which is comparable to 33.7% of their shoots from beyond the arc. With 73.6% of its shots from the free throw line going in, Oklahoma has been doing better than average at the free throw line throughout the course of this season. The outcome places them in the one hundredth position across the nation.

 Best Bet for this Game

Despite the fact that they are playing at home, the fact that they struggled to score against Iowa State does not make things look bright for them in this situation. As of this season, the Sooners have suffered defeat in three of their last five games played at home. The team has a record of 13-3 when they play at home.

Only Iowa State (by four points), TCU (by one point), and Kansas (by thirteen points) have been three of the teams that Houston has fallen to on the road so far this season. On the other hand, they have been victorious in four of their most recent five games when they were playing as the away team.

The Cougars will exhaust all of their available time, which will make things difficult for Oklahoma if they attempt to score. They are able to win this game away from home because their defense is performing as expected.

Prediction: Houston Cougars -6.5