Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Sooners and Knights. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Knights at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL. Get ready to place your bets! Oklahoma is favored by -1.5 in this Big 12 conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 135 points.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS VS UCF KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCF Knights +1.5

This game will be played at Addition Financial Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE UCF KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Knights.
  • Not only will UCF pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will Oklahoma Be The Talk of Addition Financial Arena?

After their 73-53 win over Kansas State, Oklahoma has a record of 16-5 this season. They have gone 4-4 in Big 12 play and 12-1 outside of the conference.

As the favorite, the Sooners are 13-2, and they have been favored in 15 of their 21 games. On the road, they have gone 3-2, and their average scoring margin is +3.0 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Oklahoma is 9-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sooners are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, Oklahoma has gone 3-2 vs. the spread this season and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Oklahoma games is 10-11 and today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

The Oklahoma offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Kansas State. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.6% and connected on 3 threes. On the offensive front, the Sooners have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 66th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 221st in terms of percentage and 198th in three-pointers made.

Oklahoma’s defense has been playing well, ranking 45th nationally, with 65.9 points allowed per game. Against Kansas State in their most recent game, the Oklahoma defense gave up a total of 53 points while allowing Kansas State to hit 30% of their shots.

Can UCF Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

UCF enters this game as the underdog, as they are 2-6 in games where they are the underdog this season. At home, the Knights are 10-4 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last ten games at home. They will look to bounce back from a loss to Baylor in their last game, where they fell by a score of 77-69.

On the year, UCF is 12-8, and they come in with a two-game losing streak. In Big 12 play, the Knights are 3-5, and they are 9-3 in non-conference action. Their average scoring margin at home this year is +13.6, compared to -9.7 on the road.

As the underdog this season, UCF has gone 3-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 8-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Knights have a mark of 4-5-1. In their last three home games, UCF is 1-1-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line of 139.1 in UCF’s games this season. Currently, their over/under record is 10-10. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

The UCF offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Baylor. Overall their field goal percentage was 54% while connecting on 14 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Jaylin Sellers, who holds an average of 17.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Darius Johnson is averaging 13.1 points per game this season.

So far, the Knights’ defense is ranked 34th in the country at 65.1 points per contest. UCF’s three-point defense is currently 119th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. UCF.