The Vaqueros and Sooners are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Sooners will host the game at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK. The over/under for this game is set at 152 points, and the Sooners are the home favorites against the Vaqueros in a non-conference matchup.
TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS VS OKLAHOMA SOONERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros +24.5
This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Sooners.
- Even though we have Oklahoma winning straight-up, we like Texas-Rio Grande Valley at +24.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Does Texas-Rio Grande Valley Stand a Chance on the Road?
Heading into their game against Oklahoma, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are 0-2 on the season. In their previous ten road games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley went 2-8, which includes games from last season. As of today’s game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a 0-2 record against the spread. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from last season, Texas-Rio Grande Valley is 3-5 vs. the spread.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s games have, on average, featured 161 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 159 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Vaqueros’ over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 81 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley offense tallied 55 points in a matchup against TCU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.1%, and they made 2 threes. The top scorer for the Vaqueros was Elijah Elliott with 19 points, while Deanthony Tipler also added 10 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Vaqueros’ defense is positioned 125th in the country, permitting 82.3 points per game. Against TCU, the Vaqueros’ defense gave up 88 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, TCU only made 10 free-throws.
Can the Sooners Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Following a dominant 93-54 victory over Texas State in their previous outing, Oklahoma remains undefeated at 3-0. So far, the Sooners have been favored in each of their games. As of now, Oklahoma’s against the spread record stands at 3-0 heading into today’s game. Including last season, over their previous ten games, Oklahoma has gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.
After three games, Oklahoma has an over/under record of 2-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 140 points per game so far. When analyzing the Sooners’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 80 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Sooners’ offense finished with 93 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 88 points per contest. One area that the Oklahoma offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 51st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 52%.
Currently, the Sooners’ defense holds the 6th rank in the nation, allowing 52.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 33.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 18.8% this season.