Villanova vs. Oklahoma Prediction, Odds, Line: 2022 college basketball picks, Dec 3 best bets on proven model

The Oklahoma Sooners will be looking to keep playing Saturday when they visit Philadelphia to take on the Villanova Wildcats in a Big East-Big 12 Battle men’s college basketball game. The Sooners (6-1) have won six straight games since a one-point loss in the opener. They earned a 59-55 win over Ole Miss at last Sunday’s ESPN Events Invitational in Kissimmee, Fla. The Rebels went into the game undefeated. The Wildcats (2-5) are struggling in their first season following the retirement of longtime coach Jay Wright. They have lost four straight games, most recently a 74-67 setback against Oregon at the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon. The teams have met twice in their history, both in 2015-16. The Sooners won the regular season meeting 78-55 before the Wildcats demolished OU 95-51 in the Final Four on their way to the national title.

Tip-off at the Wells Fargo Center is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. Villanova is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Oklahoma vs. Villanova odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while Over/Under is set at 125 for the total score College Basketball Predictions and Betting Advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates each Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. For the last 6+ years, the proprietary computer model has generated more than $1,500 for $100 players using its top-flight college basketball picks against the spread. Everyone who has followed him has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has broken down the Oklahoma-Villanova matchup from every angle and established his CBB picks and predictions. You can now go to SportsLine to see the model selection. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Villanova vs. Oklahoma:

  • Spread between Oklahoma and Villanova: Wildcats -2.5
  • Oklahoma vs. Villanova Over-Under: 125 points
  • Oklahoma vs. Villanova Money Line: Sooners +120, Wildcats -140
  • OKLA: The Sooners were 3-8 SU (5-6 ATS) in away games last season.
  • VILL: The Wildcats went 12:1 SU (7:6 ATS) in the 2021/22 home games.
  • Oklahoma vs. Villanova pick: See picks here

Featured Game | Villanova Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Why the Wildcats can cover

Villanova still brings top talent and coach Kyle Neptune is working to get the team on the same page. The Wildcats won national titles in 2016 and 2018 and were back in the Final Four last season. They’re 1-6 against the spread and struggle to keep teams from scoring, but they’re averaging 70.4 points per game. Oklahoma is scoring 65.7 points per game but was held at 59 in the last game. The Wildcats are led by forward Eric Dixon averaging 17.6 points and 6.4 rebounds, and guard Caleb Daniels averaging 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

Villanova is struggling with expectations and a new manager but they have the talent. Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels’ losses and injuries have gotten them off to a slow start. Still, Dixon, Daniels and forward Brandon Slater (11.7 points, 6.0 rebounds) form a strong core. Daniels hits 37 percent from 3-point range and Dixon hits 36 percent. Guard Mark Armstrong is averaging 4.3 points in 15 minutes per game, but big things are expected of the newcomer. Villanova went 11-4 straight-up and 9-6 against the spread in non-conference games last season.

Why the Sooners can cover

Oklahoma has covered the spread in four of its last five, winning by an average of 10.5 points during its winning streak. Warden Grant Sherfield did it. He averages 15.6 points and five assists while shooting 45.3 percent from 3-point range. The senior spent the last two seasons at Nevada, averaging nearly 19 points and more than six assists. Forward Tanner Groves averages nearly 11 points and more than seven rebounds and blocks 1.4 shots per game. He averaged more than 17 points for Eastern Washington in 2020-21 before making the move.

Jacob Groves, who joined from EWU with his brother Tanner, and fellow striker Jalen Hill both have an 8.6 point average. Coach Porter Moser took over from Lon Kruger prior to last season after a successful stint with Loyola-Chicago that included a 2018 Final Four run and an appearance in the 2021 Sweet Sixteen. The Sooners are 22-20 against the spread since his takeover, 15-9 ATS after a win. They went 19-16 in his debut season and finished seventh in the Big 12, 7-11. The Sooners allow 56.9 points per game (T-15 in Division I), while Villanova allows 71 (T-232).

How to make Oklahoma vs. Villanova picks

SportsLine’s model took a close look at the matchup between Villanova and Oklahoma and announced his selection. It leans over the score, with the model projecting close to 140 points. It also states that one side of the variance is true in well over 60% of the simulations. You can only see the model selection at SportsLine.

So who will win Oklahoma against Villanova on Saturday? And which side of the spread applies well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of Villanova vs. Oklahoma to bet on Sunday and find out.

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