UTRGV vs Oklahoma Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Oklahoma Sooners (3-0) vs UTRGV Vaqueros (1-2)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -23 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and Oklahoma Sooners face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Lloyd Noble Center. 

Oklahoma Has been Dominant So Far

Oklahoma has won three games in a row and they sure looked impressive in the last game against Texas State. Oklahoma scored 93 points and they ended up winning by 39 points. Javian McCollum had a strong game putting up 15 points, two rebounds and two assists. Oklahoma on the season is averaging 88 points while their defense is giving up 52 points per game. The defense is ranked 7th in college basketball, and it’s going to need to step up in a big way here. Otega Oweh is averaging 15.7 points while shooting 66.7 percent from the field. 

UTRGV’s Defense has Been an Issue

UTRGV won the first game against SW Adventist, but since that point they have lost wo games in a row. Two games ago against South Dakota they lost 100-79 and in the last game against TCU they lost 88-55. In the last game, UT Rio Grand Valley was led by Elijah Elliott who finished with 19 points, two rebounds, and one assist. The Vaqueros are averaging 81.3 points while their defense is giving up 82.3 points per game. Elijah Elliott is having a strong season averaging 21 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Oklahoma has been blowing out everyone, and it’s going to be no different here. UTRGV is giving up 82.3 points per game and they are going to be blown out here. The only real bright spot for UTRGV is Elijah Elliott but he’s not going to do enough to keep them in this game. Oklahoma is going to go over 100 points here and they are going to win this game with ease. Back Oklahoma to cover the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Oklahoma -23

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