Authored by College Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 College Basketball game on Wednesday Night November 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST.
The (1-0) and 18th ranked Oklahoma Sooners of the Big Twelve Conference will make the trip from Norman to the the largest City in the Cornhusker State to take on the (2-0) Creighton Blue Jays of the Big East Conference in 2014 College Basketball action. The game will be played at The new CenturyLink Center Omaha, Nebraska. This sports Handicapper believes the Oklahoma Sooners will be very competitive in the always loaded Big Twelve; only Kansas is clearly better after that they are lumped in with Texas and Iowa State as contenders. The Creighton Blue Jays lost their best player and College Basketball player of the year with Greg McDermott gone to the NBA, and the Blue Jay’s will be rebuilding this year. The Opening Betting Line has the Oklahoma Sooners as a four road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is not yet posted for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Oklahoma Sooners are have four starters returning from a 23-10 squad that lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 80-75 to North Dakota Sate last year. The Sooners have been bounced in the opening round the past two season, but Coach Lon Kruger vows things will be different in the 2015 season. Oklahoma was fun to watch last year scoring over 81 points per contest and put up 78 in their season opener on the 16th of November. Buddy Hield led the Sooners with 25 points in their 2014 Winning College Basketball Expert Point Spread Predictions opener vs. Southeastern Louisiana. The key to a Sooner win is to push the basketball and make open shots, they clearly have more talent than their opponent Wednesday.
The 2014-15 Creighton Blue Jays are picked to finish in the bottom half of the Big East Conference, the team lost over 50 points per game in scoring with the departures of McDermott, Grant Gibbs and a few others who scored in double digits. The Blue Jays were very proficient from the three-points line, at nearly 40 percent. Senior Austin Chatman is the Blue Jay’s lone returning starter and he need to step it up; Creighton will be lucky to receive an NIT or smaller tournament invitation this year. Creighton is 0-1 Against The Spread this season as a 23′ point home favorite after the 84-66 home win over Chicago State. Coach Greg McDermott, Doug’s dad has his work cut out for him in the 2014-15 season, but with an enthusiastic fan base and great Mid-Major talent Creighton will compete everytime they step on the court.
Free Pick: Creighton+4.