Oklahoma didn’t always look perfect in its Round of 64 victory. It didn’t matter. Because the Sooners have one weapon other teams don’t have; Buddy Hield.
Hield was, once again, a force to be reckoned with in the opening round and a big reason why his squad was able to cruise to a victory.
Now Hield and Oklahoma turn their collective attention to a Sunday tilt against 10-seed VCU and a Rams squad that is hitting its stride at the perfect time.
Read on for a complete breakdown of the odds outlook for the game, via OddsShark:
Oklahoma vs. VCU Betting Info
Spread: Oklahoma – 7
Moneyline: Oklahoma – 286
Oklahoma is a good offensive team, but the Sooners are, historically, on a whole other level in the Round of 32.
Since 2001, OU has had just one game go UNDER in the second round and the total has gone UNDER in three of Oklahoma’s last four games.
There’s another reason to be cautious when it comes to the Sooners tonight. Oklahoma is 0-8 ATS in its last nine when favored by 6.5 points or more. On the flip side, VCU is a fairly impressive 8-0 ATS in its last eight when coming in as an underdog of 6.5 points or more.
VCU is also 12-3 SU and 13-2 ATS in its last 15 when playing in a game that totals 147 or less.
But wait there’s more.
Historically, in the last five meetings between a No. 10 and No. 2 seed, the No. 2 seed has gone just 1-4 ATS.