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Oklahoma vs. Xavier 12/9/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Oklahoma takes on Xavier on 12/9/2020 at 8:00PM.

Oklahoma and Xavier face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Oklahoma has a record of 2-0 this season. Xavier is 6-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Oklahoma Roster

The Players to Watch for Oklahoma

Brady Manek 6-9 231 Forward

Brady Manek sports a 31.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Brady Manek this season has 0.536% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Brady Manek shot 0.6% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.462% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Brady Manek opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Austin Reaves 6-5 202 Guard

Austin Reaves has a 38.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Austin Reaves this season has 0.238% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.4% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.438% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Austin Reaves is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Kur Kuath 6-10 220 Forward

Kur Kuath has a 14.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Kur Kuath attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Kur Kuath shot 0.778% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Kur Kuath opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Alondes Williams 6-5 205 Guard

Alondes Williams sports a 14.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Alondes Williams this season has 0.2% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.5% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.375% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Alondes Williams opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Alondes Williams is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Umoja Gibson 6-1 168 Guard

Umoja Gibson sports a 8.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Umoja Gibson attempted 0.636% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.286% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Umoja Gibson shot 0.25% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Umoja Gibson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Umoja Gibson opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

The Xavier Roster

The Players to Watch for Xavier

Nate Johnson 6-3 180 Guard

Nate Johnson sports a 17.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Nate Johnson attempted 0.617% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Nate Johnson shot 0.517% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.389% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Nate Johnson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Paul Scruggs 6-4 196 Guard

Paul Scruggs has a 23.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Paul Scruggs this season has 0.403% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.2% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Paul Scruggs shot 0.649% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Paul Scruggs is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Paul Scruggs has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Zach Freemantle 6-9 225 Forward

Zach Freemantle has a 23.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Zach Freemantle this season has 0.247% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Zach Freemantle shot 0.368% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Zach Freemantle shot 0.655% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jason Carter 6-8 227 Forward

Jason Carter sports a 18.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jason Carter attempted 0.333% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.231% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.538% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Dwon Odom 6-1 180 Guard

Dwon Odom has a 13.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Dwon Odom attempted 0.105% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.471% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Dwon Odom is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Dwon Odom is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Oklahoma vs. Xavier Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Oklahoma 78 Xavier 71

Spread Pick: Oklahoma +1.5 -110 BetOnline
Total Pick: Over 146 -110 BetOnline