[7:03 PM] #12 Oklahoma @ #17 Kentucky

Who will WIN this matchup?

#12 Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)

@ #17 Kentucky Wildcats (5-1)


No. 12 Oklahoma is off to its best start since winning seven straight games to open the 2010-11 season. Thursday’s game marks OU’s fourth straight matchup against a 2016 NCAA Tournament participant as the Sooners visit No. 17/20 Kentucky. A win would snap a three-game losing streak against SEC opponents and mark the first road win versus a ranked non-conference for for OU since the 2006-07 season (defeated No. 22 Michigan State, 66-55, in East Lansing on Dec 16, 2006).

• Kentucky has won 61 consecutive regular-season non-conference games in Memorial Coliseum,
dating back to Dec. 19, 2008 vs. Alabama A&M

Kentucky is averaging 77.8 points per game this season, scoring 80 or more points three times.
The Wildcats are hitting at a .465 clip from the field, including a .337 mark from 3. Kentucky is out-rebounding opponents by 7.2 rebounds per game and have 23 fewer turnovers this season than its opponents. The Wildcats are averaging 14.8 assists per game this season.

Through its first five games, OU’s opponents are averaging 56.4 points per game, a .334 shooting percentage, a .275 clip from 3-point range and a .583 mark from the free throw line. In Division I, OU is 29th in field goal percentage defense and 46th in scoring defense


StreakSmarts Pick: #17 Kentucky Wildcats

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick