Betting on today's Hawks and Sooners game? Catch the action at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK, as the Sooners hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 145 points, with the Sooners being the favored team playing at home against the Hawks.


The Pick: Monmouth Hawks +22

This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center at 3:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Sooners.
  • Even though we have Oklahoma winning straight-up, we like Monmouth at +22.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Hawks Have a Shot at a Win at Norman?

Monmouth comes into today's game against Oklahoma with a 7-5 overall record. In road games, the Hawks are 1-4, but they have a 6-1 record at home. As of today, Monmouth has an ATS record of 8-3-1. In their last ten games this season, Monmouth has been solid against the spread at 4-1.

Monmouth's games have, on average, featured 146.4 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-5-1. Their average over/under line is currently 144.5 points so far. The Hawks' last five games have culminated with an average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In their previous game, the Hawks' offense finished with 77 points, which is right in line with their current average of 72.7 points per contest. Xander Rice is leading the team in scoring at 19.3 points per contest. Jack Collins has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.6 going into the game.

Monmouth's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Monmouth's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.3% this season.

Will the Sooners Defense Show Up at Home?

Oklahoma is set to take the court for the 13th time this season, and their overall record is currently 11-1. So far this season, Oklahoma has played one game on the road and have a 1-0 record, while at home they are 10-1. As of now, Oklahoma has a winning record against the spread at 8-4. In their previous five games, they have gone 3-2 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Oklahoma has an over/under record of 7-5-0, with their games averaging 147.2 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Sooners' over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 145 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Oklahoma's offense scored 88 points against Central Arkansas. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.7%, and they went 16/22 from the free-throw line. Javian McCollum was the leading scorer for the Sooners, putting up 23 points. In addition, Otega Oweh contributed 16 points.

This season, the Oklahoma defense has been impressive, holding the 32nd position in the country while permitting an average of 63.8 points per contest. In today's game vs. Monmouth, the Oklahoma defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Oklahoma made 16 free-throws vs. the Sooners.