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Sooners Faring Well Against Baylor

After starting the season strong, the Oklahoma Sooners are just trying to straighten themselves out ahead of March Madness. Oklahoma could have a chance to get the ball rolling in the right direction when they face Baylor, a team they have historically fared well against, Tuesday. The Sooners have won 23 of the past 30 games between these two teams, while also proving to be profitable for bettors with a 7-2 ATS record in the past nine games against the Bears.  

Shark Bites
  • Baylor is 3-1 SU and ATS in their past four games within the Big 12.
  • Oklahoma is 6-2 SU in their past eight games coming off a loss as a favorite.
  • Baylor is 1-6 ATS in their past seven games following a win.

Oklahoma has lived by the long ball and now it appears they may be dying by it. The Sooners, who still hold the best three-point shooting percentage in the country, has hit just 33.3 percent of their shots from beyond the arc in their past five games (2-3 SU). The Sooners two victories in their past five games are more attributed to the defensive end as West Virginia and Oklahoma State were held to 62 and 49 points respectively.

If Baylor wants to add to Oklahoma’s fall from grace, they will need to tighten up their perimeter defense. The Bears, who have allowed opponents to shoot a Big 12-high 40.9 percent from beyond the arc, allowed the Sooners to torch them for 16 trays when these teams last met. With Rico Gathers struggling with illness as of late, sophomore Jonathan Motley has stepped up as Baylor’s first look down low. Motley has averaged 20.3 points while shooting 61.5 percent in the past four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Oklahoma Sooners as -7.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma Sooners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma Sooners bring a 22-6 record (12-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-8 Bears, who are 9-13-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Oklahoma go 13-13 so far and the Baylor Bears go 15-8.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oklahoma Sooners rated this week at No. 43 and the Baylor Bears sitting at No. 73.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Baylor Bears rank No. 79 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.66 per game. That compares with Oklahoma’s No. 31 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma is college basketball's No. 3-ranked team at 10.57 per game, while the Baylor Bears rate No. 199 with 6.17 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 22 points from Johnathan Motley as Baylor ran past TCU 86-71 on Saturday at TCU Recreation Center.

The Sooners got a huge 33-point effort from Buddy Hield but still lost 76-63 against Texas on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Baylor is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Baylor is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Baylor is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 7 games
  • Oklahoma is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor home to West Virginia, Saturday, March 5th
Oklahoma at TCU, Saturday, March 5th

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