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Baylor vs Missouri in Top 5 Clash

Two of the top five teams in the nation clash Saturday when the No. 5 ranked Missouri Tigers face the Baylor Bears at Ferrell Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Baylor looks to rebound in a Big 12 clash while coming off their first loss of the season. Bettors are favoring Baylor as 4.5-point home chalk in this one while roughly two thirds of bettors were playing OVER the total of 149.5.

The Bears currently sports a 17-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-4-1 ATS. The Tigers are 17-1 and 9-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 7-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 7-5-1 against the number.

View Missouri vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bears were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total was settled at 149.5 with the best OVER number available at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 3 and the Tigers at No. 66 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 92-87 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Baylor’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Baylor is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Missouri rates No. 37 at 8.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri owns the country's No. 191-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 61 in scoring at home.

Missouri was a 70-51 winner in its last match at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 70-51 win over the Aggies on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Michael Dixon at Mizzou Arena.

Baylor lost its last outing, a 92-74 result against Kansas on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. Baylor suffered a 92-74 loss against Kansas on Monday, getting 18 points from Perry Jones III in a losing effort at Allen Fieldhouse.

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma State are 8-2
After playing Texas A&M are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma are 6-4
After playing Kansas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

 

A few Tigers at Bears trends to consider:
Missouri is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Missouri is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Missouri is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Missouri is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baylor is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games when playing Missouri

Next up:
Missouri at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, January 25
Baylor at Oklahoma, Tuesday, January 24

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