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Oklahoma Sooners vs Baylor Bears Odds
The Baylor Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Oklahoma Sooners Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Big 12 Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Sprint Center.
The Bears are 18-12 so far on the season, and 7-15 ATS vs. the number. The Sooners, meanwhile, are 13-17 and 10-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Baylor go 8-14 and the Sooners go 9-14 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back visiting Oklahoma before tip-off in this one will find them as 7.5-point underdogs.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Sooners odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baylor is rated No. 78 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oklahoma is at No. 305. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-64 win for the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 150 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Sooners defense that sits as the No. 201 at 68.6 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 46.7% from the field, more than the Sooners have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, Oklahoma features the nation's No. 289-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.
Oklahoma was a 64-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites. The Sooners got 22 points from Cade Davis as Oklahoma ran past Oklahoma State 64-61 on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.
Baylor was a 60-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Baylor got 22 points from LaceDarius Dunn but lost anyway, 60-54, to Texas on Saturday at Ferrell Center.
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Sooners at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Baylor's last 13 games when playing Oklahoma
Baylor is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Oklahoma
Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games