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Baylor vs Missouri: Big 12 Pick

The Missouri Tigers look to win the Big 12 in their final season in the conference and they won't have to go through Kansas to do it.

Baylor is the foe on Saturday in Big 12 odds action as two Top 12 programs do battle. Mizzou leaves for the SEC after this season and can still earn a No. 1 Madness seed with a Big 12 title.

Baylor is favored by 3 at Bovada with the total settling in around 149.

The Tigers bring a 29-4 record (18-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 27-6 Bears, who are 12-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Missouri go 18-9-1 so far and the Bears go 14-12.

View Baylor vs Missouri Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri is rated No. 145 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Baylor is at No. 10. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-82 win for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 80 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.4 per game. That compares with Missouri’s No. 277 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Missouri is college basketball's No. 26-ranked team at 8.2 per game, while the Bears rate No. 105 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 168-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.

Baylor was an 81-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bears got 18 points from Perry Jones III as Baylor ran past Kansas 81-72 on Friday at Sprint Center.

Missouri was an 81-67 winner in its last match at home against Texas. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed an 81-67 win over the Longhorns on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Kim English at Sprint Center.

 

 

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