NCAA hoops odds preview - Baylor vs. Oklahoma
Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
Lloyd Noble Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Oklahoma Sooners and the visiting Baylor Bears in college hoops action on Saturday.
Oklahoma battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 16-10 mark (10-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-6-1 for the Sooners and 11-9 for the Bears.
The Sooners were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sooners at No. 30 and the Bears at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-73 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 28 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.5 per game. That compares with Oklahoma’s No. 66 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma is college basketball's No. 305-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Bears rate No. 85 with 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Baylor was an 87-82 loser at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Pierre Jackson was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 4 rebounds but Iowa State still won, 87-82, over Baylor on Wednesday at Ferrell Center.
Oklahoma won its last outing, an 86-71 result against Texas Tech on February 20. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Sooners grabbed an 86-71 win over the Red Raiders on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Steven Pledger at United Spirit Arena.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing West Virginia are 2-0
After playing Iowa State are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas Tech are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Bears at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Baylor's last 14 games on the road
Baylor is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Baylor is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
Oklahoma is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Baylor
Oklahoma is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oklahoma is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Baylor
Baylor at West Virginia, Wednesday, February 27
Oklahoma at Texas, Wednesday, February 27