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Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma Sooners Betting Matchup Report

Oklahoma SoonersBaylor Bears
13-4January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Ferrell Center13-3

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Sooners of Oklahoma hit the hard court against the Bears of Baylor.

The Bears sit at 13-3 (4-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sooners are currently 13-4 (8-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Baylor is 6-4 OU, and Oklahoma is 10-4 OU.

View Oklahoma Sooners vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Baylor sat as -6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 42 and the Sooners at No. 39 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Oklahoma was a 72-66 loser on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Oklahoma got 21 points and 14 rebounds from Ryan Spangler in a losing cause in their 72-66 loss to Kansas State on Tuesday.

Baylor was an 82-72 loser in its last match on the road against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Kenny Chery scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 82-72 to Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baylor's No. 41-ranked scoring average of 78.56 PPG, against a Sooners defense rated No. 246 and allowing 78.82 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 48.54% to date this season, more than the Sooners shooters have managed so far (45.45% per game).

A few Sooners at Bears trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Oklahoma is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Baylor
Baylor is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baylor is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma
Baylor is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oklahoma

Next up:
Oklahoma home to TCU, Wednesday, January 22nd
Baylor at Kansas, Monday, January 20th