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Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma Sooners Preview

Oklahoma SoonersBaylor Bears
Jan 30, 7:00 PM | Ferrell Center

Oklahoma Sooners vs Baylor Bears Odds


The Baylor Bears will be trying to slam the Oklahoma Sooners on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Ferrell Center in college betting action.

The Bears currently sports a 14-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7 ATS. The Sooners are 13-5 and 9-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 6-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sooners have gone 6-5-1 against the number.

View Oklahoma vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bears installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Sooners, who rate No. 34 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-73 victory for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (76.3 points per game) against a Sooners defense that sits as the No. 95 at 62.6 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 46.2% from the field, more than the Sooners have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Defensively, Oklahoma features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.

Oklahoma was a 67-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Amath M'Baye scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Sooners to a win (they lost 67-54 to Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday).

In their last action, Baylor was an 82-56 winner on the road against TCU. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Baylor cruised to victory on Saturday, running TCU out of the gym and running up an 82-56 score at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas State are 5-5
After playing Kansas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa State are 5-5
After playing TCU are 2-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Sooners at Bears trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Oklahoma is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baylor is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Baylor is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Baylor's last 16 games when playing Oklahoma

Next up:
Oklahoma home to Kansas State, Saturday, February 2
Baylor at Iowa State, Saturday, February 2