Baylor vs. Oklahoma - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (12-6) at Baylor Bears (14-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears play Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.
The Oklahoma Sooners have split their last six games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 73.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 62.6 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. TaShawn Thomas is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 73 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last eight games. OU is 2-3 SU on the road.
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The Baylor Bears have split their last six games and look for their third Big 12 win. On the season, Baylor is averaging 69.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 57.8 points on 39 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 12.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kenny Chery is averaging 11.2 points and four assists. Rico Gathers is grabbing 12.2 rebounds and Royce O'Neale is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Baylor Bears are a defensive team that’s allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of their last five games. Offensively, Baylor is shooting 66 percent from the line and 36 percent from downtown. Baylor is 10-1 SU on its home court.
The Sooners are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big 12. The Bears are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sooners are 12-2-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Baylor and 23-8-2 ATS in the last 33 meetings overall.
Oklahoma is sure to struggle against that Baylor zone. When you add in the home crowd, and you have to take the Bears in this spot.