Oklahoma Sooners vs. Baylor Bears Big 12 Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/13/14
Baylor Bears (22-10) at Oklahoma Sooners (23-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -2 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, ESPN Full Court
The Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears face off on Thursday as the Big 12 Tournament continues in Kansas City.
The Oklahoma Sooners closed out their season winning five of their last six games including their last three. The Sooners are 12-6 in the Big 12, 9-5 in games played away from home, and they are ranked 17th in the nation. Buddy Hield leads the Sooners averaging 16.8 points per game. Cameron Clark is averaging 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, Isaiah Cousins is averaging 11 points, and Jordan Woodard is averaging 10.3 points. Oklahoma is averaging 82.5 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Oklahoma earned a bye in the first round of this tournament.
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The Baylor Bears have won eight of their last nine games including a win over TCU on Wednesday to advance in the Big 12 Tournament. Baylor is 10-9 in Big 12 games and 4-1 in neutral site games this season. Cory Jefferson leads the Bears averaging 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Kenny Cherry is averaging 11.5 points and 5.0 assists, Isaiah Austin is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Brady Heslip is averaging 11.3 points. Baylor is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Baylor lost the last meeting of these two by 16 points on February 8th.
Oklahoma is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Baylor is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games, 4-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. Baylor is 6-19-1 against the spread in the last 26 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 148.5 and I like the over in this one. My much stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will put that one in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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