Baylor vs. Oklahoma - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (15-2) at Baylor Bears (15-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears meet Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.
The Oklahoma Sooners have lost back-to-back games just twice since last season. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 85.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 26.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while Jordan Woodard is averaging 14.6 points and 3.8 assists. Isaiah Cousins is dishing 4.4 assists and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are shooting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sooners are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma Sooners have split their last 12 road games.
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The Baylor Bears hope to build on their five-game winning streak. The Baylor Bears are averaging 80.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 15 points and 2.9 assists while Rico Gathers is averaging 12.8 points and 10.7 rebounds. Al Freeman is dishing 1.8 assists and Johnathan Motley is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have won 15 straight home games.
The Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sooners are 12-3-2 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Baylor and 23-9-2 ATS in the last 34 meetings overall.
Baylor doesn't have the offensive production to hang with Oklahoma in this contest. While the Bears are great defensively, they do dare teams to shoot the long ball. That's a formula for failure against the Sooners.