Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners - 1/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Ferrell Center)

BAY -11.0 . Total 135.5

TV: ESPN

The Oklahoma Sooners are on the road for a matchup with the 2nd ranked Baylor Bears.  The Sooners are (12-5), coming off a 83-63 win over TCU.  The Bears are (15-1), after upending Oklahoma State, 75-68.

In the Sooners win over the TCU, Oklahoma was guided on offense by Brady Manek.  Manek converted on 10 of 15 attempts from the floor, hitting 4 foul shots, totaling 31 points and 9 rebounds.  The Sooners shot 54% from the floor and 46% from 3-point range. The Sooners held TCU to 38% from the floor and 22% from deep.  The Sooners saw their largest lead grow to 24 points.  

In the Bears win over Oklahoma State, Baylor was led throughout the game by Jared Butler.  Butler recorded 19 points and 6 assists.  The Bears shot 43% from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  Baylor trailed 36-27 at the half and saw their largest deficit at 12 points.  The Bears were able to force 15 turnovers, which helped Baylor get back in the game.  The Bears out scored Oklahoma State from the charity stripe, 19 to 12.

Recent Betting Trends:

Sooners are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games.

Sooners are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Baylor.

The under is 4-1 in Sooners last 5 games.

Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.

Bears are 8-0 SU in their last 8 home games.

The under is 4-1 in Bears last 5 games.

The Sooners have lost 2 of their last 3 games, while Baylor has their last 10 games.  Baylor has won 6 of the last 10 matchups in this series.  The Bears have a stout defense, allowing less than 59 per game, that ranks 6th in the country.  In a season where their has been a lot of inconsistency among the top 5 in the rankings, Baylor has been 1 of few that have stayed consistent.  Therefore, I'll side with Baylor to stay perfect at home.  Final score prediction, Baylor will win and cover, 74-61.  

  

Chris’s Pick BAYLOR BEARS -11.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.