The 9th-ranked Baylor Bears have played high-value college basketball for almost two months in the BIG-12. Today, the Bears will host Oklahoma with pride at stake, but not much more tangible reward or consequence for winning or losing.
The two faced-off on Dec 31st and the Bears won by a 76-50 score. This time around, the college basketball betting spread favors Baylor by 12-points. Tip-off is this Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN 2 from the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Oklahoma Sooners Vs Baylor Bears Spread & ATS Pick
What: Oklahoma Sooners (9-17) at No. 9 Baylor Bears (22-5)
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Waco, Texas
Stadium: Ferrell Center
Spread: Baylor -12
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma vs Baylor
Why Bet The Oklahoma Sooners To Beat The Bears
The Oklahoma Sooners are 9-17 SU and 11-13-1-1 ATS this season after losing their 8th game in their last nine outings. They average 74.2 points per game (163rd) and give up 75.6 points per game (255th).
The Sooners average 42.8% from the field (258th) and 35.7% from three-point land (152nd). They are coming off a 96-92 loss to Oklahoma State despite sophomore guard Rashard Odomes (10.6 PPG & 4.2 RPG) pouring in 29 points and adding ten rebounds.
"They finished plays the last couple minutes where we didn’t," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "We’ve got to do a little better job to finish things out. Evans had a terrific stretch late, and we couldn’t get a handle on him."
Oklahoma averages 38.0 rebounds per game (69th), 11.1 assists (Tied-319th) and 7.04 steals per game. They have a -1.43 point differential this season. Freshman forward Kristian Doolittle leads the team with 6.4 rebounds per game and senior guard Jordan Woodard is tops with 1.9 steals per game.
Why Bet The Baylor Bears To Beat The Sooners
The Baylor Bears are 22-5 SU and 13-12 ATS this season after losing a close one 67-65 to Kansas on the weekend. They average 73.6 points per game (179th) and allow 62.4 points per game (13th).
The Bears shoot 47.6% from the field (42nd) and 35.9% from three-point land (144th). Junior forward Johnathan Motley (16.7 PPG & 9.5 RPG) led the team with 19 points after shooting 8-21 from the floor against the Jayhawks. Junior guard Manu Lecomte (12.9 PPG & 4.0 APG) added 16 points.
“We all want a conference championship, but I think everybody on our team definitely would rather have an NCAA Final Four or championship more,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said after the loss. “So that’s what we’ve got to gear for and get ready for and look forward to that opportunity.”
Baylor averages 37.6 rebounds (87th), 16.0 assists (47th) and 5.35 steals per game. They have a +11.22 point differential. Motley leads the Bears with 9.5 rebounds per game and senior guard Ishmail Wainright is tops with 1.9 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Bears are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Sooners are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games.
- Sooners are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Oklahoma Sooners Vs Baylor Bears ATS Pick
Baylor can build its case for a No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament in the remaining weeks of the regular season. But the Bears need to bounce back from losses to Texas Tech and Kansas last week.
Baylor to cover.