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Baylor Bears Favored to Win Home Game Against Oklahoma Sooners in Battle of Ranked Teams

In this content, two ranked basketball teams are preparing to face off in the Lone Star State. The Oklahoma Sooners are coming off a narrow home win against Oklahoma State, although they did not cover the spread in their previous game. The Baylor Bears, on the other hand, suffered a close road loss against #4 Kansas, but they managed to cover the spread as underdogs. Looking at their historical matchups, the Sooners have a significant advantage, winning 44 out of 67 games, but the Bears have been dominant in recent years, winning 10 of the last 11 meetings. Currently, Baylor is favored to win with a spread of -6.5, and there have been no fluctuations in the betting line so far.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Sooners +240 | Bears -294
  • Spread: Sooners +6.5 (-110) | Bears -6.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 143 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Baylor will win straight-up is 75%.

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Oklahoma Sooners

The Oklahoma Sooners won their second consecutive game and their third in their last four games with a home victory over Oklahoma State. With the win, the Sooners improved to 18-6 overall and have a 6-5 record in conference play, placing them sixth in the Big 12. In the game against Oklahoma State, the Sooners led by as many as seven points in the first half and headed into halftime with a five-point lead. They trailed by four points with 5:42 remaining but went on a 9-0 run to take control of the game with a 61-56 lead. Despite Oklahoma State's comeback attempt in the final minute, the Sooners held on for the win. Offensively, the Sooners have been performing well this season, averaging 77.3 points per game, ranking 91st in scoring offense. They also grab an average of 36.9 rebounds and distribute 14 assists per game. On the defensive end, they allow an average of 66.1 points per game, placing them 40th in scoring defense. Key contributors for the Sooners include Otega Oweh, Javian McCollum, John Hugley IV, Jalon Moore, La'Tre Darthard, Milos Uzan, Rivaldo Soares, Kaden Cooper, and Luke Norweather. The team as a whole shoots 47.3% from the field and 34.4% from beyond the arc. They have also been solid at the free throw line, converting 74.1% of their attempts. Online sportsbook promotions can be beneficial for maximizing the value of wagers.

In terms of power rankings, Oklahoma is ranked 83rd in offense, scoring an average of 77.78 points per game. Defensively, they are ranked 44th, allowing an average of 66.26 points per game. The team has a season record of 18-6 and a 13-11 record against the spread. Offensively, the Sooners have a field goal percentage of 47.39% and a free throw percentage of 74.69%. They make an average of 34.14% of their three-pointers. Rebounding wise, they average 37.00 rebounds per game. In terms of assists and turnovers, they average 13.96 offensive assists and 12.48 turnovers per game. On the defensive end, opponents shoot

Baylor Bears Analysis

Baylor put up a strong fight but ultimately fell short against #4 Kansas in their previous game. The team's overall record is now 17-6, with a 6-4 mark in conference play. Baylor struggled early in the game, trailing 16-4 within the first seven minutes. Although they managed to narrow the gap, they were not able to take the lead. In terms of stats, Baylor shot 41.3% from the field and had a significant advantage in rebounds. Despite the loss, Yves Missi stood out with 21 points and eight rebounds.

In terms of national rankings, Baylor is currently ranked 20th in scoring offense with an average of 82.7 points per game. They are also 166th in rebounding, pulling down 36 boards per contest, and 53rd in assists with 15.6 per game. Defensively, they rank 145th in scoring defense, allowing 70.6 points per game. Ja'Kobe Walter leads Baylor in scoring with an average of 14.3 points per game, while RayJ Dennis, Langston Love, and Yves Missi are also key contributors.

Baylor has been efficient in shooting, hitting 48.9% of their attempts from the field and 39.8% from beyond the arc. They excel at the free throw line, converting 72.6% of their chances. Overall, the team has a power ranking of 123 and ranks 18th in offense and 149th in defense. Their record stands at 17-6, with a 14-8-1 record against the spread. In their last three matchups against Baylor, Oklahoma has gone 2-1, with a 1-1-1 record against the spread.

Baylor's Offensive Excellence and Home Advantage Makes Them the Favored Team Against Oklahoma

Both teams display strong offensive capabilities, with Baylor holding a slight advantage in this aspect. On the defensive front, Oklahoma possesses a superior presence. Consequently, the outcome of this competition may hinge on unforeseeable factors. Despite this, it is worth noting that Baylor boasts exceptional perimeter shooting skills and possesses a wealth of offensive weapons. Given these strengths, they are likely to exploit the relative scarcity of reliable scoring options beyond McCollum, Oweh, and Moore on the Oklahoma team. Furthermore, Baylor has enjoyed notable success at home this season, with an impressive 12-1 record, their sole loss resulting from a closely contested triple-overtime match against TCU. Conversely, Oklahoma has struggled on the road, achieving only a 2-3 record. It is widely recognized that securing road victories in the highly competitive Big 12 conference proves challenging. Therefore, it is recommended to favor Baylor in this particular home game.

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