College Basketball Betting On ESPN2: (1) Baylor Bears at Oklahoma Sooners

Baylor at Oklahoma

Time: 8 PM CST (ESPN2)

Spread: BAY -4.5

Total: 134.5

Odds c/o 5dimes

The No. 1 ranked Baylor Bears are 23-1 and in first place in the Pac-12. Baylor has won 22 straight games since beginning its season 1-1. The Bears are 4.5-point favorites at Oklahoma, with the betting total set at 134.5 points according to college basketball oddsmakers at 5dimes. The game will air at 8 PM (CST) on ESPN2.


Baylor has been hot all season and looks to be a no-brainer as a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament as of right now, as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team and only having one loss on the season, a 64-67 head-scratcher to Washington in the second game of the season. Since then, Baylor has been unbeatable. The Bears average 71.5 points per game, but it holds opponents to a mere 58.4, which ranks No. 5 in the NCAA. Baylor sports a +13.1 points differential this season.

The Bears are led by Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell. Butler leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game while shooting 42.2 percent from the floor and 38 percent from three. Teague averages 14.4 points, five rebounds, and two assists while shooting 35.7 percent from three. Mitchell rounds out the double-figure scorers at 10 per game with 3.6 assists and 32.5 percent triple shooting.

Freddie Gillespie leads the team in rebounding at 8.8 boards per game and he also blocks 2.2 shots per game as the defensive anchor of Baylor’s staunch defense.

ATS Trends

Bears are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.

Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.

Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.

Bears are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Bears are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.

Bears are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Bears are 21-8-2 ATS in their last 31 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Bears are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite.

Bears are 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Bears are 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 road games.


Oklahoma is 16-9 and in fourth place in the Big-12. It is scoring 71.6 points per game but allowing 68.0, giving it a +3.6 point differential on the season. The Sooners average just 12.2 assists per game this year despite having a decent offense. Brady Manek leads the team in scoring at 15.6 points per game, while adding 6.3 rebounds, one assist and 1.7 blocks/steals per game.

Kristian Doolittle has fared well with 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game to his credit. Austin Reaves is the other double-figure scorer at 14.1 per game and he averages five rebounds and just under three assists per game, as well. Oklahoma shoots 42.4 percent from the field as a team and 33 percent from three-point range. The team has come up with 154 steals and 95 blocked shots, with Kur Kuath and Manek accounting for 63 of those blocks.

ATS Trends

Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Sooners are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games.

Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Sooners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.

Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Sooners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
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