Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears Betting Preview

NCAA Basketball Previews

The Big 12 Conference is one of the best in the country this season, and two of the best teams in the league will square off on Wednesday night. The Baylor Bears will host the Oklahoma Sooners in what could be a high-scoring affair.

Oklahoma comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2, and they are 2-1 so far in Big 12 Conference action. The Sooners pulled off an upset over West Virginia in their previous game.

Baylor is a perfect 9-0 so far this season, and they have also won their first two games in league action. The Bears are a Final Four contender, and this is one of the deepest teams in the country.

The Baylor Bears are 12-point favorites at home over Oklahoma in this matchup. 

Sooners Want to Score

The Oklahoma Sooners want to play fast, and they want to take control of this game on the offensive end of the floor. Oklahoma is scoring more than 81 points per game, and they will live and die by the three-point shot.

Guard Austin Reaves has been the best player for the Sooners this season, leading the team with 15.5 points, five rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Brady Manek is shooting over 41% from the three-point line, and he will be a huge key in this one.

The Sooners are allowing nearly 71 points per game, and this will be a tough test for them on the defensive end of the floor. Oklahoma will have to get stops to keep this one close. 

Baylor Can Defend

The Baylor Bears are one of the best defensive teams in the country, and they have already shut down some great offensive teams this season. Baylor allows just 62 points per game, and their margin of victory is nearly 30 points per game.

Some teams like to slow things down to play great defense, but that isn’t the case with Baylor. The Bears will look to run with the Oklahoma Sooners, and they will let their depth, especially at the guard position, take control of this game.

Jared Butler leads the team with 16 points per game, but there are four players scoring double-figures. Baylor is making nearly 44% of their shots from deep, and they are nearly impossible to beat when shooting it well. 

Sooners Keep it Close

The Baylor Bears are easily the best team in the Big 12 Conference this season, and they are one of the best teams in the country. That doesn’t mean that life in league play will be easy for Baylor as they will receive everyone’s best shot.

Oklahoma can shoot the ball, and that three-point shooting will keep this game close. The Baylor Bears will eventually find a way to take control of this game, but it won’t be an easy win.

Look for the Sooners to cover the spread, but it will be the Baylor Bears that pick up the win at home.

Take the 12 points and bet on the Oklahoma Sooners in this Big 12 showdown against the Baylor Bears.



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