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Baylor vs. Oklahoma prediction, odds, spread: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 4 best bets from top model

The top-ranked Baylor Bears will look to continue to dominate at home when they face the Oklahoma Sooners in a Big 12 battle on Tuesday night. The Bears (13-0, 1-0), who have won a school-record 21 consecutive home games, are 33-1 at home over the last two-plus seasons. Baylor’s 29-4 record in the Big 12 over that same span is the best of any Power-5 team. The Sooners (11-2, 1-0) are off to a fast start under first-year coach Porter Moser. He is just the second coach in school history to achieve an 11-2 or better start at Oklahoma. The other was Kelvin Sampson, who was also 11-2 in 1994.

Tipoff from the Ferrell Center is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Bears are 12-point favorites in the latest Oklahoma vs. Baylor odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 139.5. Before making any Baylor vs. Oklahoma picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Oklahoma vs. Baylor and locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Baylor vs. Oklahoma:

  • Baylor vs. Oklahoma spread: Baylor -12
  • Baylor vs. Oklahoma over-under: 139.5 points 
  • Baylor vs. Oklahoma money line: Baylor -700, Oklahoma +475
  • OKLA: The Sooners are 19-7-1 against the spread in their last 27 road games following three or more consecutive home games 
  • BAY: The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .600 

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Why Baylor can cover 

The Bears’ 41-2 record over the last two seasons is the nation’s best, and Baylor’s 67-6 record over the last three seasons is second-best nationally, trailing only Gonzaga (73-5). Freshman guard Kendall Brown has reached double-figure scoring in 11 games this season, including a 19-point performance against Central Arkansas on Nov. 17. He also has one double-double, scoring 13 points and dishing out 10 assists against Nicholls on Nov. 15. For the season, Brown averages 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Fourth-year junior guard Adam Flagler is averaging 10.7 points, 3.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He has scored in double figures in 22 of the 40 games he’s played at Baylor, including nine games with 15 or more points. The Bears are 22-0 when Flagler scores in double figures and are 5-0 when he leads the team in scoring. 

Why Oklahoma can cover

The Sooners could again be without senior forward Tanner Groves, who averages 14.3 points, six rebounds and two assists per game. He missed the conference opener due to COVID-19 protocols and had not yet been cleared to play as of Monday. With the absence of Groves, senior guard Elijah Harkless stepped up his game, scoring 21 points against Kansas State on New Year’s Day. He is averaging 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. 

Senior guard Umoja Gibson has also been a force, averaging 12.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He has reached double-figure scoring in 11 games, including each of the last four. On Saturday against Kansas State, he scored a season-high 19 points, while grabbing three rebounds and dishing out two assists. Oklahoma is second in the Big 12 in 3-pointers made (110) and attempts (304). Gibson is a big reason for that as he is first in the league in 3-point attempts (93) and 3-pointers made (36).

How to make Oklahoma vs. Baylor picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 147 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s Baylor vs. Oklahoma picks at SportsLine. 

So who wins Oklahoma vs. Baylor? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Oklahoma vs. Baylor spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up nearly $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last five years, and find out.

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