Oklahoma visits Baylor on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET in a nationally televised showdown. The Bears are favored by 3.5 points, up one point from the opening line. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 155, down two points from the open.
In this huge Big 12 basketball showdown that features two teams looking for a much-needed conference victory, you need to see what SportsLine analyst Josh Nagel has to say.
Nagel is a Nevada-based expert with almost two decades of experience in the handicapping industry. He has won multiple handicapping contests and specializes in picking college sports.
He has developed a knack for Baylor basketball, as evidenced by his blistering 7-1 run picking for or against the Bears. Anybody following his picks is way, way up right now.
Now, he has analyzed this Big 12 showdown from every possible angle and locked in his pick. We can tell you Nagel is leaning toward the total going under, but what about the spread? He has a strong pick locked in that you can only get over at SportsLine.
Nagel has taken into account Baylor’s strong recent performances. The Bears have won five of their past seven games, including victories over both Texas Tech and Kansas.
They’ve done it thanks to a stingy defense. The Bears are holding opposing teams to just 69.4 points this season.
However, Baylor’s defense will be tested against Oklahoma’s explosive offense. The Sooners boast the second-ranked scoring offense in the nation with an average of 87 points. Trae Young, Oklahoma’s highly touted freshman, heads into Tuesday’s contest averaging 28.3 points and 9.1 assists.
But just because Young and the Sooners come into this matchup with one of the nation’s most explosive offenses doesn’t mean that they’ll be able to stay within the spread Tuesday night.
Oklahoma is just 1-8 against the spread in its past nine games, while Baylor is 5-2 against the spread in its past seven games at home.
Nagel knows there’s a huge x-factor that ultimately determines which side of the Oklahoma-Baylor spread prevails. You can see it over at SportsLine.
So what side do you need to be all over in Oklahoma vs. Baylor? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of Oklahoma-Baylor you should back, and which x-factor determines the outcome, all from a Nevada-based handicapper who is on a blistering 7-1 run on picks involving the Bears.