Is Oklahoma a good bet off a loss?
After falling to Iowa State Monday night, No. 1 Oklahoma will take on No. 13 Baylor at 12:00PM ET today on ESPN. Are the Sooners a good bet coming off a loss?
Following its 109-106 loss to Kansas earlier this month, Oklahoma beat Kansas State 86-76 in its following game but did not cover as a 13-point home favorite.Since the Sooners have only lost two times this season, that doesn't give us a big enough sample size of how they fare off losses.
But what about under head coach Lon Kruger, who took over at Oklahoma in 2011? Since the start of the '11-12 college basketball season, the Sooners are 24-20 against the spread when coming off a loss. In those 44 games, they won by an average score of just 4.4 points.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Oklahoma is a 2-point road favorite versus the Baylor today at Noon. The Sooners are 12-3-2 against the spread in their last 17 road games versus the Bears and 23-9-2 ATS in their last 34 meetings overall against Baylor.