NCAA Men's Basketball: Analysis, Spreads and Predictions

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IMarch 9, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Jimmy Butler #33 of the Marquette Golden Eagles shoots a free throw against the Providence Friars during the first round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma (13-17, 5-11 Big 12) vs Baylor (18-12, 7-9 Big 12)

After losing eight consecutive games, Oklahoma picked up a three-point victory against Oklahoma State.

The Sooners hold a 12-7 home record and are 1-1 against Baylor this college basketball betting season.

Baylor has played fairly well as of late, defeating No. 17 Texas A&M, while losing to No. 8 Texas by just six points.

The Bears win against Oklahoma came at home by a score of 74-61.

SBG Spread: Oklahoma is +7

Prediction: Baylor should be able to grab their final win of the season against Oklahoma today by more than seven points. Choose them with the spread.


Marquette (19-13, 9-9 Big East) vs West Virginia (20-10, 11-7 Big East)

Marquette has a few impressive wins on the season, beating ranked teams Connecticut and Syracuse.

They rank 23rd in field goal percentage (47.3 percent) and are led by Jimmy Butler and Darius Johnson-Odom, who are both averaging just over 16 PPG on the season.

West Virginia is on a three game winning streak, with wins against Rutgers, Connecticut and Louisville.

The Mountaineers fell short to Marquette earlier during the season and will get an opportunity to defeat them tonight.

Spread: Marquette is +2

Sportsbook Prediction: West Virginia has a 15-4 record at home and have a sure fire advantage in beating Marquette tonight.


Texas Tech (13-18, 5-11 Big 12) vs Missouri (22-9, 8-8 Big 12)

Texas Tech went 0-7 against top 25 teams this sports betting season and hold a lousy 5-11 record in conference play.

The Red Raiders have won just 2 of their last 9 games played and will look to end their season with a win against Missouri tonight.

Missouri is coming off of a disappointing four-point loss against No. 2 ranked Kansas. 

The Tigers have now lost three consecutive games and will have a chance to finish off the season on a good note against Texas Tech.

Spread: Texas Tech is +10.5

Prediction: Missouri should have no problem beating the Red Raiders by more than 10.5 points.