5* Big 12 Game of the Month
Missouri vs. Oklahoma,
02/06/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 71 - 68
Point Spread: +5/-110 Oklahoma
5* Big 12 Game of the Month on Oklahoma +5
Motivated by back-to-back defeats and an embarrassing 38-point loss at Missouri on Jan. 3, expect Oklahoma to leave it all on the floor tonight.
This is a difficult spot for Mizzou, which is coming off an emotional victory over Kansas and has a big showdown with Baylor up next. As you might recall, the Tigers came out flat and lost by 7 points at Oklahoma State following a 1-point win over Baylor last month. I expect a similar letdown here following such a big win over the Jayhawks.
Mizzou has won 2 of its last 3 on the road but both of those wins came by a single point. It's typically been tough sledding on the road in terms of the point spread for the Tigers, who are 18-40-1 ATS in their last 59 road games. It is also worth noting that the road team is 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in this series.
The Sooners have won 5 of the last 7 at home in the series and neither of those 2 defeats came by more than 4 points. Take Oklahoma.