Baylor vs. Oklahoma State - 2/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-7) at Baylor Bears (18-5)
College Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Baylor Bears play Monday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, OK State is averaging 67 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Phil Forte III is averaging 17 points and 2.3 rebounds while Le'Bryan Nash is averaging 16.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Anthony Hickey Jr. is dishing 3.4 assists and Michael Cobbins is shooting 60.5 percent from the field. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have five players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 71.7 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from deep. Defensively, OK State is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six straight games.
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The Baylor Bears have won five of their last six games and are chasing a Big 12 crown. On the season, Baylor is averaging 69.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 58.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kenny Chery is averaging 11.8 points and 4.1 assists. Rico Gathers is grabbing 12.5 rebounds and Royce O'Neale is dishing 3.3 assists. The Baylor Bears have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 66.9 percent from the line and 37.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in seven straight games.
The Cowboys are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The Bears are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 1-8-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Baylor and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
While the Baylor Bears are probably the better team here, the Oklahoma State Cowboys aren't chumps and are coming off big wins over Texas and Kansas. This is more of a toss up in my eyes, which is why I'm taking the Cowboys and the points.