Baylor vs. Oklahoma State - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-4) at Baylor Bears (10-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Baylor Bears meet Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look for a statement victory after winning four of their last five games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 71.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Jeff Newberry is averaging 12 points and 6.1 rebounds while Leyton Hammonds is averaging 10.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jawun Evans is the third double-digit scorer and Tyree Griffin is dishing 3.2 assists. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. Oklahoma State is allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Baylor Bears look for a nice home win after splitting their last four games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 79.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 15.6 points and 2.9 assists while Rico Gathers is averaging 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds. Al Freeman is dishing 1.8 assists and Johnathan Motley is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. Baylor is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Baylor Bears have won 13 straight home games.
The Cowboys are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big 12 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cowboys are 1-7-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Baylor.
Oklahoma State has lost three of its four games by just one bucket. Even with Phil Forte out, the Cowboys are a decent offensive team that can also compete with Baylor in the paint. Give me the points.