Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Baylor Bears - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (15-4) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears will travel to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 game on Wednesday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-9 (2-5) and are coming off of a loss to Kansas State by a score of 89-73. Oklahoma State has lost 5 of their last 6 games and is sitting tied for 7th in the Big 12 standings. Oklahoma State has conference wins against TCU and Kansas. Oklahoma State is averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Oklahoma State is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Jawun Evans is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for Oklahoma State. Jeff Newberry is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State is shooting 74.1% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Baylor Bears are 15-4 (5-2) and are coming off of a loss to Oklahoma by a score of 82-72. Baylor has won 5 of their last 6 games and is tied for 1st in the Big 12 standings. Baylor’s conference losses have come against Kansas and Oklahoma. Baylor is averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 67.4 points per game. Baylor is also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game. Taurean Prince is averaging 15 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Baylor. Rico Gathers is averaging 12.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game for the Bears. Baylor is shooting 73.1% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 48% on all field goal attempts.
Baylor defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 79-62 on January 5th. Baylor led by 12 points at halftime and continued to pull away in the second half. Jeffery Carroll led the way for Oklahoma State with 15 points and 3 assists. Rico Gathers had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Baylor. Baylor out rebounded Oklahoma State by a total of 44-18 and added 17 assists in their victory.
Baylor is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Baylor is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home. The over is 5-2 in Baylor’s last 7 games. Oklahoma State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. Oklahoma State is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 6-1 in Oklahoma State’s last 7 home games.
Baylor has impressed me this season, only losing conference games against Kansas and Oklahoma. Baylor has a high scoring offense, but also plays strong defense. Oklahoma State showed they could beat anyone, when they upset Kansas last week. Oklahoma State seems to play much better at home, and I like them in this matchup.