Oklahoma State vs. Baylor - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (13-10) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up from Gallagher-Iba Arena on Tuesday, the Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will be matching up in college basketball action.
Baylor is currently sitting at 13-10 on the season. The Bears had lost four straight games, but were able to take out Iowa State on Saturday. In that one, Baylor forward Terry Maston put up 23 points.
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Manu Lecomte is the top scorer for the Bears this year with 16.7 PPG, and Jo Lual-Acuil is second on 14.7 PPG and 9.4 RPG. They’re the only Baylor players in double-digits, but Nuni Omot (9.7 PPG) and Maston (9.6 PPG) are close.
As for Oklahoma State, they’re 14-9 on the season. The Cowboys had lost three straight, but took out Kansas in a shocker on Saturday. In that game, Oklahoma State guard Kendall Smith managed 24 points.
Jeffrey Carroll sits atop the Oklahoma State stat sheet with 15.8 PPG and 6.1 RPG, and Smith is second on 11.5 PPG. Also in double-digits for the Cowboys is Tavarius Shine with 11.4 PPG and 3.7 RPG to his credit.
Baylor is 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Big 12 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win. The Bears are also 19-8 ATS in their last 27 road games and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall.
Meanwhile, OK State is 4-1 ATS in the last five games overall and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Cowboys are also 1-7 ATS in their last eight following a straight-up win and the under is 11-2 in their last 13 home games.
Baylor was pretty uneven during their losing streak, but on the whole they were scoring reasonably well. The Bears have put up 81 or more points in three of the last four games, but have also allowed at least 81 in three of those four as well. As for OK State, they’ve been keeping it close for the most part, even in games they lose. I think the Cowboys can ride the wave here and bag a home cover.