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Baylor vs. Oklahoma State - 3/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma State at Baylor
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ferrell Center
Waco, TX
The Line
Baylor Bears -8.5 -- O/U: 135.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Baylor Bears meet in Big 12 college basketball action from the Ferrell Center on Wednesday night.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to snap a 3-game losing streak after a 72-67 loss to Kansas in their last outing for their 3rd straight loss and their 8th defeat in their last 9 tries. Cameron McGriff and Curtis Jones led the Cowboys with 19 points with McGriff added a team-high 8 rebounds while Jones shot 7 of 9 with a perfect 4 of 4 mark from 3-point range. Thomas Dziagwa added 15 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma State in the losing effort. Isaac Likekele had a team-high 6 assists while Yor Anei had 4 points with 6 rebounds and 4 blocks in the loss as well. McGriff leads Oklahoma State with an average of 12.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while Likekele leads the Cowboys in assists with 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 67.4 points per game on 42.1% shooting from the field, 38.2% from behind the arc and 68.7% from the foul line this season.

The Baylor Bears will look to rebound after a 66-60 loss to Kansas State last time out. Mario Kegler led the Bears with 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting while Makai Mason had 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting with a pair of threes and 3 assists and Jared Butler chipped in 10 points with 3 threes and a pair of steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Baylor in the losing effort. Freddie Gillespie added 7 points with 6 rebounds while Mark Vital had 7 points with 3 steals and King McClure matched his 7 points with a team-high 7 rebounds. Mason leads the Bears with 14.4 points while Vital leads Baylor in rebounding with 7 rebounds per game and Butler leads the Bears in assists with 2.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Baylor is 72.2 points per game on 44.7% shooting from the field, 34.7% from behind the arc and 67.3% from the foul line this season.

Oklahoma State is 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games overall and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games. Baylor is 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games while the over is 20-8 in their last 28 conference games. Oklahoma State is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and 2-9-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two teams at Baylor.

Baylor is rightfully favored, as the Bears are the better team and are at home. However, the Bears haven’t used home court to their advantage as of late, and while Oklahoma State is the cellar dweller in the Big 12 standings, the fact is that the Cowboys have stepped up their paly as of late, keeping things close against Kansas and taking Texas Tech to overtime in their last time out on the road. I just think too many points are being given up with Baylor here, so I’ll take a shot with Oklahoma State and the points in this one.

Pick:
Oklahoma State +8.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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