Baylor will try to get back on top of the Big 12 division when the Bears face Oklahoma State for the last time in the regular season. Although they enter the game as favorites, the Cowboys have their supporters behind them this time around. Both teams are coming off wins and we look forward to a heated skirmish from start to finish.
Before anything else, NitroBetting gets you warmed up with this Baylor vs. Oklahoma State game preview. We share essential information such as the latest College Basketball betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which are equipped to help you secure winning picks.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma State Game Information
- When: Monday, February 21, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 1660 ESPN Radio AM (Baylor) / 101.1 KVRO (Oklahoma State)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Baylor (-4.5) / Oklahoma State (+4.5)
Why Bet on the Baylor Bears?
Baylor are aiming for a deep March Madness run again. With a competent lineup at the disposal of head coach Scott Drew, we look forward to the side putting on a show on the offensive end. The Bears average 77.5 points (23rd) per game on 47.1% shooting. They have relentless mid and short-range shooting, allowing the team to record a 54.1% two-point shooting percentage (35th). The Bears also thrive from deep. They average 35.6% from the three-point line (69th) in 27 games played.
On defense, the Bears have what it takes to make it challenging for Oklahoma State to thrive. The visitors limit opponents to 63.0 points (24th) per game. Although they have a mediocre opponent shooting percentage at 42.5% (164th), they have an above-average perimeter defense that limits teams to 30.1% from deep (31st). Furthermore, the Bears are the better rebounding team of the two. They collect 37.1 total rebounds (65th) per game and are one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the league with 11.3 offensive boards (11th) per game.
The latest player to join the Bears’ injury report is Adam Flager who picked up a knee injury last weekend.
Why Bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys?
The Cowboys struggle to find stability this season. However, they accomplished three wins in five games. This might give the hosts some more pace before playing against the second-best team in the Big 12 division.
Oklahoma State can give Baylor’s offense a run for their money. The Cowboys might not be scoring a lot at 69.4 points (197th) per game, but they have enough talent that gives life to the short and mid-range. As it stands, the Cowboys hit 58.4% of their two-point attempts. This is the fourth-best record in the league and the Bears have to keep things tight in the short and mid-range. Additionally, the hosts can capitalize on better free-throw shooting numbers. They average 75.4% from the line (50th).
Defense is where Oklahoma State’s weakness lies. The team allows a 43.9% shooting percentage (192nd). Although they do slightly better guarding the perimeter and average 31.0% opponent three-point shooting (57th), the side needs to keep things tight in the paint and the mid-range.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma State Betting Trends
- Baylor is 2-3 in its last five road games (2-3 ATS).
- Baylor is 5-0 in its last five road games against Oklahoma State (5-0).
- The totals went under in six of Baylor’s last 10 road games against Oklahoma State.
- Oklahoma State is 4-1 in their last five games at Gallagher-Iba Arena (2-3 ATS).
- Oklahoma State is 2-3 in their last five games against Baylor (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of Oklahoma State’s last five games against Baylor.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma State Expert Betting Prediction
Despite Baylor holding onto the title of the favorite, we are up for a thrilling competition between the two teams. The Bears already lost their first game against Oklahoma State, which means it can happen again if they don’t keep their guards up. The hosts are more than capable of covering the spread as well. Ultimately, Baylor will try to get one back and improve their overall record with a tough road game ahead of them.
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