Baylor vs Oklahoma State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State +3.5
The Baylor Bears travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Baylor as 3.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 57.9 per game. Oklahoma State has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 66.2 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 10-5-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jared Butler comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. MaCio Teague averages 13.8 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Lindy Waters averages 11.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Cameron McGriff averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 130th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 201st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 12.1 per game. The Bears allow 57.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 76th place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 301st in the country with 66.2 points per game this year. They are 319th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 327th in the nation. They are 126th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 307th in assists per contest with 11.2. The Cowboys are 178th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Cowboys surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 55th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 201st with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 269th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 276th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 64th. They are 265th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 185th. As a unit they are 201st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 196th in D-1. Baylor is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma State is 153rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys are 297th in the country in offensive rating with 94.9. In terms of pace they are 197th in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 322nd. As a team they are 314th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +3.5
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