Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor -13.5
The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Baylor as 13.5 point favorites.
Oklahoma State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 67.0 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. Baylor has an overall record of 20-1. They are averaging 72.2 points per game and surrendering 58.4, good for a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 11-10-1 against the over/under
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 14-7-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
02/06/20 G Avery Anderson III Undisclosed is questionable
02/05/20 G Lindy Waters III Nose is questionable
02/05/20 G Chris Harris Jr. Leg injured last game, is questionable
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lindy Waters averages 11.3 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Isaac Likekele comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
MaCio Teague averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jared Butler averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cowboys allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 45th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 249th place in the NCAA. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in the nation. Oklahoma State averages 67.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 287th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 312th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 306th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 135th and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears surrender 58.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 59th with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bears are 275th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Baylor is 151st in the country with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 210th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 78th in the nation. They are 65th in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 116th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Bears are 301st in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 97.1, which is ranked 273rd. They are 212th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 318th. As a unit they are 309th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 230th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 298th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 55th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 295th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 188th. As a team they are 194th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor -13.5
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