Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor (-5.5)
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the site where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3) will take on the Baylor Bears (13-0) on Saturday. Oklahoma State opens this game as 5.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 133.5.
Baylor will play this game with a record of 13-0 so far this year. The Bears are shooting 42.6% from downtown (133 of 312) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 86.5 points per game (9th in college hoops) while hitting 50.4% from the floor. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a team are committing 16.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Baylor is snagging 37.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 237 assists this year, which is 20th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Bears are forcing 19.0 turnovers every game and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. The Bears are giving up a FG percentage of 41.0% (293 of 715) and they surrender 30.9 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 179th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 152 surrendered for the year. They give up 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 21st in college hoops in PPG allowed (61.7).
The Baylor Bears played the Kansas Jayhawks and notched a win by a score of 77-69 in their last contest. Baylor wrapped up the contest with a 53.8% field goal percentage (28 of 52) and converted 9 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bears made 12 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 25 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 14 assists for this contest in addition to having 10 steals and 3 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Baylor allowed the other team to shoot 53.8% from the floor on 28 of 52 shooting. Kansas recorded 18 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. On top of that, the Jayhawks had 22 boards (8 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Kansas ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 9 of 12 attempts. They knocked down 10 of their 19 shots from downtown.
Jared Butler is someone who played a role for this contest. He accumulated 30 points on 10 out of 14 shooting. He played for 34 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. Butler ended up going 71.4% from the field and dished out 8 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Bears was MaCio Teague. He snagged 2 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 5-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Teague played for 32 min.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 9-3 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 115th in college basketball. Oklahoma State has 925 points this year (77.1 per game) and they average 39.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per game (166th in the country) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per game. The Cowboys commit 17.5 fouls per game and they hit 69.3% from the free throw line. The Cowboys on the defensive side of the court are 196th in the country in PPG given up with 70.8. They allow 12.3 assists and 36.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 140th and 256th in the country. The Oklahoma State defense allows 32.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (99 of 301) and their opponents are converting on 66.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 14.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (62nd in college hoops).
When they last played, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 75-70 against the Kansas Jayhawks. The Cowboys were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this game. They blocked 3 attempts while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Jayhawks earned 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for 20 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of 3-pointers, Oklahoma State converted 9 of 21 tries (42.9%). When the game finished, the Cowboys shot 25 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.5%. The Cowboys allowed the Jayhawks to convert 28 out of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.2% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 23.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 5 out of 21 and finished the game at 9 out of 9 from the free throw line (100.0%). Regarding rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted Kansas to snag 30 in total (9 offensive).
Cade Cunningham was important for the Cowboys in this matchup. He made 6 of 12 for this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Cunningham had 7 rebounds in his 39 minutes and added 3 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Oklahoma State was Bryce Williams. He ended up walking away with 17 points in 26 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 9 from the floor for the game. Williams wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (+5.5) and under 133.5 points
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