Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 3/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor (-9.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-7) host the Baylor Bears (21-1) at T-Mobile Center on Friday. The odds on this contest have Baylor as 9.5-point favorites. The total is set at 150.
Baylor comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 21-1 on the season. They turn the ball over 12.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Baylor is collecting 36.5 boards per game and has accounted for 384 assists for the season, which ranks 36th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bears are shooting 42.9% on three-point attempts (233 of 543) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 85.3 points per outing (3rd in the nation) while shooting 49.7% from the field. On defense, the Bears are forcing 17.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. The Bears defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.2% (525 of 1,216) and they surrender 32.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 130th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 271 surrendered on the season. They are giving up 33.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 58th in the country in opponents PPG (65.6).
The Baylor Bears took the court against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took home the win by a score of 88-73 in their last contest. Baylor walked away from the game with a 52.7% field goal percentage (29 out of 55) and buried 15 out of their 24 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears knocked down 15 of 22 attempts for a rate of 68.2%. In relation to grabbing boards, they compiled 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to defense, Baylor allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the field on 27 out of 59 shooting. Texas Tech earned 13 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, Texas Tech pulled down 22 boards (8 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Texas Tech finished the game at 58.8% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of 17 attempts. They also converted 9 of their 18 shots from 3-point range.
MaCio Teague is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He was able to score 35 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Teague finished the contest at 68.8% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. An additional guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Bears was Jared Butler. He snagged 4 rebounds in his 29 min played. He ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-7 (18 points). When the time ran out, Butler accounted for 5 assists.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss mark of 18-7 this season. Oklahoma State has scored 1,917 points on the year (76.7 per game) and they average 38.7 boards per contest. The Cowboys have committed 17.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.1% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cowboys are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 66th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 13.1 times per game (178th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per contest. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 236th in D-1 in PPG given up with 72.3. The Oklahoma State defense allows 32.2% on three-point shots (189 of 587) and opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.7 assists and 35.3 total rebounds per game, which is 159th and 198th in the country. They have forced 14.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (60th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 85-80 when they faced the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Cowboys collected 20 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the game. They also turned the ball over 20 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Mountaineers had 18 fouls in the game which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning 3-point shots, Oklahoma State made 4 out of 14 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Cowboys finished the game shooting 33 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 57.9%. The Cowboys allowed the Mountaineers to knock down 25 out of their 60 tries from the field which left them shooting 41.7% in this matchup. They finished 20.8% from 3-point land via 5 of 24 and finished the contest at 25 out of 34 from the free throw line (73.5%). Regarding rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted West Virginia to collect 23 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Avery Anderson was important for the Cowboys in this contest. He knocked down 11 out of 14 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 78.6%, and added 6 rebounds. Anderson totaled 31 points in his 30 mins of playing time, but went home with no dimes. One more player who came through for Oklahoma State was Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. He walked away with 1 assist in 22 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 out of 10 from the floor. Moncrieffe ended the game having shot 70.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 18 points and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baylor (-9.5)
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