Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 2/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the site where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-13) will try to beat the Baylor Bears (22-5) on Monday.
The Baylor Bears faced off with TCU and went home with a win by a final score of 72-62 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Bears ended up finishing with 12 and TCU had 19 fouls. They buried 2 of their 11 attempts from 3-point range. TCU finished the game at 54.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of 11 attempts. Furthermore, TCU snagged 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. TCU recorded 18 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Concerning defending, Baylor allowed their opponent to shoot 43.5% from the field on 27 of 62 shooting. They also recorded 17 assists in this contest in addition to creating 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bears knocked down 22 of 29 tries for a rate of 75.9%. Baylor finished with a 47.1% FG percentage (24 of 51) and buried 2 of their 11 shots from distance.
Jeremy Sochan is a guy who came through for this contest. He ended up going 66.7% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. He saw the court for 30 mins played and also totaled 6 rebounds. He accounted for 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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Baylor enters this matchup with a mark of 22-5 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Baylor is collecting 37.1 boards per game and has accumulated 444 assists this season, which is 19th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bears are shooting 35.6% on 3-point shots (222 of 623) and 68.7% from the free throw line. They average 77.5 points per outing (40th in college basketball) while shooting 47.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bears have forced 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 211th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 339 conceded for the year. The Bears defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.5% (627 of 1,476) and they concede 31.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 30.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 30th in college hoops in opponents points per game (63.0).
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 82-79 when they faced Kansas State. The Cowboys were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 2 steals for this game. Kansas State committed 19 fouls for the matchup which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 63.0%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Oklahoma State buried 9 out of 22 attempts (40.9%). Overall, the Cowboys went 28 for 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9%. The Cowboys allowed Kansas State to bury 25 out of their 70 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.7% for this contest. They went 40.6% from three-point range by connecting on 13 of 32 and finished the game at 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In reference to rebounds, Oklahoma State permitted Kansas State to snag 33 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Bryce Thompson ended up being a major contributor for the Cowboys for the contest. He recorded 23 points in his 38 minutes of playing time and added 2 dimes for the contest. He knocked down 9 of 17 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and had 2 rebounds.
Oklahoma State has a record of 13-13 for the campaign. The Cowboys are responsible for committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 66.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per contest (187th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.7 times per game. Oklahoma State has accounted for 1,820 pts for the year (70.0 per game) and they pull down 36.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which is 190th in college basketball.
The Oklahoma State defense concedes 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (200 of 606) and opponents are knocking down 73.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.7 assists and 36.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 107th and 265th in D-1. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 130th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.3. They are forcing 16.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.7% from the field (24th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baylor
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