Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
The Baylor Bears (15-1) will take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-6) at Ferrell Center on Saturday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against West Virginia and took a loss by a final of 70-60 in their last contest. Oklahoma State finished the contest with a 39.7% field goal percentage (23 out of 58) and buried 5 of their 19 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Cowboys converted 9 of their 15 tries for a rate of 60.0%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 35 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 10 dimes for this game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In the matter of the defense, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to shoot 37.3% from the field on 22 out of 59 shooting. West Virginia earned 12 dimes and had 12 steals in this contest. On top of that, West Virginia had 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a block. West Virginia shot 95.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 22 shots. They buried 5 out of their 19 attempts from three-point range. With respect to fouls, the Cowboys finished with 23 while West Virginia totaled 17 fouls.
Isaac Likekele is one guy who was a factor in the game. He accounted for 11 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. He finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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Oklahoma State heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 8-6 for the season. They turn it over 15.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Oklahoma State is pulling down 38.1 boards per game and has 186 assists on the year, which has them ranked 225th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Cowboys are shooting 29.2% on three-point attempts (75 of 257) and 66.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 72.2 points per contest (181st in Division 1) while going 44.1% from the field.
On defense, the Cowboys are forcing 18.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 67th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 156 relinquished on the campaign. The Cowboys defense is giving up a FG percentage of 39.4% (317 of 805) and they surrender 36.6 boards per contest as a unit. They relinquish 32.7% on shots from downtown while they are 118th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Baylor Bears went home defeated by a final of 65-62 when they played Texas Tech. The Bears earned 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. Texas Tech earned 13 fouls in the game which took the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 61.5%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Baylor converted 8 of their 24 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bears ended up going 23 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Bears allowed Texas Tech to bury 28 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.9% for the matchup. They went 28.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 4 of 14 and ended up shooting 5 of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). In reference to attacking the glass, Baylor permitted Texas Tech to grab 29 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
James Akinjo pitched in for the Bears for the contest. He totaled 17 points in his 37 minutes on the court and earned 5 dimes in this matchup. He made 5 out of 14 for this contest for a rate of 35.7%, and added 4 rebounds.
Baylor has a mark of 15-1 so far this season. The Bears commit 15.3 personal fouls per game and they go 66.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 18.1 times per contest (11th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. Baylor has 1,304 points this year (81.5 per contest) and they grab 38.9 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bears are shooting 49.1% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in Division 1.
The Bears on the defensive end are ranked 20th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 59.8. They are forcing 17.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (123rd in the nation). The Baylor defense gives up 29.7% on three-point shots (91 of 306) and opponents are converting on 70.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.3 assists and 29.9 total boards per game, which has them ranked 155th and 13th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baylor
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