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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping – Bears vs. Cowboys
- (21-8) Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-13)
- Date: Monday, February 27th
- Time: 9:00 ET
- Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Bears -120| Cowboys +100
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Bears -1 | Cowboys +1 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 142.5
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Baylor Bears – Team overview/schedule
With two games remaining in the regular season, Baylor sits in fourth place in the Big 12 with an overall record of 21-8 and a conference record of 10-6. They are also ranked #9 in the country.
The Bears put their two-game losing streak to an end on Saturday with an impressive 81-72 win over the Texas Longhorns.
After they did not play that well against Kansas and K-State in consecutive matchups, they really stepped up in a big way over a tricky Texas squad.
It was a very back-and-forth battle early on, but Baylor was able to gain some separation in the second half and put their rival away.
Baylor has only lost two games at home this season, but their road record simply has not been where they would like it to be.
As they play their last true road game of the season, they will be facing an Oklahoma State team that has also played quite well in their home building. Still, this is a game that Baylor really needs to be able to take care of before they host Iowa State to wrap up the regular season.
Baylor has had their own version of the “Big 3” in 2022-2023 and it has been very hard to stop them when they have all been out there.
Even with Keyonte George getting hurt very early in Saturday’s game, other players really stepped up in his absence to help get the win.
Five players on the Bears ended up scoring double figures in the win. Jalen Bridges was the leading scorer with 17 points and 8 boards while Flo Thamba had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
This squad shot the ball exactly 50% from the field on Saturday and they did a good job of getting to the foul line and making them. Texas only got to the strike 12 times while Baylor got there 30 times.
On the season, Baylor is scoring 78 points per game and they are making just over 16 free throws per contest. Despite getting the win, their turnover numbers were way too high last time out, which has been an ongoing issue for them this year.
Oklahoma State Cowboys – Team overview/schedule
Oklahoma State comes into this game having lost four in a row and it will not get any easier to snap that against a team like Baylor.
During this skid, there has only been one game that was close and that was their 73-68 loss to K-State on Saturday. The other losses included an 11-point loss to Kansas, a 25-point loss to TCU, and an 18-point loss to West Virginia.
If there are no serious improvements made by them when facing the Bears, I would not expect the results to be all that different.
All season long, the consistency for the Cowboys has not been there. A record of 16-13 and a conference record of 7-9 is just not going to get it done in the Big 12, especially in a season like this one.
As mentioned earlier, Oklahoma State has played well at home this season. For as good as their 11-4 record at Gallagher-Iba Arena is, 3-7 away from home is the reason they are where they are.
Despite not earning the win, they did play a tough Kansas State team very competitively in their last outing. They will look to carry some of that over to Monday evening and pull off the upset against the Bears.
Despite the game being close against the Wildcats, this team did not shoot the ball well enough in order to get the win.
Look, shooting 41.1% from the field is certainly not great, but that was not what stood out most to me. Shooting under 22% from the three-point line is something that has to get better or the losses will continue to pile up.
The Cowboys rebounded the ball well, got to the foul line at a good rate, and did not turn the ball over at an alarming clip. If they can do all of that and shoot from beyond the arc a little better, the idea of them keeping it close against Baylor does not seem outrageous.
For them to pull off the upset, other players are really going to need to step up. Kalib Boone, Bryce Thompson, John-Michael Wright, and Caleb Asberry all reached double figures against the Wildcats, but the bench production was just not enough.
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Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys CBB Betting Trends
- At this time, the Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Also, the Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games played in February.
- Bears are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win.
- So far, the Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up loss.
- Additionally, the Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
Free Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAAB Prediction:
Free ATS Prediction: Bears -1
I look for Baylor to take care of business on the road and get the cover as a short favorite.
A win where they coast to victory is not what I expect, but a comfortable lead in the second half would not surprise me.
How the Cowboys play at home is certainly an important factor here, but I do not think it will mean all that much in the end.
Baylor is more talented on both sides of the court and I really feel they will present their opponent with a lot of issues even with George sidelined.
The points scored might not be as high, but I could see the game shaping out similarly to Saturday’s tilt with Texas. I can see it being pretty tight in the first half and Baylor eventually proves to be too much to handle.
Free Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys CBB Betting Pick: Bears -1
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