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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(22-1) #2 Baylor Bears vs. #12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (19-7)
Date: Friday March 12, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Baylor -9.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 148.5
The Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are set to meet Friday in the Big-12 semifinals. This will be the third meeting of the season between the teams.
Oklahoma State has been on fire recently. The Cowboys are sitting just outside the top-10 and have won seven of its last eight games with its only loss during that span coming against conference-leader Baylor. The Cowboys defeated West Virginia in the quarterfinals.
On the other hand, the Bears are 5-1 since returning from a COVID outbreak.
Baylor has looked a bit sluggish at times since returning from a team quarantine. They defeated Kansas State 74-68 in the quarterfinals thanks to MaCio Teague and Davion Mitchell combining for 47 points.
Baylor is still a surefire lock for a number one seed in the tournament regardless of what happens in the Big-12 Tournament.
Baylor has one of the best offenses in all of college basketball. The Bears lead the conference with an effective field goal percentage of 57.9 percent, but ironically have the league’s worst free throw percentage at 66.5. Baylor leads the Big 12 in 2-point shooting percentage (54.4 percent), 3-point shooting percentage (42.0 percent), and offensive rebounding rate (35.8 percent) so far this year.
The Bears are also a solid defensive team. They force the second most turnovers in the nation.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State is projected as a four seed in the latest breakdown from Joe Lunardi. The Cowboys are still awaiting an official decision on their eligibility for the NCAA Tournament after they were hit with a ban at the beginning of the year. .
Oklahoma State lost both regular season meetings against Baylor by double digits. They do have an excellent 3-point defense, which bodes well against the Bears. They sport the No. 1 3-point defense in the conference, holding opponents to just 32.0 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Oklahoma State attacks the basket well as in second in the conference in 2-point percentage.
Against West Virginia, Cade Cunningham and Avery Anderson III each had 17 points with Cunningham shooting 6 of 15 with a pair of threes, 8 rebounds, a team-high 4 assists and a pair of steals while Anderson III had 3 assists with a pair of steals and a pair of threes, shooting 6 of 13 from the field.
CBB Betting Trends:
Cowboys are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games as an underdog.
Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAAB Prediction:
Baylor should be the favorite here, but they have not looked sharp enough to believe that they can beat the Cowboys by double digits for a third time. The Cowboys are playing their best ball of the year and will keep things close.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Oklahoma State +9.5
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