Oklahoma State at Baylor 3/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Baylor Bears (22-1) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (19-7)
Game Info: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm (T-Mobile Center)
Betting Odds: Baylor Bears -9 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Oklahoma State faces Baylor on Friday, March 12th at the T-Mobile Center for an NCAA basketball Big 12 Conference Tournament matchup.
Oklahoma State took down West Virginia in the Big 12 quarterfinal on Thursday by the final score of 72-69. Oklahoma State was down by six at halftime of that game, but the Cowboys were able to turn it on in the second and beat WVU for the second time in the last seven days. Oklahoma State was led by its start guard in Cade Cunningham, who had 17 points for the Cowboys off of 6/15 shooting. On the year, Cade Cunningham is the Oklahoma State leading scorer, averaging almost 20 points per game for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State as a team has scored 76.7 points per game and has shot the ball at a 46.6% clip from the field. Oklahoma State has also allowed 72.3 points per game to its opponents as well.
Baylor had to go through Kansas State in the quarterfinal of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday afternoon. Baylor had a bit of trouble with the Wildcats in that game, as Kansas State did cover the number in the 74-68 Baylor win. Baylor only had a two-point lead at halftime in a game that was too close for comfort for Baylor. Baylor is still the #2 ranked team in the nation at 22-1 overall (13-1 in Big 12 regular season play). Baylor's leading scorer so far this season has been G Jared Butler, who has scored 17.1 points per game for the Bears. Baylor as a team has scored 85.3 points per game and has shot the ball at a 49.7% clip from the field. Baylor has also allowed 65.6 points per game to its opponents as well.
Baylor opens as a 9-point favorite and the total is set at 151. Baylor being a 9-point favorite is a bit puzzling for me, as Oklahoma State is hot and Baylor did just struggle with a weak Kansas State team. I will take the over in this game, as I could see both teams in the 80s in this one.