Oklahoma State at Baylor 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Baylor Bears (15-1) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-7)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
Betting Odds: Baylor Bears -13.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Oklahoma State faces Baylor on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at the Ferrell Center for a college basketball Big 12 matchup.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 78-57 loss to Texas Tech in its last game on the road on January 13th. Oklahoma State was a modest 8-point dog in that game but did not come close to covering the spread in the 21-point loss. Oklahoma State has now lost two straight games and four of its last five as well. Oklahoma State is 8-7 overall this season with a 1-3 conference record and a 5-10 against the spread record as well. Oklahoma State's leading scorer so far this season has been G Bryce Williams, who has scored 11.1 points per gmae for the Cowboys. G Issac Likekele leads Oklahoma State in both rebounds per game (5.9) and assists per game (3.5). Oklahoma State as a team has scored 71.2 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.3% clip from the field. Oklahoma State has also allowed 66.9 points per game to its opponents as well.
Baylor is coming off a 65-62 loss to Texas Tech in its last game at home on January 11th. Baylor was undefeated before that loss, ranked #1 in the nation with a 15-0 record and a 3-0 conference record. Now, Baylor has been proven mortal and has moved to 3-1 in Big 12 play with a 9-6-1 against the spread record this season. Baylor has only lost two of its last 38 regular season games (Kanas and Texas Tech). Baylor's leading scorer so far this season has been G James Akinjo, who has scored 14.6 points per game and has earned 6.1 assists per game as well. Baylor as a team has scored 81.5 points per game and has shot the ball at a 49.1% clip from the field. Baylor has allowed 59.8 points per game to its opponents as well.
Baylor is a 13.5-point favorite and the total is set at 142.5. This is a bad spot for Oklahoma State as Baylor is coming off a frustrating loss and should be ready to go for this one at home. These two teams have put together some classic games in recent years, especially the game in the Big 12 conference tournament last year in which OK State earned the win. I think Baylor wins this game comfortably and shows Oklahoma State why the Bears are still the #1 team in the nation. I will lay the lumber with Baylor.