Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Prediction 1/6/2024

The Baylor Bears (11-2) travel to face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-5) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Baylor Bears Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into today’s game, the Baylor Bears are favored by 5.5 points over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. So far this season, Baylor has an overall record of 11-2 and has won their last two games.

On the road, the Bears are just 1-2 this season and have an average scoring margin of -5.3 points per game. Over their last ten road games, Baylor is just 5-5.

Overall, Baylor has an ATS record of 8-4 this season. When favored, the Bears are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Baylor has an ATS mark of 0-3 this year and over their last 10 road games, they’re 3-6-1 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, the Bears are 0-3 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Baylor is 8-4, and today’s over/under line of 149.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (150.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 159 points.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Are Coming Off A Win

After starting the season with a 4-5 record, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have won four straight games and are 8-5 overall. In their last game, they faced off against Chicago State and won by a score of 72-53. So far this season, the Cowboys are 7-3 at home.

Today, Oklahoma State will play host to the Baylor Bears as 5.5-point underdogs. This season, the Cowboys have been favored in 11 of their 13 games and have a record of 7-4 in those games.

Overall, Oklahoma State has an ATS record of 4-8 this season. At home, the Cowboys are 4-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Oklahoma State is 4-6.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State games is 7-5. The average scoring total in their games this year is 142.4 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line in their games of 140.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 points is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year, but it’s worth noting that eight of their games this year have finished with fewer points than today’s line.

Baylor Offense Breakdown

Baylor finished with 98 points in their game against Cornell. This total surpasses their season-average of 89.2 points per game. Ja’Kobe Walter led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, RayJ Dennis contributed 18 points for the Bears.

Ja’Kobe Walter (G) 15.9 4.3 1.6
RayJ Dennis (G) 13.9 3.8 6.4
Langston Love (G) 10.5 1.8 1.2

Oklahoma State Offense Breakdown

The Oklahoma State offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Chicago State. They posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% and connected on 8 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cowboys offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 26.2 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

Javon Small (G) 15.2 5.1 4.9
Eric Dailey Jr. (F) 9.9 6.2 2.5
Bryce Thompson (G) 12.5 2.0 1.8

Baylor Team Defense

At this time, the Bears’ defense is positioned 106th in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Cornell, the Big Red finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 79 points vs. Baylor.

Oklahoma State Team Defense

Oklahoma State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 63rd nationally, with 66.0 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Chicago State, the Cougars finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 53 points vs. Oklahoma State.

Bears vs Cowboys Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Baylor has an ATS record of 1-4 while averaging 72 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 3-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 67 points per game in these contests.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bears have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Bears vs Cowboys Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +5.5, we have the Cowboys as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 149.5 and our model has the Bears and Cowboys finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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