Big 12 Tournament - Oklahoma State favored by 4 against Baylor on Thursday
Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
Baylor travels to Oklahoma State on Thursday, hoping to boost its 18-13 record with a victory over the Cowboys.
The Big 12 Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. The game is being played at Sprint Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Cowboys bring a 23-7 record (15-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-13 Bears, who are 12-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Oklahoma State go 13-15 so far and the Bears go 13-11-1.
The Cowboys were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 16-rated Baylor taking on the No. 15-rated Cowboys in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-78 win for the Cowboys on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma State has the nation's No. 57-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 156 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.
Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Baylor, they were an 81-58 winner as they battled Kansas at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Baylor cruised to victory on Saturday, running Kansas out of the gym and running up an 81-58 score at Ferrell Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 76-70 winner at home against Kansas State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Oklahoma State earned a 76-70 victory over Kansas State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Le'Bryan Nash at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Kansas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Kansas State are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Bears at Cowboys trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games when playing Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oklahoma State's last 13 games
Oklahoma State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baylor