Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys prediction and college basketball game preview.
Baylor vs Oklahoma State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, January 23
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK
Baylor (13-0) vs Oklahoma State (9-3) Game Preview
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Why Baylor Will Win
Everything keeps on humming with one of the nation’s best offenses, great shooting from the outside, and the best ball movement in the Big 12.
Keep the passes swinging around, force a ton of mistakes, get up and running when needed and generate easy points. It all keeps working in win after win, even when the threes aren’t quite falling at the over 40% pace the team is used to.
Again, it’s all about the ball movement, getting to the way-high 40% mark nine times in the 13 games. Oklahoma State’s perimeter defense is fine, but it’s not special. However …
Why Oklahoma State Will Win
The Cowboys can bring the defensive pressure.
Baylor is better at it, but Oklahoma State is terrific at forcing mistakes and it’s great at getting on the boards and getting enough on the offensive glass to come up with key second-chance points.
No, Oklahoma State can’t move the ball like Baylor can, and it doesn’t shoot as well from the outside, but the scoring punch is there to keep up if and when this gets into an offensive show. The three-point shooting is on, hitting above 42% in three of the last four games, winning all three.
What’s Going To Happen
It’s going to be a whole lot of fun.
Both offenses will got off, both teams will go on runs, and both will hit well enough from the outside to generate a few interesting swings. Both teams are playing well, both teams are shooting well enough to come back when down.
Baylor will force a few more mistakes and will do a bit more to clamp down defensively in the final minutes. The Bear defense will hold serve.
Baylor at Oklahoma State Prediction, Line
Baylor 78, Oklahoma State 72
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Baylor -8.5, o/u: 145
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 4
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