Last Updated Feb 21, 2022, 5:37 PM

Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Baylor Bears (22-5, 10-4 Big 12) travel to meet the Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-13, 6-8) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.

SCORE PREDICTION

Baylor 69, Oklahoma State 66

BEST BETS

Oklahoma State +5 (-110) at WynnBet

Under 139.5 (-110) at WynnBet

BAYLOR BEARS VS. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS PREDICTIONS

The Bears bounced back nicely with a 72-62 victory over TCU last time out on Saturday, pushing at most shops at the UNDER connected. It was a nice bounce-back game after an 83-73 loss at Texas Tech last time out on Wednesday. The Bears are 2-1-1 ATS in the previous four outings. L.J. Cryer (foot) was back out of the lineup Saturday, and now Adam Flagler (knee) is a question mark for this one, too, after missing the TCU game. In fact, the Bears used just the five starters and two bench players.

The Cowboys have alternated wins and losses in each of the past six games, going 1-3 ATS across the past four outings overall. Oklahoma State is 3-6 SU across the past nine outings, too, as they're in freefall in the conference standings after a fair start. Oklahoma State did pick up an 82-79 win in overtime against Kansas State last time out, however, and the 82 points scored were the most since dropping 98 points in an overtime win over Cleveland State back on Dec. 13.

BAYLOR BEARS VS. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING ODDS

  • Baylor -200
  • Oklahoma State +180
  • Baylor -4 (-110)
  • Oklahoma State +5 (-110)
  • Over 138.5 (-110)
  • Under 139.5 (-110)

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BAYLOR BEARS VS. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big 12
  • Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 9:00 p.m. ET

BAYLOR BEARS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 22-5
  • ATS: 14-11-2
  • O/U: 14-12-1

Baylor posted a 72-62 win over TCU to push against the number at most shops. It is now 2-1-1 ATS across the past four games after a 0-3 ATS skid from Jan. 29-Feb. 5, which included a pair of straight-up losses.

The Bears are a bit banged up, with Cryer and Flagler, two of their top three scorers, nursing injuries, so James Akinjo is forced to do most of the heavy lifting. Baylor was able to take care of business at home against a good TCU team, but hitting the road will be a tall order, even against a .500 team in Stillwater.

Baylor is 25-10-1 ATS in the past 36 games on the road, while going 17-8-1 ATS in the previous 26 after a straight-up win. Baylor is also 4-1 ATS in the past five games on a Monday, while cashing the OVER in five of the past six games on Mondays. The road team is 15-4-2 ATS in the past 21 meetings in this series, which bodes well for the Bears.

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 13-13
  • ATS: 9-16-1
  • O/U: 13-13

Oklahoma State protected its home court in an OT win over K-State last time out, but it failed to cover the 4.5-point number as favorites. OK State is 4-2 SU across the past six at home, however, but 3-7 ATS in the past 10 games at home.

The Cowboys have had a case of the Mondays, too, going just 5-11 ATS in the past 16 tries on Mondays, while going 5-14-1 ATS in the previous 20 games overall. They're also just 5-14 ATS in the previous 19 against teams with a winning overall record, and 1-7 ATS in the past eight games following a SU win.


The underdog has connected in four of the past five meetings between Baylor and OK State. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - BAYLOR BEARS

  • Record: 22-5
  • PS/G: 77.5 (40th)
  • PA/G: 63.0 (28th)
  • ORtg: 111.7 (27th)
  • DRtg: 90.8 (20th)

INSIDE THE STATS - OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

  • Record: 13-13
  • PS/G: 70.0 (214th)
  • PA/G: 67.3 (130th)
  • ORtg: 98.6 (267th)
  • DRtg: 94.9 (67th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • BAY: James Akinjo - G (13.2 PPG, 5.8 APG, 2.4 RPG, 2.0 SPG)
  • BAY: Kendall Brown - G (10.0 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, 59.8 FG%)
  • OKST: Avery Anderson III - G (11.8 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.8 SPG)
  • OKST: Bryce Thompson - G (10.9 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.0 APG, 43.2 FG%)

BAYLOR BEARS VS. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING CONCLUSION

The Bears limp into this game with Cryer and Flagler as huge question marks. That makes it difficult to predict what is going to happen, although Baylor certainly was able to handle itself with aplomb in a shorthanded situation against TCU last time out. But playing at home, and playing on the road are totally different animals.

The Cowboys haven't been terribly good, either at home or on the road, but Oklahoma State was able to get it done against Kansas State last time out. Still, they're just .500, and not one of the strongest units in the Big 12. Oklahoma State is getting a gift with Baylor entering in a shorthanded situation, but even the Bears reserves should be able to outpace the Cowboys.

BAYLOR BEARS VS. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING TRENDS

  • Baylor is 25-10-1 ATS in the past 36 road games.
  • Baylor is 17-8-1 ATS in the past 26 following a SU win.
  • Oklahoma State is 5-14-1 ATS in the past 20 games overall.
  • Oklahoma State is 3-7 ATS in the past 10 home games.
  • Oklahoma State is 1-7 ATS in the past eight following a SU win.
  • Oklahoma State is 5-14 ATS in the past 19 vs. winning teams.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in the past eight games for Oklahoma State.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the past six vs. winning teams for Oklahoma State.
  • The road team is 15-4-2 ATS in the past 21 meetings.
  • The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings.
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