The Cowboys two conference losses were 92-75 to #11 West Virginia and 82-79 to Texas. That last loss occurred on Jan. 5. Other losses include 107-75 to #4 UNC and 71-70 to Maryland. Between the losses to Maryland and West Virginia, Oklahoma State posted four wins.
The Bears, who are tops in the Big 12, beat Oklahoma 76- 50 and Iowa State 65-63. Big nonconference wins include 66-49 versus #4 Oregon, 73-58 against #24 Michigan State, 66-63 versus #10 Louisville, and 76-61 against #7 Xavier. Baylor has been blowing most teams out of the water.
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Oklahoma State Plays Baylor College Basketball Free Pick
Here is the big difference in this game. The Baylor defense, which is ranked third in the nation, is allowing opponents just 58.4 PPG. That stat includes games against four nationally ranked teams. The Bears won all four of those games. The Cowboys are allowing opponents 78.8 PPG. That includes games against two nationally ranked teams both of which they lost.
In conference play, the contrast is even bigger. Baylor is averaging 70.5 PPG, while allowing 56.5. In the Big 12, Oklahoma State is scoring on average 77.0 PPG while allowing 87.0 PPG.
It is true that the Cowboys are fourth in the nation in scoring and the Bears are 84th. But we think that Big 12 play will be a major factor here. Our Oklahoma State plays Baylor college basketball free pick is Baylor at -11.5.
The teams meet Jan 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Baylor.