A Big 12 matchup featuring the #8 Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Although highly ranked, the Bears (20-3, 7-3 Big 12) have suffered two straight losses heading into tonight's showdown. F Johnathan Motley has been a beast inside with averages of 16.2 ppg. and 9.8 rpg.
Oklahoma State (15-8, 4-6) has been playing excellent ball lately as they have reeled off 5 straight wins, including a big 82-75 victory at West Virginia on Saturday. Can they beat another ranked opponent tonight?
I think Baylor's defense (61.8 ppg.) will prove to be a bit too much for the Cowboys. Look for Baylor to focus on Oklahoma State catalysts G Jawun Evans and F Jeffrey Carroll and win a close, relatively low scoring game.
Good luck, players!
|7:00pm||(8) Baylor +2||Oklahoma State -2|
|Simple Rating System||+21.2||+19.1|
|True Shooting %||+2 (67 - .568)||+3 (30 - .583)|
|Pick (units)||BAY +2 (1 unit)||-------|