The No. 2 Baylor Bears will put their undefeated record this season on the line against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 contest at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Baylor is favored by 9 points at William Hill Sportsbook with the Over-Under set at 145.5. The William Hill Sportsbook odds also noted that Baylor is 10-3 against the spread, while Oklahoma State is 6.5. CBS will provide the live television and streaming coverage starting at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Baylor To Win 14th Straight?
The Bears (13-0, 6-0 Big 12) enter this game on a 13 game winning streak with six of those victories coming in conference play. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, enters on a two-game winning streak and sits at .500 in league play with a 3-3 record.
Both teams are coming off respective wins over No. 9 Kansas in their previous outings.
The Cowboys (9-3, 3-3) defeated then-No. 6 Kansas 75-70 on Jan 12, 2021, while Baylor beat the Jayhawks 77-69 on Jan. 18.
Heading into this game, Baylor is averaging 86.5 points per game and shooting 50.4 percent from the field. The nation’s second-ranked outfit is holding teams to 61.7 points per game on the defensive side. Home side Oklahoma State enters this game scoring 77.1 points per game and allowing opponents 70.8 at the other end. As a team, the Cowboys are shooting 45.8% from the field.
Will Cunningham Continue To Shine For Oklahoma State?
Freshman guard Cade Cunningham, a talented NBA prospect, is averaging 17.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, while shooting 45.6% from the field to lead Oklahoma State. Isaac Likekele is also averaging double figures in scoring this season – coming in with 12.1 points per game and pulling down 7.8 rebounds. He is shooting 57.9% from the field and 50.0% from 3-pointers.
Meanwhile, star guard Jared Butler is leading Baylor this season with 16.7 points, 5.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game across 13 games this season. Fellow guard MaCio Teague is averaging 15.3 points, Davion Mitchell is scoring 11.8 points with 5.7 assists and 2.2 steals and Adam Flagler is putting out 10.1 points per contest for the Bears.