The Baylor Bears (22-5, 10-4 Big 12) visit the Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-13, 6-8) Monday at Gallagher-Ida Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we look at the Baylor vs. Oklahoma State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Bears picked up a 72-62 victory against TCU at Ferrell Center in Waco on Saturday. It was especially impressive since the win came without starters G L.J. Cryer (foot) and G Adam Flagler (knee) in the lineup. They’re both uncertain for Monday’s contest.
The Cowboys picked up an 82-79 overtime win over Kansas State in their most recent game Saturday in Stillwater. Oklahoma State failed to cover, however, and is now just 2-5-1 ATS across the past eight outings.
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Baylor at Oklahoma State odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Baylor -210 (bet $210 to win $100) | Oklahoma State +170 (bet $100 to win $170)
Against the spread: Baylor -4.5 (-110) | Oklahoma State +4.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 138.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Baylor at Oklahoma State odds, lines, picks and predictions
Baylor 68, Oklahoma State 64
Baylor (-210) will cost you over two times your potential return, and that’s rather risky betting behavior to take them with Cryer and Flagler likely in street clothes. The Bears played with a short bench last time out, but doing so on the road is a much different situation.
Against the spread
Lean to OKLAHOMA STATE +4.5 (-110) plus the points. Yes, the Cowboys are just .500 overall, but Baylor -4.5 (-110) is struggling in the health department. The underdog has cashed in four of the past five meetings, too, so the Cowboys are the better play on their home hardwood.
The UNDER 138.5 (-108) is worth playing in this conference tilt. Cryer and Flagler are two of the top three scorers for the Bears, and if both are sidelined, Baylor could have a difficult time scoring the basketball.
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