Betting on today's Bears and Cowboys game? Catch the action at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK, as the Cowboys hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bears are favored in this Big 12 conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 147.5 points.

BAYLOR BEARS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +5.5

This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Not only will Oklahoma State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Baylor Have a Shot at a Road Win?

After starting the season with a perfect 9-0 record at home, the Baylor Bears have gone 1-2 on the road and are favored by 5.5 points today against Oklahoma State. So far this season, Baylor is 11-2 overall and has won two straight games.

In their last game, the Bears faced off against Cornell and came away with a 98-79 victory. Over their last 10 road games, Baylor is just 5-5.

As the favorite this season, Baylor has gone 7-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bears are 7-3 ATS. However, their ATS mark on the road this year is 0-3 and they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.

So far this season, Baylor's over/under record is 8-4. In their games, the average scoring total is 157.8 points compared to an average over/under line of 150.2, resulting in an average margin of 7.7 points. Today's over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 159 points.

Baylor is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 98 points versus Cornell. This output is higher than their season-average of 89.2 points per game. On the offensive front, the Bears have a season-long field goal percentage of 52%, ranking 16th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 22nd in terms of percentage and 25th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Bears' defense is nationally ranked 110th, allowing 69.3 points per game. Baylor's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Cornell offense to knock down 55% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.

Will the Cowboys Defense Show Up at Home?

Coming into today's game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 8-5 overall and are currently on a four-game winning streak. So far this season, the Cowboys have gone 7-3 at home and have an average scoring margin of +11.1 points per game at home.

In their last game, the Cowboys took on Chicago State and came away with a 72-53 victory. Over their last 10 games at home, Oklahoma State has gone 7-3.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma State has gone 0-1 vs. the spread. For the year, the Cowboys are 4-8 ATS. At home, their ATS mark is 4-6, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, Oklahoma State is 4-6.

So far this season, the over/under record in Oklahoma State games is 7-5 and the average over/under line in their games is 140.7. Today's over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year (142.4) and in their last three games (142). This year, eight of their games have finished with more points than today's line.

The Oklahoma State offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Chicago State. They posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% and connected on 8 threes. Offensively, the Cowboys hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 140th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 78th in terms of percentage and 28th in three-pointers made.

The Cowboys' defense is presently ranked 65th nationally, allowing an average of 66.0 points per contest. Against Chicago State in their most recent game, the Oklahoma State defense gave up a total of 53 points while allowing Chicago State to hit 48% of their shots.