College Basketball Picks: Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 14, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-1 all-time against the Baylor Bears when meeting up on a neutral floor, which can't be ignored when making your college basketball picks on Thursday night, with the teams set to meet at the Sprint Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cowboys are 2.5-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 135 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 tournament matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way. 

Baylor Bears

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    The Baylor Bears are coming off an impressive 81-58 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks as 4.5-point home underdogs last Saturday, but they've never won back-to-back games versus top-25 teams.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bears are 6-9-1 against the spread in tournament games over the last two-plus seasons, with the OVER going 12-4 in those 16 contests.  

Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won eight of their last 10 games, including a 76-70 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats as 4.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Cowboys are 10-5-2 against the spread when playing on a neutral floor, with the UNDER going 12-5 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks on Thursday night, as the UNDER is 5-1 in the last six meetings in this series.

    College Basketball Pick: Under 135 

     

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