Off back-to-back straight up losses to Iowa State and Kansas, Baylor will be well prepared for this Big 12 war. Before Monday’s loss to the Jayhawks inside the Ferrell Center, the Bears had won 15 straight in Waco. It’s time to start a new streak.
Even though BU owns a dismal 7-24 SU in this series against Oklahoma State dating back to 1992, the Bears have dominated the Cowboys in their last four visits posting a solid 4-0 SU (2-2 ATS) record. Baylor has been tough at the Ferrell Center too checking in off two or more straight up losses posting a strong 29-15-2 ATS mark including a stunning 25-7-1 ATS facing a foe that sports a won/loss percentage less than .785!
After suffering a pair of losses of its own, Oklahoma State rebounded with a home win over Iowa State in overtime on Wednesday night. Don’t be surprised when the Cowboys revert back to their losing ways here. Surprisingly, as an underdog taking the floor without revenge of any kind, OSU has struggled something fierce notching an ugly 22-48-1 ATS record including a shocking 12-32-1 ATS in this role checking in with momentum off a straight up win. With those two parameters applied and State facing an opponent that carries a won/loss percentage of .800 or less, this team trend crashes to a woeful 3-19 ATS!
There is a rare college system that supports head coach Scott Drew’s troops here too. Since the 1990-91 season, conference home favorites holding a won/loss percentage greater than .620 are a nearly perfect 15-2 ATS provided they failed to cover as a home dog last, a road dog two games back and enter this contest off a blowout loss of 10 points or more. It should be noted that favs priced at -6′ or less in this role are a perfect 9-0 SU and ATS!
Defensively, BU is ranked second in rebounding (29.2), third in scoring (60.9) and fifth in field-goal percentage (47.6). Off a 15-point loss to the Cyclones and 20-point home loss to the Jayhawks, the Bears will come out of hibernation here and get the job done. Take Baylor. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.