6:30 p.m. ET – No. 12 Oklahoma State vs. No. 2 Baylor (-9) O/U:147.5
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Oklahoma State||+9 (-115)||+345||O 148 (-110)|
|Baylor||-9 (-105)||-445||U 148 (-110)|
The 19-7 No. 5 seed Cowboys take on the 22-1 No. 1 seed Bears on Thursday evening in the Big 12 tournament semifinals. Oklahoma State took down the No. 4 seed West Virginia on Wednesday, 72-69, behind yet another strong performance from star freshman and Big 12 Player of the Year Cade Cunnigham. Baylor had its hands full much more than the Bears anticipated against No. 9 seed Kansas State on Wednesday. However, they made enough plays to secure a 74-68 victory.
Oklahoma State is led by Cunningham, the future NBA lottery pick and possible No. 1 choice in the next draft who leads the Big 12 in scoring with a 19.6 points per game average. Cunningham had 24 points in his only game against the Bears this season, shooting 10-of-19 from the field.
Guard Jared Butler leads Baylor with 17.2 points per game. Butler had 22 points in the first matchup while making 6-of-7 3-point attempts, and backed it up with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field overall in the second meeting. Baylor has gone 15-8 against the spread as the favorite this season.
Baylor is the class of the conference and has the ability to go on a 10-0 run or larger at any given time. Feel comfortable laying the nine points and backing one of the best teams in the country. Then watch Baylor pick up a double-digit win to advance to the Big 12 conference title game.
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