Betting on today’s Bears and Cougars game? Catch the action at Marriott Center in Provo, UT, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 155.5 points, and BYU is favored by -3.5 to win at home against Baylor.


The Pick: Baylor Bears +3.5

This game will be played at Marriott Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have BYU winning straight-up, we like Baylor at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Bears Stand a Chance on the Road?

As the Baylor Bears get set to take on the BYU Cougars, they come in as underdogs with a 19-6 record overall. Their record on the road is 4-5, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games on the road.

Coming off a win against West Virginia, the Bears have won two games in a row and have gone 8-4 in Big 12 play. On the season, they have been the underdog five times, going 1-4 in those games.

As the underdog this season, Baylor has gone 3-2 against the spread. On the road, the Bears have an ATS mark of 5-4 this year and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. Over their last three road games, Baylor has a perfect 3-0 ATS record.

This season, the over/under record for Baylor games sits at 13-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.2 points. So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line of 155.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.

In their latest game, Baylor’s offense looked good, scoring 94 points against West Virginia. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 22/30 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is Ja’Kobe Walter, who is averaging 14.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, RayJ Dennis also maintains a PPG average of 13.4 heading into game.

At present, the Bears’ defense is nationally ranked 134th, allowing 70.7 points per game. The Baylor defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 81 points and allowed West Virginia to connect on 8 threes.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Cougars?

BYU enters this game as the favorite, with a record of 18-3 when favored this season. They are 14-2 at home, compared to 4-5 on the road. Over their last three home games, the Cougars have gone 3-0.

After a 93-83 loss to Oklahoma State, BYU’s record stands at 18-7. They have gone 6-6 in Big 12 play, compared to 12-1 in non-conference games. On the season, they are averaging a scoring margin of +21.2 points per game at home.

BYU has an ATS record of 14-10-1 this season and they are 11-5 against the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for BYU games is 12-13, and the average scoring total in their games is 152 points. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this season (149.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 163 points.

The Cougars’ offense finished with 83 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 83.4 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jaxson Robinson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.8. Trevin Knell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.6.

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 88th in the country at 68.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Baylor, the BYU defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, BYU made 20 free-throws vs. the Cougars.