Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Razorbacks vs. Bears CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(25-6) #3 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. #1 Baylor Bears (25-2)
Date: Monday March 29th, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Arkansas +240 , Baylor -280
CBB Betting Odds: Baylor -7
CBB Betting Total: O/U 149.5
The #1 seed Baylor Bears will clash with the #3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks in the South Region Elite Eight Monday night. The winner will advance to the Final Four to on either #2 Houston or the cinderella #12 Oregon State.
Arkansas is playing in their first Elite Eight since their last appearance in 1996. The Razorbacks have made it here after winning two straight wire to wire victories over Texas Tech and Oral Roberts.
Baylor was tested for the first time this tournament on Saturday as they were down 7 at half to Villanova but shut the door in the second half. The Bears won 62-51 which continues their streak of double digit wins.
The winner will advance to play in the Final Four against either #2 Houston or #12 Oregon State with a spot in the national championship on the line.
Arkansas has been tested throughout the tournament as they have won the last 2 games by just 2 points in each game. On Saturday the Razorbacks were down by 7 to the #15 Oral Roberts Eagles but were able to do just enough to win 72-70. Max Abmas scored a game high 25 points but was unable to hit the game winning 3 pointer as time expired.
The Razorbacks rode Jalen Tate as he recorded a team high 22 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. Arkansas struggled from 3PT-range going just 1-9 and will need to improve on that number if they want to beat Baylor.
Moses Moody continues to look every bit the part of an NBA lottery pick in the upcoming draft, leading the team with 17.4 ppg and averaging nearly 6 rpg from the backcourt. Forward Justin Smith is second on the team in scoring with 13.6 ppg and a team high 7.1 rpg. Smith had a monster performance in the previous game with 29 points on 9-17 shooting and 13 rebounds for a double double.
Baylor has looked dominant in the first three rounds and worthy of their #1 seeding. On Saturday, the Bears won 62-51 but had to overcome a 7 point halftime deficit. Baylor had to do what they have done best all year which is locking down defensively as they were able to force 16 Wildcat turnovers.
Adam Flagler finished with a team-high 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting in just 23 minutes off the bench.
For the season, All-American junior Jared Butler leads the team with 17.1 points and two steals per game, followed by honoable mention All-American Macio Teague with 16.2 ppg and 3rd team All-American Davion Mitchel follows with 14.1 points and a team-best 5.4 assists per game. Mark Vital averages 6.0 ppg and 6.8 rebounds on the season but has averaged 13.3 boards over the last three contests.
Baylor was the fourth-best team in the county according to KenPom entering the tournament behind only the other #1 seeds Gonzaga, Michigan, and Illinois but have jumped up to the two spot behind Gonzaga to win it all.
CBB Betting Trends
- Baylor is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games
- Baylor is 10-3 ATS against non-BIG 12 teams
- Baylor OVERS are 8-2 in last 10 games
- Razorbacks are 2-6 ATS last 8 NCAA tournament games
- Under is 5-1 in Razorbacks last 6 overall
- Under is 6-3 in Razorbacks last 9 tournament games
Free Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Baylor Bears NCAAB Prediction:
Baylor is one of the favorites to win the tournament and for good reason. They can beat foes with offense, rebounding, and defense. Arkansas has a veteran roster and can’t be underestimated however Baylor is simply playing at a different level than the Razorbacks.
Arkansas has struggled with inferior opponents and Baylor is not a team that will give you second chances. Baylor is playing like their former selves and are determined to make it to the Final Four. I’m backing the veteran Bears lineup.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Baylor -7
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