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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(10-7) Auburn Tigers vs. #2 Baylor Bears (15-0)
Date: Saturday January 30, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas
Moneyline Odds: N/A
Betting Odds: Baylor -14.5
Betting Total: O/U 153.5
The #2 Baylor Bears hit the road Saturday afternoon for a Big 12-SEC showdown against Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers.
After starting off conference play 0-4, the Tigers have won four of their last five games. Auburn is coming off a major upset at home against Missouri Tuesday as Bruce Pearl’s squad prevailed 88-82.
For Baylor, it’s been nothing but dominance in the 2020-21 season. The Bears won their last contest 107-59 Wednesday, handing Kansas State its largest defeat in school history.
Baylor owns a top-3 offense and defense in the country. The Bears are the top 3-point shooting team in the country, hitting 3’s at a 44 percent. Baylor is the fourth best offensive rebounding team as well and own a 59.2 effective field goal percentage.
Defensively, the Bears force the third most turnovers in the country. Baylor allows opponents to shoot just 31.4 percent from deep and allows just 61.8 points per game.
As a team, Baylor averages 87.5 points per game and has scored at least 77 points in each of their last three games. Jared Butler has been outstanding, as the junior guard is averaging 16.8 PPG and 5.4 APG. Baylor has eight players averaging at least 5 PPG, including guards MaCio Teague and Davion Mitchell.
As aforementioned, the Bears have a lethal 3-point attack. Five different players are shooting over 40 percent from deep.
Auburns calling card this year has been its offense. The Tigers have posted an offensive rating of 104.5 in each of their last six games and have scored 88 points or greater in four of their last six contests.
After missing part of the season due to NCAA eligibility issues, 5-star point guard Sharife Cooper has come out with a vengeance to start his season. Since joining the team January 9, Cooper is averaging 22.3 PPG.
Cooper had a monster game against Missouri and is proving why he will be a top prospect in the NBA. The freshman went for 28 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists. He also got to the free throw line 21 times and drilled 18 of them.
Auburn has the 45th best offense in the country according to Bart Torvik. The Tigers have turned their season around significantly following the return of Cooper.
On the other side, Baylor is putting together one of the best seasons in recent memory. The Bears ran the Kansas State Wildcats off the floor earlier this week, outscoring Bruce Weber’s squad by 28 points in the first half and 20 in the second half.
- Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Bears are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
- Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Under is 9-2 in Tigers last 11 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 7-2 in Tigers last 9 games following a ATS win.
Free Baylor Bears vs. Auburn Tigers NCAAB Prediction:
I have to go with Baylor in this spot. Auburn has played great as of late, but they haven’t played an animal like Baylor. I also like the over at 153.5.
4* Free Baylor Bears vs. Auburn Tigers Betting Pick: Baylor -14.5
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