Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Badgers vs. Bears CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(17-12) #9 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #1 Baylor Bears (22-2)
Date: Sunday March 21, 2021
Time: 2:40 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Wisconsin +220 , Baylor -275
CBB Betting Odds: Baylor -6.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 136.5
The #1 seed Baylor Bears will clash with the #9 seed Wisconsin Badgers in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The winner will advance to the sweet sixteen to take on either Villanova/North Texas.
The Badgers had an inconsistent season but were able to dominate the Tar Heels in their First Round battle 85-62. The difference all game was 3pt shooting as Wisconsin went 13/27 (48.1%) while North Carolina was only 5/13 (38.5%).
The Bears rebounded from a disappointing loss in the BIG 12 conference tourney with a convincing win over Hartford in their First-Round action 79-55. Senior guard MaCio Teague scored a game high 22 points.
Wisconsin and Baylor last met in the 2014 Sweet 16 in Anaheim, California, when Wisconsin, seeded second, defeated the sixth-seeded Bears, 69-52.
The #9 Wisconsin Badgers’ experience has already been on display in March. They nearly beat Iowa in the Big Ten Tourney and had no problems handling the Tar Heels in a dominating 85-62 win in the opening round on Friday night
Brad Davison was the star in Friday’s win over UNC. The senior guard led the way for the Badgers with his hot shooting going 5-7 from 3pt range and scoring a game high 29 points. along with six boards. Davison is a stellar 12 for 22 from beyond the arc in his last four performances and is posting an average of 10.1 PPG.
The Baylor Bears went through the Big 12 regular season with a 13-1 record, which was by far the best record in the conference. The Bears’ lone blemish during the regular season was a 71-58 loss to Kansas on February 27 as a 4.5 point road favorite. After winning in the first round they were upset by Oklahoma State 83-74 in the conference semi-finals. Macio Teague finished with a game-high 17 points; Mark Vital grabbed 15 boards in the loss.
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 is the fourth-best team in the county, according to KenPom, behind only the other #1 seeds Gonzaga, Michigan, and Illinois.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Baylor is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games
- Baylor is 6-3 ATS against non-BIG 12 teams
- Baylor OVERS are 7-1 in last 8 games
- Wisconsin is 5-0 ATS In last 5 games
- Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in last 5 games
- Wisconsin is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win
Free Wisconsin Badgers 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. Wisconsin has a veteran roster and can’t be underestimated however Baylor is much better than the Badgers first-round opponent, the Tar Heels.
Furthermore, the Badgers lost five out of their last six regular-season games and did not record any notable upset wins. They lost by four or more points in all of their clashes against Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois, so this spread is more than reasonable. Baylor also leads DI with a 42.9% efficiency from three-point territory and the Badgers are below average defending the three as they rank 186th overall in three-point defense.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Baylor -6.5
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