Houston Cougars vs Baylor Bears 04/03/2021 – The Elite Eight round has concluded and the NCAA basketball will now move to its Final Four. Houston Cougars have made it past Oregon State Beavers and they need to take on the Baylor Bears from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Baylor Bears were successful against Arizona Razorbacks in their Elite Eight round and they are all set to take on the Cougars. The 2021 best basketball betting sites have all the odds and predictions available for this important Final Four game. Both teams are coming off a big victory but this is their most important game to make it to the final round.
Houston Cougars vs Baylor Bears 04/03/2021
|When:||Saturday, April 3, 5:14 PM ET|
|Where:||Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana|
Houston, we did it #ForTheCity!
For the sixth time in school history, the Cougars are headed to the Final Four!#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/O0ChNxMBqm
— Houston Men's Hoops 🏀 🐾 (@UHCougarMBK) March 30, 2021
The Houston Cougars defeated Oregon State Beavers in their Elite Eight round with a final score of 67-61. Houston will appear in the Final Four for the first time since 1985. Marcus Sasser tossed in 20 points against the Beavers while Quentin Grimes scored another 18. Houston played well as they ensured to keep their defense tight. The Beavers were unable to do much against Houston’s offense. The Cougars are now riding a hot 11-game winning streak and they seem to be all set to take out the Baylor Bears. However, they will need more support from both ends of their game.
Players to watch: Q. Grimes G (GP 29 MIN 32.7 PTS 18 REB 5.8 AST 2 STL 1.4 BLK 0.3 TO 1.8 FG% 40.8 FT% 78), M. Sasser G (GP 28 MIN 31.6 PTS 13.5 REB 2.6 AST 2.3 STL 1.4 BLK 0 TO 1.2 FG% 37.5 FT% 87.9), D. Jarreau G (GP 30 MIN 28.2 PTS 10.8 REB 5.5 AST 4.4 STL 1.3 BLK 0.6 TO 2.3 FG% 43.7 FT% 71.1).
The Baylor Bears took out Arkansas Razorbacks with ease in their Elite Eight round. Baylor was strong with their offense once again as they tossed in 81 points. From the defensive end, the Bears restricted the Razorbacks to 72. Baylor will appear in the Final Four for the first time since 1950. MaCio Teague tossed in 22 points after going eight for 18 with his shooting attempts. The second-leading scorer was Jared Butler with 14 points while Davion Mitchell tossed in 12. Baylor has an efficient team, but the Cougars are not easy to defeat.
Players to watch: J. Butler G (GP 28 MIN 30.2 PTS 16.5 REB 3.3 AST 4.8 STL 2 BLK 0.4 TO 2.9 FG% 46.7 FT% 76.2), M. Teague G (GP 28 MIN 31.8 PTS 15.9 REB 4.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.8 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 FG% 47.7 FT% 85.9), D. Mitchell G (GP 28 MIN 32.8 PTS 14 REB 2.6 AST 5.3 STL 2 BLK 0.4 TO 2.5 FG% 52.3 FT% 63.3).
Houston Cougars vs Baylor Bears Betting Predictions
Houston is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games.
Cougars are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
Houston is 11-0 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
Houston is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games played on a Saturday.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Baylor’s last 16 games.
Baylor is 18-2 SU in their last 20 games.
Baylor is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games this season.
Bears are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games played on a Saturday.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Baylor’s last 16 games when playing as the favorite.
Houston Cougars vs Baylor Bears Betting Picks
The NCAA Final Four odds 2021 is slanting towards the Cougars to win this game and cover the spread. Houston has been impressive right from the start and they have a great chance to make it to the finals. Back Houston to outscore the Bears.
Moneyline: The ML set for the Cougars is +180 and the ML set for the Bears is -220.
Spread: A spread of +5 (-110) is out for Houston and a spread of -5 (-110) is out for Baylor.
Totals: Look for the total to go over 136 (-110) for Houston and the same to go under for Baylor.
Score Prediction: 76-66, Cougars win.