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Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears 03/27/2021 Basketball Betting, Previews & Picks

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Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears 03-27-2021 Basketball Betting Previews & Picks

Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears 03/27/2021 – Villanova Wildcats have come a long way after a successful regular season and they need to square off against the Baylor Bears for their Sweet 16 round. The Wildcats completed first in the Big East Conference play and were successful in the first two NCAA tournament rounds. As for Baylor, they dominated the Big 12 Conference play by securing the top position. Baylor Bears were one of those strong teams with just a single defeat in their conference play. The March Madness betting bracket has been updated as these two teams battle from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears 03/27/2021

When: Saturday, March 27, 5:15 PM ET
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: CBS
Stream: Sofascore

Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears 03/27/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Villanova Wildcats +5.5 (-110) 131.5 o (-110) +195
Baylor Bears -5.5 (-110) 131.5 u (-110) -230
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Villanova Wildcats

Villanova Wildcats are riding a two-game winning streak after their success against North Texas in their last game. The Wildcats scored 84 while their powerful defense restarted the Mean Green to just 61. Villanova won 11 of their 15 conference games and was 18-6 with their overall play. The Wildcats are touching an average of close to 76 points per game with their scoring offense and are shooting at 45 percent. From the three-point radar, they are touching an average of close to 36 percent.

Players to watch: J. Robinson-Earl F (GP 24 MIN 34.3 PTS 16 REB 8.3 AST 2.2 STL 1 BLK 0.6 TO 1.6 FG% 49.5 FT% 72.3), C. Gillespie G (GP 20 MIN 33.4 PTS 14 REB 3.3 AST 4.6 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1.6 FG% 42.8 FT% 83.3), J. Moore G (GP 30 MIN 30.7 PTS 8.4 REB 2.9 AST 3.1 STL 0.7 BLK 0.2 TO 1.6 FG% 43.8 FT% 78.7).

Baylor Bears

Baylor Bears lost the second Big 12 tournament round against Oklahoma State Sooners (83-74). The Bears were expected to win, but they rebounded well in their last two games. In their last outing, Baylor scored 76 and gave up just 63 to Wisconsin Badgers. Baylor’s powerful offense is touching an average of close to 85 points per game. From their field goal attempts, the Bears are touching close to 50 percent and are 41.8 percent from their three-point territory.

Players to watch: J. Butler G (GP 26 MIN 29.9 PTS 16.9 REB 3.3 AST 4.8 STL 2.1 BLK 0.4 TO 3 FG% 47.9 FT% 77.9), M. Teague G (GP 26 MIN 31.4 PTS 16.1 REB 4.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 1.2 FG% 48.1 FT% 85.1), D. Mitchell G (GP 26 MIN 32.9 PTS 14.1 REB 2.7 AST 5.4 STL 2 BLK 0.3 TO 2.6 FG% 52.1 FT% 66.7).

Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Betting Predictions

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Villanova Wildcats

Villanova is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
Wildcats are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
Villanova is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games played in March.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Villanova’s last 17 games played on a Saturday.

Baylor Bears

Baylor is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor’s last 7 games.
Baylor is 18-2 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Baylor’s last 14 games this season.
Baylor is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Big East conference.

Villanova Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Betting Picks

The college basketball predictions 2021 are slanting towards the Bears to win this game and cover the spread. Baylor Bears have a better offensive unit that will outscore the Wildcats with ease. Back Baylor to win and cover.Β 

Moneyline: The ML set for the Bears in this game is -230 and the ML set for the Wildcats is +195.

Spread: Look for a spread of +5.5 (-110) for Villanova and -5.5 (-110) for Baylor.

Totals: Over 131.5 (-110) will go over for Villanova and the same will go under for Baylor.

Score Prediction: 77-65, Bears win.