|2014 March Madness Second Round Odds & Total: Nebraska vs. Baylor|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 21 March 2014 07:30|
Nebraska vs. Baylor Odds
Baylor earned an at-large bid by going 24-11 on the season out of the Big 12. Nebraska earned a rare tournament bid by going 19-12 this season out of the Big Ten. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Baylor is the slight favorite in this game, as the Bears have odds of -3.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total has been set at 131 points (View Matchup). These two are old Big 12 rivals with Baylor winning the last three meetings and Nebraska covering in three of its last four against the Bears.
Baylor went just 13-14-2 against the spread and hit the over 15 times this season. The Bears come into the tournament strong, winning 10 of their last 12. They reached the Big 12 Tournament Championship Game before losing to Iowa State. Baylor averages 75.2 points per game on offense while shooting 39 percent from 3-point land. The Bears allow 68.4 points per game defensively. Baylor is led by Cory Jefferson, who averages 13.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
Nebraska was 20-10 against the spread this season while hitting the under 18 times. The Cornhuskers have won eight of their last 10 coming into this game. Nebraska averages just 67 points per game on offense, but the defense gives up only 64.9 points per game and limits opponents to 31.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The team is led by Terran Petteway, who averages 18.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
These two will face off in the second round of the West Region, today at 12:40PM ET on truTV. The game will be held from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX