Villanova vs. Baylor Sweet 16 Prediction
One of the more intriguing Sweet 16 matchups on Saturday pits No. 4 Villanova versus No .1 Baylor at 5:15 p.m. ET. Will the top-seeded Bears survive while also covering as a 7.5-point favorite or are the Wildcats the better option for bettors this evening?
621 Villanova Wildcats (+7.5) at 622 Baylor Bears (-7.5); o/u 142
5:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 27, 2021
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Villanova vs. Baylor NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Prediction
The Wildcats are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games as an underdog, are 4-0-1 against the number in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 4-0-1 at the betting window in their last five games when facing a team with a winning record at any percentage. They’re also 17-5 at the betting window in their last 22 NCAA Tournament games and are 23-10-1 ATS in their last 34 neutral site games.
On the other side, the Bears are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a win, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven NCAA tournament games as a favorite and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games coming off an ATS win.
NCAA TOURNAMENT SWEET 16 BETTING PREDICTION: VILLANOVA WILDCATS +7.5