Wildcats vs. Bears Prediction
The 12th-ranked Arizona Wildcats are on the road this afternoon at the 18th-ranked Baylor Bears. Which side will come out on top in the battle of top 25 teams?
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Ferrell Center at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 145 points. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Arizona. Check out our College Basketball Page for the latest info.
Wildcats win Wooden Legacy
Arizona picked up a 73-66 victory over Wake Forest Sunday night in Anaheim to win the Wooden Legacy. The Wildcats (9-0) led 39-33 at halftime and held on from there. Dylan Smith paced Arizona with 20 points in 31 minutes of action on 6-of-9 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. Chase Jeter added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Bears dominate Hawks
Baylor cruised to a 78-46 win Tuesday night at home over winless Maryland-Eastern Shore to improve to 6-1 overall and 3-0 at home. The Bears led 38-21 at halftime en route to the victory. Jared Butler led Baylor with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe. He also accounted for four assists and two rebounds. Devonte Bandoo contributed 14 points, eight boards and three steals off the bench. Matthew Mayer had 12 points and five caroms as a reserve. MaCio Teague added 10 points, seven rebounds and five dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Arizona is 1-7 ATS in its last eight road games.
The Bears are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. Baylor is 1-4-1 ATS in its last six Saturday games.
Baylor has already struggled to live up to its billing at home and now it has to play a ranked opponent at the same time as the Big 12 Conference Championship Game in football? Talk about deflating. Crowd help is real and if the Bears fans don't bring it as much as usual due to attention elsewhere, that could play a major factor. Arizona is playing fantastic basketball right now and I expect a close game. I'll take the points with the Wildcats here as their preparation iover the last week s a bit better than the Bears coming in after facing an 0-10 team.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA WILDCATS +5