Bulldogs vs. Bears Prediction
The 18th-ranked Butler Bulldogs carry a perfect record into tonight's road game at the 11th-ranked Baylor Bears. Will Butler suffer its first loss tonight?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Ferrell Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 130.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 72 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Butler. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Bulldogs roll past Gators
Butler raced to a 76-62 victory Saturday over Florida to improve to 9-0 overall and 6-0 at home. The Bulldogs led 35-26 at halftime and continued to pad the lead after the break. Sean McDermott paced Butler with 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-5 at the free throw line. He also accounted for seven rebounds and three assists. Aaron Thompson tallied 16 points, seven assists and four boards. Jordan Tucker had 13 points and three rebounds off the bench. Kamar Baldwin added 12 points and six dimes.
Bears hold off Wildcats
Baylor picked up a 63-58 victory Saturday afternoon at home over Arizona to move to 7-1 overall and 4-0 at home. The Bears led 35-24 at halftime before holding off a Wildcats rally after the break. MaCio Teague paced Baylor with 19 points on 4-of-12 shooting including 2-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 9-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also racked up seven rebounds and two steals. Freddie Gillespie tallied 17 points, 13 boards and five blocked shots. Jared Butler added 13 points and three boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Butler is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 Tuesday games.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Baylor is 4-0 ATS in its last four games versus a team with a winning straight up record.
The Bears are coming off a solid home win over Arizona and now face arguably an even tougher opponent here. The last four Bulldogs wins have have come against top 100 opponents and they have five total wins over top 100 squads. Butler is outstanding on the offensive end and I see it putting forth a tremendous effort here. This one could go down to the wire and I'll take the points.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER BULLDOGS +5