Tigers vs. Bears Prediction
The seventh-ranked Baylor Bears are expected to win handily this afternoon when they host the Jackson State Tigers. Can Baylor win by enough to cover the big spread?
Monday, December 30, 2019
Ferrell Center at 3PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 29-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 136 points. As of Monday morning, 57 percent of public bets are coming in on host Baylor. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tigers hammered by 28
Jackson State lost by a score of 77-49 nine days ago at Memphis to drop to 3-9 overall and 1-9 on the road. The visitors trailed 39-28 at halftime and fell behind further quickly after the break. Tristan Jarrett paced Jackson State with 20 points on 9-of-24 shooting including 1-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also tallied four assists and three steals. Roland Griffin added 15 points and seven rebounds.
Bears dominate Skyhawks
Baylor cruised to a 91-63 victory over UT-Martin 12 days ago in the Battleground 2K19 in Houston to improve to 9-1 on the season. The Bears outscored the Skyhawks 53-33 in the second half to pull away. Davion Mitchell led Baylor with 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range. He also racked up four steals, four assists and three rebounds. Jared Butler contributed 19 points, six assists, three steals and two boards. Macio Teague accounted for 12 points, three caroms and two rebounds. Mark Vital tallied 11 points, two rebounds, two dimes and two steals. Flo Thamba added 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Monday games. Jackson State is 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Bears are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four Monday games. Baylor is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 home games.
The Bears have already played three teams this season outside the top 300 and Jackson State will be the fourth. Baylor defeated each of the first three by at least 28 points and has another huge spread to cover today. With Texas on deck, I could see the Bears easing up in the second half and allowing the Tigers a backdoor cover. Jackson State is battle-tested a little coming off the Memphis game and at least stayed reasonably close for a half. I'm taking a shot at the Tigers staying inside the big number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: JACKSON STATE TIGERS +29