Illinois vs. Baylor Hoops Prediction
A pair of top-5 teams clash tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN for the Jimmy V Classic Presented by Corona when No. 5 Illinois takes on No. 2 Baylor at 10:00 p.m. ET. With Baylor listed as a 5.5-point favorite and the total sitting at 144.5, what’s the best bet on the board?
711 Illinois Fighting Illini (+5.5) vs. 712 Baylor Bears (-5.5); o/u 144.5
10:00 p.m. ET, December 2, 2020
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Illinois vs. Baylor College Basketball Prediction
Baylor has been highly profitable in a couple of key situations, including when favored at a neutral site. The Bears are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five neutral site games as a favorite, are 6-0 against the number in their last six neutral site games overall, and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a win of more than 20 points. The Bears are also 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games following an ATS win and have covered 11 of their last 16 contests when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
Meanwhile, the Illini are winless at the window in their last four games when facing an opponent with a winning record and are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games when facing a team with a winning percentage that’s above .500. Illinois has dropped six of its last eight neutral site games against the spread as well, and is 2-5 against the number in its last seven games following a win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS -5.5