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Houston vs Baylor 4/3/21 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Baylor Bears vs Houston Cougars Odds & Info

Game Baylor Bears vs Houston Cougars
Date & Time Saturday April 3, 2021, 5:14 PM (EDT)
Location
Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN
Latest odds
BAY -5 ; Total 135
TV Channel
CBS

On Saturday, the Houston Cougars play the Baylor Bears in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Houston defeated Oregon State 67-61 in it's Elite Eight matchup on Monday to punch its ticket to the Final Four. The leading scorer for Houston was Marcus Sasser with 20 points. Houston squandered a 17-point lead but was able to hold off the Beavers down the stretch.

Quentin Grimes is the leading scorer for Houston with an average of 18.0 points per game and Marcus Sasser is the second leading scorer with an average of 13.5 points per game. Justin Gorham is the leading rebounder for Houston with an average of 8.7 rebounds per game and DeJon Jarreau is the leader in assists with an average of 4.4 assists per game. Houston has three players averaging double figures and scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 77.6 points per game.

Baylor reached the Final Four following an 81-72 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in their Elite Eight matchup. MaCio Teague was the leading scorer for Baylor with 22 points. The Bears hit 48.4% of their shots overall and an impressive 53.3% from three-point territory. Baylor committed just nine turnovers while forcing Arkansas into committing 15. Baylor has improved its overall record to 26-2 and continues to have a strong defense allowing an average of only 65.5 points per game.

Jared Butler is the leading scorer for Baylor with an average of 16.5 points per game, while MaCio Teague is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.9 points per game. Mark Vital is the leading rebounder for Baylor with an average of 6.7 rebounds per game and Davion Mitchell is the leader in assists with an average of 5.3 assists per game. Baylor has three players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 84.4 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Houston is 14-6 ATS in its last 20
  • The UNDER has cashed in 13 of the Cougars last 20 on a neutral court
  • Baylor is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 on a neutral court
  • The OVER has cashed in 13 of the Bears last 16

Free NCAAB Pick:

Baylor Bears -5

Although Baylor has an excellent offensive attack averaging 83.0 points per game, the Bears can shut an opponent down with their defense. In four games during the tournament, Baylor has allowed 55, 61, 51 and 72 points. Baylor has covered the number in 10 of its last 13 played on a neutral court and in five of the last six played in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears will contain the Houston offense and score enough against a tough Houston defense to earn the victory. Final Score Prediction, Baylor Bears win and cover ATS 73-66.

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