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Villanova vs Baylor 3/27/21 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Baylor Bears vs Villanova Wildcats Odds & Info

Game Baylor Bears vs Villanova Wildcats
Date & Time Saturday March 27, 2021, 5:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Hinkle Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
Latest odds
BAY -6.5 ; Total 139.5
TV Channel
CBS

On Saturday, the Villanova Wildcats play the Baylor Bears in the NCAA Tournament South Region Sweet 16 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Villanova defeated North Texas 84-61 in the second round of the South Region on Sunday. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was the leading scorer for Villanova with 18 points, while Jermaine Samuels Jr. scored 15. Villanova hit 15 shots from 3-point territory.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the leading scorer and rebounder for Villanova with averages of 16.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, while the leader in assists is Justin Moore with an average of 3.0 per game. Villanova has three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Wildcats are scoring an average of 75.5 points per game while shooting 45.0% overall and 35.2% from 3-point territory.

Baylor reached the Sweet 16 by defeating Wisconsin 76-63 on Sunday. Davion Mitchell led the Bears with 16 points and was instrumental in the first half when Baylor held Wisconsin to only 29 points and led by 13 points at halftime. Baylor was dominating on defense in the first half and on offense hit eight of 17 shots from 3-point territory and committed only four turnovers the entire game.

Jared Butler is the leading scorer for Baylor with an average of 16.9 points per game, while Mark Vital is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.7 rebounds per game and Davion Mitchell is the leader in assists with an average of 5.4 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 while shooting 49.3% overall and 41.8% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Villanova is 23-10-1 ATS in its last 34 on a neutral court
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Wildcats last 5 on a neutral court
  • Baylor is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 on a neutral court
  • The OVER has cashed in 12 of the Bears last 14

Free NCAAB Pick:

Baylor Bears -6.5

Baylor is coming off a solid victory over Wisconsin in a game in which the Bears displayed a suffocating defense in the first half to take a double-digit lead. Baylor will use that defense against an undermanned Villanova squad that is missing Collin Gillespie, its second-leading scorer and leader in assists, to force the Wildcats into poor shot selection. Baylor has covered the number in eight of its last 11 played on a neutral court. Final Score Prediction, Baylor Bears win and cover ATS 77-65.

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