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Baylor Bears vs. Syracuse Orange Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/27/13

Syracuse Orange (6-0) at Baylor Bears (6-0)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)

The Line: Baylor Bears +4.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds


The Baylor Bears and the Syracuse Orange face off on Wednesday Night in the championship game of the Maui Invitational.

The Baylor Bears pulled out a squeaker on Tuesday as they trailed for most of the game against Dayton but managed to come back for a one-point win. The game came down to the final shot but Dayton was unable to convert on their chance. Cory Jefferson is leading Baylor averaging 12.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Brady Heslip is averaging 12.3 points, Kenny Chery is averaging 12 points and 4.7 assists, and Isaiah Austin is averaging 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. Baylor is averaging 75.7 points per game and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively Baylor allows 66.5 points and their opponents shoot 36.7 percent. Baylor seems to go through lapses during their games, something they likely won’t be able to do in this spot and come away with a win.

Baylor Bears vs. Syracuse Orange Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/27/13

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The Syracuse Orange were tied at the half with the Cal Golden Bears on Tuesday but they pulled away in the second half getting the win and advancing. The Orange were light out from the free throw line converting on 23 of 24 and that really was the difference. C.J. Fair leads the Orange averaging 17 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Jerami Grant is averaging 13.2 points and 7.4 rebounds, Trevor Cooney is averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 steals, and Tyler Ennis is averaging 11.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.7 steals. Syracuse is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents shoot 43.3 percent. Syracuse is ranked seventh in the nation and have played their best basketball of the season the past two games.

Baylor is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 non-conference games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, and 1-4 against the spread against the ACC. Syracuse is 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 10-4 against the spread against the Big 12, and 14-3 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.

I have this one coming in under the total and that's my free pick here though it is just a lean. I have  play on who will cover the spread and I will post that inthe Premium Area as well making it available on the App. 

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