Stanford Cardinal (3-1) vs. Baylor Bears (3-0)
November 20, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Baylor Bears -14.5 / Stanford Cardinal +14.5; Over/Under: +141
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The Stanford Cardinal and Baylor Bears meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ferrell Center. The Stanford Cardinal look for a win to build on their 3-1 start. The Baylor Bears look to get off to a 4-0 start this season.
The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 71 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 7.1 percent shooting. Harrison Ingram is averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Jaiden Delaire is averaging 11.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Michael O’Connell is dishing 1.3 assists and Michael O’Connell is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Baylor Bears are averaging 89.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 55.7 points on 37.3 percent shooting. LJ Cryer is averaging 17.7 points and 2 rebounds, while Kendall Brown is averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds. Matthew Mayer is the third double-digit scorer and James Akinjo is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Cardinal are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 15-7-1 in Cardinal last 23 overall. The over is 16-5 in Bears last 21 overall.
The Stanford Cardinal aren’t a pushover, and they play clean basketball that will allow them to hang around in this spot. However, the Baylor Bears have been winning and covering machines dating back to last season. I’m not in the business to step in front of hot, dominating teams. I’ll lay the chalk with Baylor at home.