Butler Bulldogs at Baylor Bears
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 10, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Baylor Bears -5.0 . Total 130.5
The 18th ranked Butler Bulldogs are on the road for a battle with the 11th ranked Baylor Bears. The Bulldogs are (9-0), coming off a 76-62 win over Florida. The Bears are (7-1), after knocking off the 12th ranked Arizona Wildcats, 63-58.
In the Bulldogs win over Florida, Butler was led on offense by Aaron Thompson. Thompson collected 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists in the game. The Bulldogs shot 52% from the floor and 45% from 3-point range. The Bulldogs out rebounded the Florida Gators, 28 to 25. The Bulldogs were solid on defense, holding the Gators to just 23% from 3-point range. Both teams had 10 turnovers on the night.
In the Bears win over Arizona, Baylor was guided throughout the game by Freddie Gillespie. Gillespie recorded a double-double in the game, finishing with 17 points and13 rebounds. The Bears shot 30% from the floor and 25% from distance. It was the Baylor defense that won the game, holding the Wildcats to 27% from the floor and 11% from deep. The Bears led by 11 points at the half, but Arizona came clawing back and the Bears were able to hold on.
Recent Betting Trends:
Bulldogs are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Bulldogs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The under is 6-3 in Bulldogs last 9 games.
Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Bears are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The over is 12-6 in Bears last 18 games.
The Butler Bulldogs have some quality wins on their resume, but none would be better than a win over Baylor on the road. Baylor has big resume boosting wins over, Arizona and Villanova. The Bulldogs have struggled when playing on the road in recent games and have played just 1 road game thus far on the season. The Bears are allowing less than 60 points per game when at home and are averaging over 80 on offense. Butler will have their hands full, but should be able to keep pace for most of the game. The Bulldogs in their own mind boast a very good defense, giving up just over 56 points per game. Offensive rebounding ability of Baylor will end up giving them the edge. Final score prediction, Baylor wins but the total goes under, 64-61.