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Baylor Bears take on Bulldogs in NCAA basketball test

Baylor BearsGonzaga Bulldogs
Dec 28, 8:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Baylor Bears vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

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No. 13 Gonzaga will get back in action following their holiday break on Friday night as they play host to the Baylor Bears in a college hoops betting matchup at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

The Bulldogs and Bears last met back in December 2010, when Gonzaga pulled out a 68-64 road win as a 7.5-point underdog at the sportsbooks. Their previous meeting was in November 2006, when Gonzaga won but didn't cover in a 78-69 home victory.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 8-3 and 3-4 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 11-1 and 6-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 4-4, while the Bears have a 3-3 mark.

View Baylor vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Gonzaga opened as 9-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Bulldogs) and the No. 58 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 92-82 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 99 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 47 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 185-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Bears rate No. 111 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 79-64 winner as they battled BYU at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Bears got 16 points from Pierre Jackson as Baylor ran past BYU 79-64 on Friday at Ferrell Center.

Gonzaga was a 74-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Campbell. Gonzaga cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Campbell out of the gym and running up a 74-52 score at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing BYU are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Oklahoma State are 4-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Bears at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 7 games on the road
Baylor is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Baylor is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Gonzaga is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Gonzaga is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Baylor home to Texas, Saturday, January 5
Gonzaga at Oklahoma State, Monday, December 31