Lamar Cardinals vs Baylor Bears Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Cardinals of Lamar hit the hard court against the Bears of Baylor.
The Bears sport records of 5-3 and 2-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 1-8 and 1-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Bears and 0-1 for the Cardinals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 47 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 336 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 78-47.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinals is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Baylor’s No. 110 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Baylor is the No. 166-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Lamar rates No. 348 at 2 per game.
Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 267-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 105 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Lamar was a 77-60 loser on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. The Cardinals endured a 77-60 loss at the hands of the Ragin Cajuns on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Rhon Mitchell at Cajundome.
Baylor was a 74-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Baylor got 18 points from Pierre Jackson but lost anyway, 74-70, to Northwestern on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Northwestern are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Bears trends to consider:
Baylor is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Baylor is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Lamar at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, December 15
Baylor home to USC Upstate, Monday, December 17