College Basketball Matchup - Baylor Bears USC Upstate Spartans Odds Preview
USC Upstate Spartans vs Baylor Bears Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ferrell Center Monday as host Baylor looks to handle the USC Upstate Spartans in NCAA hoops action.
The Spartans will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 2-4 ATS. USC Upstate is 0-0 on the totals; Baylor is 3-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 197-rated USC Upstate taking on the No. 47-rated Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-73 win for the Bears on Monday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 275 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.3 per game. That compares with Baylor’s No. 103 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Baylor is college basketball's No. 111-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 170 with 6.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, USC Upstate owns the country's No. 243-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 85 in scoring at home.
USC Upstate won its last outing, an 88-77 result against Texas-San Antonio on December 8. The Spartans used a 31-point performance from Torrey Craig to help USC Upstate smack Texas-San Antonio 88-77 on Saturday at G. B. Hodge Center.
In their last action, Baylor was an 85-68 winner at home against Lamar. Isaiah Austin scored 23 points and added 17 rebounds for a double-double, leading Baylor over Lamar, 85-68, on Wednesday at Ferrell Center.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing BYU are 1-0
After playing Lamar are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Spartans at Bears trends to consider:
Baylor is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Baylor is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
USC Upstate at Tennessee State, Friday, December 21
Baylor home to BYU, Friday, December 21