Baylor Nebraska Betting Preview, Pick
With an 8-3-1 ATS record in their past dozen games No. 6 Baylor will try to continue paying out on Friday as they take on No. 11 Nebraska in West Region betting action at the books.
Its the first tournament appearance by the Huskers since 1998 and they were small underdogs of 3.5 points at 5Dimes. The total was 131 over at Bovada (where they were offering a $150,000 bracket contest).
Nebraska is 6-3 ATS in its last nine games vs. Baylor. Both teams have been profitable lately (Baylor 8-3-1 ATS past 12 games, Nebraska 14-3 ATS past 17 games).
Odds Shark Computer Pick - 70.0-65.7 Bears
The Bears currently sports a 24-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-15-1 ATS. The Cornhuskers are 19-12 and 20-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 16-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cornhuskers have gone 12-18 against the number.
The Bears - Cornhuskers odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baylor is rated No. 37 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nebraska is at No. 68.
In their last action, Nebraska was a 71-67 loser at home against Ohio State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cornhuskers endured a 71-67 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Terran Petteway at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Baylor lost its last outing, a 74-65 result against Iowa State on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Bears endured a 74-65 loss at the hands of the Cyclones on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Kenny Chery at Sprint Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baylor's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 75.2 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 41 at 64.87 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 45.54% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.
A few Cornhuskers at Bears trends to consider:
Nebraska is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games
Nebraska is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Nebraska's last 12 games
Nebraska is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Baylor
Baylor is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Baylor is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Baylor is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Nebraska
Baylor is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nebraska