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Dec 4, 9:00 PM | Ferrell Center

Northwestern Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Northwestern Wildcats travelling to Baylor Tuesday to take on the Bears.

Baylor will face the 6-2 Wildcats, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 2-1 favoring the OVER.

View Northwestern vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bears installed as 11-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Bears and the No. 113-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-77 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 109 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Baylor’s No. 63 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Baylor is college basketball's No. 150-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 36 with 8.1 per game.

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Northwestern was a 50-44 loser in its last match at home against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Northwestern suffered a 50-44 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, getting 18 points from Drew Crawford in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

In their last action, Baylor was a 64-55 winner on the road against Kentucky. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Baylor got 17 points from Pierre Jackson en route to a 64-55 victory over Kentucky on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Butler are 2-0
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Lamar are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Bears trends to consider:
Northwestern is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Baylor is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Baylor is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Northwestern home to Butler, Saturday, December 8
Baylor home to Lamar, Wednesday, December 12