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BYU Cougars home to Bears in NCAAB betting action

Baylor BearsBYU Cougars
Dec 17, 2:00 PM | Marriott Center

Baylor Bears vs BYU Cougars Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Bears travelling to BYU Saturday to take on the Cougars on Saturday.

The Cougars currently sports a 8-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Bears are 8-0 and 2-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 1-1 against the number.

View Baylor vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cougars in this one, they're listed as 2-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 28-rated Baylor taking on the No. 24-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 90-85 win for the Bears on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 77 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 8 at 54.4 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 48.6% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Baylor owns the country's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 41 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 36 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 69-42 winner as they battled Bethune-Cookman at home. The battle between the Bears and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Bethune-Cookman was handed a 69-42 defeat on Wednesday at Ferrell Center.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 61-42 winner as they battled Utah on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 22-point favorite. The Cougars grabbed a 61-42 win over the Utes on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Noah Hartsock at Huntsman Center.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Bethune-Cookman are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Buffalo are 1-0
After playing Utah are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Bears at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games on the road
Baylor is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games

Next up:
Baylor home to Paul Quinn, Monday, December 19
BYU home to Buffalo, Tuesday, December 20