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NCAA hoops odds preview - Baylor vs. Northwestern

Baylor BearsNorthwestern Wildcats
Dec 4, 4:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Baylor Bears vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northwestern and Baylor on Sunday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 3-1 ATS. Baylor is 1-0 on the totals; Northwestern is 4-0.

View Baylor vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wildcats as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 80-rated Baylor taking on the No. 157-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 91-82 win for the Bears on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 69 nationally ranked offense (75.4 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 38 at 58.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 47.3% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Baylor won its last outing, a 90-54 result against Prairie View A&M on November 29. The Bears blew out Prairie View A&M on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 90-54 win at Ferrell Center.

Northwestern was a 92-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miss Valley State. The Wildcats blew out Miss Valley State on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 92-67 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Bethune-Cookman are 1-0
After playing Prairie View A&M are 7-0
After a win are 6-4

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Miss Valley State are 0-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baylor's last 8 games on the road
Baylor is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Baylor is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Baylor home to Bethune-Cookman, Wednesday, December 14
Northwestern home to Texas Southern, Thursday, December 15