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UNDER Trending Ahead of Yale-Baylor

You’ll have to excuse the No. 12 Yale Bulldogs if they’re looking a little out of place ahead of their Round of 64 matchup with the No. 5 Baylor Bears. Thursday’s contest will mark the first time the Ivy League school has been in the NCAA Tournament since 1962. Sportsbooks are expecting the Bears to show their experience, opening them as 5.5-point favorites for the affair.

Shark Bites
  • Yale is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games.
  • Baylor is 1-5 SU in its last six games in March.
  • Yale is 0-4 SU in its last four games against the Big 12.

The UNDER is trending ahead of this one. Each of Baylor’s last four games have gone below the closing total, while Yale is 0-4 O/U in their previous four as underdogs.

Yale, who is making just its fourth NCAA bid in school history, will be forced to be without one of its top players in Jack Montague. Montague was expelled from the school last month.

The winner of the game will be forced to face either fourth-seeded Duke or No. 13 UNC-Wilmington in the Round of 32.

Click here for a history of the No. 5 vs. No. 12 matchup.

Yale Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 22-11 and 12-14-1 ATS Baylor Bears will face the 22-6 Yale Bulldogs, who own a 11-6-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Baylor Bears are 15-12 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Yale Bulldogs are 11-8.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Baylor Bears at No. 89 and the Yale Bulldogs at No. 12 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baylor's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 77.15 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 13 at 63.14 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 46.67% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs grabbed a 71-55 win over the Lions on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Makai Mason at Levien Gym.

Baylor got 14 points from Al Freeman but lost anyway, 70-66, to Kansas on Friday at Sprint Center.

Betting Trends
  • Yale is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games