It’s a big weekend in the world of college sports, with the conference championship games set to go in football. It can also be a tough weekend for fans, though, especially those who have a severe dose of school pride. What do you do if your college is playing in a conference championship game in football, but also has a big game set to go on the hard court? My guess is that a lot of fans will be either flipping channels or hanging out in an establishment where they can watch multiple sports events at the same time.
It is going to be a crazy weekend in Waco, Texas, as the Baylor Bears football team will be playing the Oklahoma Sooners for the Big 12 Championship at the same time that the Bears basketball team will be hosting the Arizona Wildcats in a game that features a pair of teams ranked in the top 25. This is a big game for both teams, as the winner will almost certainly make a nice move up the rankings. At time of writing, the odds were not yet available, so be sure to check back in.
Arizona vs Baylor 2019 College Basketball Spread & Analysis
- When: Saturday, December 7 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Ferrell Center, Waco
- TV: ESPNU
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Basketball Spread: TBA
Why bet on the Arizona Wildcats?The Arizona Wildcats are currently sitting down in the #12 spot in the rankings with a perfect 9-0 record, but you can bet that they will make a decent move in the right direction with a win on the road against Baylor. These two do not hook up very often, so there is not a lot to go on based on previous meetings, although Arizona did lose the last time they met.
There is, though, a lot to look at in other areas that may be a help when wagering, but none of the trends are very favorable for the Wildcats in terms of the point spread. The positive is that they are unbeaten this season and that they are 6-1 SU in their last 7 meetings with Big 12 opposition. On the downside, they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games overall.
- Total Score: 87.11
- Field Goal Percentage: 52.83
- Three-Point Percentage: 42.86
- Free Throw Percentage: 72.04
- Total Rebounds: 36.22
- Total Score: 64.78
- Field Goal Percentage: 38.66
- Three-Point Percentage: 33.17
- Free Throw Percentage: 70.22
- Total Rebounds: 31.33
Why bet on the Baylor Bears?The Baylor Bears sit 6 spots below Arizona down in #18, but they too will make a nice little move if they can win and improve their season record, which is currently sitting at 6-1. The Bears come into this one n a 5-game winning streak and are getting those wins by playing some fantastic defensive basketball. That has helped Baylor get to a 6-3 ATS record in their last 9 games.
In terms of the point total, things are a little tougher to figure out with this team. In 8 of their last 11, the point total has gone OVER, which would appear to point you in that direction. Things are different against PAC-12 teams, though, as Baylor have seen 6 of their last 7 against them go UNDER.
- Total Score: 79.86
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.18
- Three-Point Percentage: 39.64
- Free Throw Percentage: 71.01
- Total Rebounds: 38.29
- Total Score: 61.86
- Field Goal Percentage: 40.66
- Three-Point Percentage: 33.80
- Free Throw Percentage: 63.81
- Total Rebounds: 31.57
Arizona vs Baylor College Basketball Betting Trends
- Wildcats are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games played in December
- Wildcats are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
- Bears are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
- Bears are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baylor’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific-12 conference
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Arizona vs BaylorArizona are among the highest scoring teams in the country, but will they be able to deal with the Baylor zone defense? I think they will, so I am taking the Wildcats to maintain their unbeaten record.
Score: Arizona Wildcats 79 – Baylor Bears 68