The No. 2 Baylor Bears will look to add to their fantastic record when they host the Auburn Tigers in a non-conference game this coming Saturday. Check out our preview of this game along with the odds and predictions of the winner and final score.
Betting Preview for the Auburn Tigers vs Baylor Bears NCAA College Basketball Game on January 30 2021
Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
When: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TBA
Betting on the Auburn Tigers (odds)
Record: 10-7 Overall / 4-5 Conference
Auburn has gone back-to-back, as the Tigers defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks on Jan. 23 (109-86) and the Missouri Tigers on Jan. 26 (88-82). Auburn is now 4-1 straight up in their last five games, with the only loss over that stretch coming at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road on Jan. 20 (75-73). The win over the No. 12 Missouri was a huge one for Auburn, as it gave the latter a Quadrant 1 victory, boosting its chances to clinch an at-large berth in the Big Dance. Auburn shot just 41.8 percent from the field in the Mizzou game but hit 36 of 44 free-throw attempts. Being aggressive and fishing for fouls could work in Auburn’s favor again against Baylor, which plays sticky defense. Auburn is averaging 78.8 points per game, while allowing 74.3 points per contest. Sharife Cooper, who had 28 points against Mizzou, leads Auburn with 22.3 points per contest.
Auburn is 3-0 against the spread in its last three games overall.
Betting on the Baylor Bears (odds)
Record: 14-0 Overall / 7-0 Conference
Baylor is undefeated as of this writing, The Bears have a date with the Kansas State Wildcats in Waco this Wednesday before taking on the Tigers on Saturday, but objectively speaking, Baylor should be able to trample KSU with ease. Baylor last saw action on Jan. 23, when the Bears defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater, 81-66. Baylor’s defense caused all sorts of trouble for the Cowboys, who committed 16 turnovers and shot just 42.6 percent from the field. That’s what Baylor’s defense has been known for this season. The Bears are allowing just 62.0 points per game, while forcing 18.8 turnovers per contest, 16th and sixth in the nation, respectively. Baylor has a potent offense as well. The Bears are hitting 42.6 percent of their 3-point attempts, heading into the Kansas State game.
Baylor is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven non-conference games.
Baylor wins, 85-69.
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