The Wisconsin Badgers have advanced to the second round of the 2021 March Madness by beating a blue blood in the form of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Up next for them is a bigger task, as the No. 1 seed Baylor Bears are waiting for the Badgers. Will the Badgers score a giant upset that they are capable of pulling off? Or will the Bears win and book a spot in the Sweet 16? Check out our preview of the Wisconsin-Baylor game below.
Betting Preview for the Wisconsin Badgers vs Baylor Bears NCAA College Basketball Game on March 21 2021
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:40 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (+6)
Record: 18-12 Overall / 10-10 Conference
Wisconsin has been a bit of a forgotten team due to losses in the regular season, especially late in the Big Ten play. The same people who underestimated the Badgers in the first round of the 2021 March Madness are surely kicking themselves, as Wisconsin scored a dominant 85-62 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, 85-62. The Badgers played sticky defense and controlled the game with the help of their rebounding, allowing North Carolina to score just 0.94 points per possession. Wisconsin also got hot from deep, hitting 13 threes on 27 attempts. The Badgers need that kind of shooting to keep up with Baylor, while also slowing the game down to frustrate and take the Bears out of their element and rhythm.
Wisconsin is 2-0-1 against the spread in its last three games.
Betting on the Baylor Bears (-7)
Record: 23-2 Overall / 13-1 Conference
Baylor lost in the Big 12 tournament title game to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but the Bears made sure to rebound the best way possible, as they tore the Hartford Hawks apart in a 79-55 win in the first round of the 2021 March Madness. As usual, the trio of Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell spearheaded Baylor’s offense. The Bears finished with 11 made threes on 33 attempts. Baylor isn’t going to stop shooting the long ball against any team. After all, the Bears are the top 3-point shooting team in the nation. They are making 41.4 percent of their shots from deep and are third in KenPom’s adjusted defensive efficiency with 122.9 points per 100 possessions. The Bears are also third nationally with a 57.1 effective field goal percentage.
The over is 4-1 in Baylor’s last five games overall.
Baylor wins 75-69.
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