Vanderbilt at Baylor Free CBB Betting Tip

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Vanderbilt at Baylor Free CBB Betting Tip

Last Updated: 2017-03-06

Expect a shootout when the No. 16-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores (6-1) and No. 25-ranked Baylor Bears (5-1) battle it out at Ferrell Center. The game gets underway at 8:00 pm ET on Sunday, Dec. 6 and can be seen on ESU and ES3.

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The Bears had no trouble getting past Prairie View A&M 80-41 on Wednesday. Johnathan Motley led all scorers on the team with 23 points on 11-for-14 shooting. The Commodores, meanwhile, are coming off a 102-52 win over Detroit on Wednesday. Wade Baldwin IV was the game’s top scorer, recording 20 points on 5-for-8 shooting.

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Baylor is a slight two-point favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 140 points. The Bears come into this game 5-1 Straight Up (SU), but 0-2 Against The Spread (ATS). Baylor has been steady from the free throw line, shooting a stellar .762. Expect to see a lot of second-chance opportunities for Baylor in this matchup, which is one of the top rebounding teams in the nation with an average of 14.0 offensive boards per game. The Bears, sporting the 17th-best assist-to-turnover ratio in Division I (1.66), have proven themselves to be an extremely efficient offensive team.

Over on the other bench, the Commodores have records of 4-1 ATS and 6-1 SU. The Commodores rarely make costly errors handling the ball. They have the 20th-best assist-to-turnover ratio in the country at 1.61. Switching gears to the Vanderbilt defense, the Commodores allow very few three-pointers on defense with 5.0 given up per game. They average 6.7 blocks per game, good for fourth in the nation.

This is the first meeting of the season for Baylor and Vanderbilt. The last time they played, Baylor came out on top, bringing its SU record to 1-0 over the Commodores. The Bears also hold the advantage ATS with a record of 1-0.

Predictions: SU Winner – Baylor, ATS Winner – Baylor, O/U – Over

Notes

Vanderbilt is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road.

Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

The Vanderbilt Commodores have a defensive rating of 83.3, fourth-best in the country. The Baylor Bears have a top-tier offense with an offensive rating of 122.4 (ranked 11th).

The Vanderbilt Commodores average 70.5 possessions per game and 1.216 points per possession. The Baylor Bears earn fewer possessions with 70.1, but they score more points with 1.224.

Baylor ranks among the best in the nation in assists at third (22.2 assists per game). Vanderbilt is ranked 87th with 15.4 assists per game.

Vanderbilt, the fourth-ranked team in blocked shots, registers an average of 6.7 per game. Baylor ranks lower at 107th with 4.2.

Vanderbilt is one of the top defensive rebounding teams, ranking 11th. Baylor ranks 41st in offensive rebounding.

Vanderbilt makes an average of 5.6 steals per game. Baylor has a winning 4-1 record when it allows at least 5 steals.

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