Baylor Bears vs Wisconsin Badgers Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/24/2014
Thursday, March 27, 7:47 PM on TBS
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Opening Lines & Odds - Wisconsin -2.5 -- Over/Under: 137
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The 6th seeded Baylor Bears (26-11) have rolled through the first weekend of the tournament and had fun doing so. Wisconsin (26-7) has defended their #2 seed in their usual patient, meticulous manner. Something has to give at 7:47 ET on Thursday in Anaheim.
The Bears rolled through Nebraska and got their coach ejected in the first round while winning 74-60 and covering the -3.5 spread. In round 2 they beat the likely Wooden Award winner Doug McDermott and Creighton 85-55. Baylor was able to best Nebraska despite shooting 2-13 from the 3-point line but performed much better against Creighton by posting an overall FG% of 63.8. Balanced scoring has been the key with not one player notching over 17 points yet in the tourney.
The Badgers were able to empty their bench in a 75-35 tournament opening win over American by outscoring them 43-13 in the 2nd half. Saturday saw the Badgers take on Oregon as 6 point favorites but come away with an ATS win 85-77. Wisconsin has featured balance on offense with 5 guys scoring in double figures while protecting the ball with single digit turnovers in the 1st two games.
Thursday's game at the Honda Center sees the Badgers as early -2.5 favorites. Both teams are well rested after opening weekend blowouts and the game offers a nice mix of up-tempo Baylor against pace setting Wisconsin.
Baylor is 16-15-1 ATS this season
Baylor is 14-11-1 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin is 18-16-1 ATS this season
Wisconsin is 17-14-0 against the over/under this season
Injuries to Watch
11/08/13 G Allerik Freeman Hand out indefinitely
12/07/13 G George Marshall Concussion has left team
11/18/13 G Riley Dearring None redshirt
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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