Washington Huskies vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Baylor Bears
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5)
The Baylor Bears (26-4 last season) play the Washington Huskies (15-17 last year) at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday. The spread on this game has Baylor as 5-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Washington heads into this one after finishing with a mark of 15-17 last season. They lost possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad committed 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Washington collected 35.3 rebounds per game and totaled 399 assists over the course of last season, which had them ranked 5th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies shot 32.5% on 3-point shots (220 of 677) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. They averaged 70.6 pts per game (131st in the nation) while connecting on 44.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Huskies forced their opponents into 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 fouls. They were ranked 351st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 442 surrendered last season. The Huskies defensively gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.1% (732 of 1,920) and they surrendered 35.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They gave up 31.2% on 3-point attempts while they were 221st in college basketball in opponents points per game (66.4).
The Washington Huskies faced the Arizona Wildcats and took a loss by a final of 77-70 in their last game. Washington finished the contest with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and converted 3 of their 23 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Huskies made 21 of 24 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 7 dimes for the matchup while earning 9 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Washington let their opponent shoot 39.7% from the field on 23 out of 58. Arizona totaled 18 dimes and 9 steals in this game. On top of that, the Wildcats collected 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Arizona finished shooting 75.9% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 29 tries. They made 9 of 24 attempts from downtown.
Isaiah Stewart is someone who was important for the contest. He recorded 29 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and pulled down 10 boards. Stewart finished 81.8% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Huskies was Marcus Tsohonis. He collected 7 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He finished 50.0% from the floor for this game by going 4-of-8 (14 points). Overall, Tsohonis was on the court for 30 minutes.
Baylor had a win-loss record of 26-4 last season. Baylor accounted for 2,134 points throughout last season (71.1 per contest) and they collected 36.9 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bears hit 42.9% from the field, which was ranked 131st in Division 1. The Bears were responsible for committing 17.0 personal fouls per game and they went 69.0% from the charity stripe. They got an assist 13.8 times per contest (116th in college basketball) and they lost possession via turnover 11.9 times per contest. The Bears were ranked 180th in the country in PPG allowed with 60.1. The Baylor defense gave up 31.1% on 3-point attempts (176 of 566) and opponents knocked down 68.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced 15.2 TO's per game and let teams shoot 39.7% from the field (207th in college basketball). They gave up 11.3 dimes and 33.4 total boards per game, ranking them 224th and 220th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Baylor Bears went home defeated by a final of 76-64 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Bears were able to corral 16 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this game. They rejected 2 attempts while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Mountaineers earned 18 fouls for the matchup which got the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a clip of 58.8%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Baylor knocked down 4 out of 18 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bears ended up shooting 25 for 59 from the floor which had them at 42.4%. The Bears allowed the Mountaineers to make 24 of their 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.2% for the matchup. They went 36.4% from three-point range by going 4 of 11 and finished the game at 24 of 34 at the free throw line (70.6%). Regarding how they rebounded, Baylor permitted West Virginia to pull down 40 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Davion Mitchell played a lot for the Bears in the game. He buried 6 of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Mitchell pulled down 2 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 3 assists for the contest. An additional guy that played a role for Baylor was MaCio Teague. He was able to score 9 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 of 9 from the floor for the matchup. Teague ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+5)
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