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#705 Texas State vs.
#706 Baylor
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Texas State Bobcats vs. Baylor Bears

Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX

When: Friday, November 15, 9:00 PM. ET.

The Baylor Bears will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Washington when they take on the Texas State Bobcats on Friday night.

Bobcats Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Bobcats bounced back from their first road loss of the season with a comfortable win over Prairie View in their last game and will be trying to pick up a road win once again on Friday night when they face the Bears.

Texas State scored 103 points in its first game, but the team’s offense hasn’t played as well since, averaging 73 points per game. The offense will face its toughest test of the young season against a Baylor defense that is holding opponents to 64 points per game.

Nijal Pearson led the way for the Bobcats in their win over PV, finishing with 23 points and five rebounds. DeShawn Davidson finished with 11 points and two assists, while Marlin Davis added nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and four steals for the Bobcats.

Texas State is a mixed bag on the defensive end. The team played well against PV and Texas Lutheran, holding both teams under 50 points. However, Air Force dropped 78 points in their win over the Bobcats. They will need to play as they did against the Panthers and Bulldogs if they want to win this game.

Bears Going For Second Win In Three Games

The Bears were upset by the Washington Huskies in their last game, giving them their first loss of the season. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their second win in their last three games when they face the Bobcats on Friday.

Baylor has done a good job offensively, averaging 84.5 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 48 percent from three-point range, but they struggled from the floor in their loss to the Huskies, making only 35 percent of their shots.

Jared Butler led the way for the Bears with 18 points, three rebounds, and four assists. Freddie Gillespie added 11 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and four steals, while Devonte Bandoo added nine points, three rebounds, and three assists for the Bears.

Defensively, Baylor has played well this season, holding opponents to 64 points per game. They gave up 67 points against the Huskies and will need a similar performance to get past the Bobcats on Friday.

Best Bets for this Game

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The Bears are the best bet here because the Bobcats haven’t played well against the spread on the road and are facing one of the top teams in the country coming off a loss, which usually doesn’t end well for the smaller school. The Bobcats are averaging 83 points per game, which is usually impressive, but their numbers are inflated due to the 103 points they scored on Division III’s Texas Lutheran Bulldogs. They have been unable to score more than 75 points since the win and will have a hard time scoring 83 points on the Bears, who are holding opponents to 64 points per game. On the defensive end, the Bobcats are holding opponents to 57 points per game, which is also skewed because of the competition that they have faced so far. Air Force is averaging 75.3 points per game but scored 78 points when they faced the Bobcats, which means that the Bears likely won’t have any problems scoring in this game.

Prediction: Baylor Bears

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The Bears are averaging 84.5 points per game and should be able to score more than their season average against the Bobcats, despite the fact that they are holding opponents to 57 points per game. The Bobcats are averaging 83 points per game but will be held under their season average by the Bears, who are giving up 64 points per game, which will keep the score under the total.

Prediction: Under

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The Bears will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Bobcats in the first half so far, averaging 42 points per game while the Bobcats average 36.5 points per game.

Prediction: Baylor Bears

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The Bobcats and bears are averaging 78.5 combined point s per game in the first half this season and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.