Where: Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK
When: Friday, November 8, 9:30 PM. ET.
The Baylor Bears will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Washington Huskies in the Armed Forces Classic on Friday night.
Huskies Looking For The UpsetThe Huskies lost five of their top six scorers last season, which was 80 percent of their offense, and aren’t expected to compete in the Pac-12 this season. Despite what the experts think, the Huskies will be trying to prove that their inexperience is a positive as they go for the upset win over the Bears on Friday night.
Washington was one of the best defensive teams in the country last season. With so many new faces in the lineup, their defense is not expected to be as good as it was last season. However, if they want to beat the Bears, they will need to play well on the defensive end to keep the Bears from going for 100 points again.
The Huskies are also expected to struggle on the offensive end, but the team got some good news last week when the NCAA announced that former Kentucky transfer Quade Green will be immediately eligible to play for the Huskies.
The Huskies will also be relying on Nahziah Carter, who is the most experienced player on the team. He averaged 8.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting last season and will be expected to be a significant contributor this year.
Bears Trying To Even Series With HuskiesComing into this game, the Huskies and Bears have played each other three times, with the Huskies holding the 2-1 edge. The Bears will be trying to take advantage of the opportunity they have and even the series against the Huskies when they play on Friday.
Baylor looked impressive offensively in their first game, scoring 105 points against Central Arkansas. The team shot 56.3 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from three-point range, helping them get the easy win.
Jared Butler led the way for the Bears with 30 points and five assists. MaCio Teague added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Devonte Bandoo finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Baylor also played well on the defensive end, holding the Bears to 61 points. They will be facing a more talented team in Washington, but they will be able to pick up the win if they continue playing well on the defensive end.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Washington is:
- 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
- 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Baylor is:
- 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.