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#625 Butler 130.5 vs.
#626 Baylor -5
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Butler Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears

Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX

When: Tuesday, December 10, 9:00 PM. ET.

The Baylor Bears will be going for their seventh consecutive win when they take on the Butler Bulldogs in a battle between two top 20 teams on Tuesday night.

Bulldogs Going For 10th Consecutive Win

The Bulldogs are off to a perfect start this season, winning their first nine games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Bears, which will give them their 10th win in a row and first win over a ranked opponent this season.

Butler is averaging 71.7 points per game, shooting 49 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. The team finished with 76 points in its win over Florida and will need another good offensive performance to beat the Bears.

Sean McDermott led the way for the Bulldogs with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Aaron Thompson finished with 16 points, four rebounds, and seven assists, while Jordan Tucker added 13 points and three rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Butler is one of the best defensive e teams in the country, holding opponents to 56.2 points per game, which is ninth. They held the Gators to 62 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort to beat the Bears on Tuesday.

Bears Going For Third Win Over Ranked Team

The Bears have played well so far, winning seven of their first eight games of the year. They also have two wins against ranked opponents this season and will be trying to pick up their seventh win in a row and third win over a ranked opponent when they face the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

Baylor has played well offensively, averaging 77.8 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. They finished with 63 points in their last game and will need to play better offensively if they want to beat the Bulldogs.

MaCio Teague led the way for the Bears with 19 points and seven rebounds. Freddie Gillespie finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks, while Jared Butler added 13 points and three rebounds for the Bears.

Baylor has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 61.4 points per game. They held the Wildcats to 58 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get past the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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This will be an exciting matchup between two teams that have played well against the spread. The Bears are coming off a win over 12th-ranked Arizona, giving them their second win over a ranked opponent this season, which is something the Bulldogs haven’t done. However, Butler is the pick here. The Bulldogs are one of the best defensive teams in the country, holding opponents to 56.2 points per game. They also haven’t given up more than 67 points in a game this season, which spells trouble for the Bears, who are averaging 77.8 points per game. Even though the Bears are holding opponents to 61.4 points per game, the Bulldogs, who are averaging 71.7 points per game, will frustrate them defensively because they have three players that score in double digits and also do a great job shooting from distance, led by Sean McDermott, who is making 45 percent of this three-pointers. With the Bulldogs shooting a better percentage from the field and playing better on the defensive end, they are the best bet.

Prediction: Butler Bulldogs +5

Full-Game Total Pick

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Defense will be the key to success in this game, which means it won’t be a high-scoring affair. The Bulldogs are holding opponents to 56.2 points per game, and are facing a team that is averaging 76 points per game in its last three games, which means they will likely keep the Bears under 70 points in this game. The Bears have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 61.4 points per game. With the Bulldogs averaging 71.7 points per game, the Bears should be able to keep them under their season average, which will help keep the score under the total. The Bears have played under the total in their last eight December games, while the Bulldogs have played under the total in their last five games against Big 12 teams.

Prediction: Under 130

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Bears will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Bulldogs in the first half of their last three games, averaging 37 points per game while the Bulldogs average 31.7 points per game.

 

Prediction: Baylor Bears

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The Bears and Bulldogs are averaging 68.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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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.