The VCU Rams will take on the No. 6 Baylor Bears on Thursday in the semifinals of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis 2021. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET from Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. VCU is 3-2 while the Bears are 5-0.
The Bears are favored by 12.5 points in the latest Baylor vs. VCU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 130. Before entering any VCU vs. Baylor picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Baylor vs. VCU spread: Baylor -12.5
- Baylor vs. VCU over-under: 130 points
What you need to know about Baylor
Baylor can’t say it has nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. It took down the Arizona State Sun Devils 75-63 on Wednesday. Five players on the Bears scored in the double digits: guard LJ Cryer (15), guard Matthew Mayer (14), guard Adam Flagler (13), forward Flo Thamba (11), and guard Kendall Brown (10).
As the defending national champions, Baylor has won 11 straight games dating back to last season. While last year’s title-winning team boasted the second-most efficient offense in the nation, this year’s team revolves around the elite defense. The Bears are fourth in defensive efficiency, are holding opponents to just 37 percent shooting, and rank fifth in the country with 12.6 steals per game.
What you need to know about VCU
As for the Rams, they have more to be thankful for after their contest against the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday. VCU captured a comfortable 67-55 victory. Forward Levi Stockard III (15 points) was the top scorer while VCU’s bench outscored Syracuse’s 23-0.
The Rams are averaging just 54.0 points per game which ranks 357th out of 358 teams. That’s a bad recipe going up against Baylor’s top-five defense. But VCU is no slouch on the defensive end either as it ranks ninth in the nation in defensive efficiency.
How to make VCU vs. Baylor picks
The model has simulated Baylor vs. VCU 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 90 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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