Baylor Bears at Arizona Wildcats Free Prediction


The Arizona Wildcats (7-3) will be at home in the McKale Memorial Center when they take on the Baylor Bears (5-3). Action begins at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN2.

Baylor Bears vs. Arizona Wildcats ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Wildcats had no trouble getting past the Houston Baptist Huskies, 90-60, while the Bears lost a close one to the Texas Southern Tigers, 72-69.

Arizona played a nearly perfect contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.491 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.544. For those same stats, Houston Baptist was 0.159 and 0.355, respectively. Baylor, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.7 vs. 38.7). Arizona rallied around Brandon Randolph, who finished with 25 points. King McClure played a pivotal role for Baylor with 23 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Brandon Williams has really been playing well as of late for Arizona, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Baylor might have a difficult time creating turnovers. Since last season, Arizona ranks 49th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.5 percent), while Baylor has forced the 243rd-most turnovers (18.0 percent).

Baylor Bears vs. Arizona Wildcats Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Arizona, ATS Winner – Arizona, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Baylor ranks 19th in blocks per game (4.9) while Arizona ranks 180th (4.0).
  • The Bears rank 78th in rebounds per game (37.9) while the Wildcats rank 130th in rebounds allowed per game (30.3).
  • Arizona ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (5.8) while Baylor ranks 69th (5.7).
  • The Wildcats rank 44th in assists allowed per game (12.3) while the Bears rank 173rd (14.0).
  • Arizona ranks 128th in three pointers attempted per game (19.3) while Baylor ranks 242nd (18.9).