Baylor Vs Northwestern State: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 20, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 20, 2022

The No. 12 Baylor Bears (8-2) will try to build on a three-game winning stretch when hosting the Northwestern State Demons (8-3) on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Ferrell Center. This contest is at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bears’ (-11250 to win on the moneyline) contest versus the Demons (+2900).

The betting trends in the following article are based off odds valid as of December 20, 2022 at 5:46 PM ET. See the table below for the latest odds on this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Baylor Vs Northwestern State Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Northwestern State (+26)
Total Pick Under (154.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Baylor Vs Northwestern State Stat Rankings

Baylor Avg. (Rank) Northwestern State Avg. (Rank)
82.6 (23rd) Points Scored 74.7 (148th)
68.1 (167th) Points Allowed 75.7 (328th)
35.5 (142nd) Rebounds 33.1 (256th)
12.2 (52nd) Off. Rebounds 13.5 (9th)
10 (15th) 3pt Made 9.6 (28th)
17.7 (14th) Assists 11.2 (318th)
13 (235th) Turnovers 11.2 (81st)

Baylor Vs Northwestern State Betting Trends

  • The Bears are 5-5-0 against the spread this season.
  • Baylor has two wins ATS (2-2) as a 26-point favorite or greater this season.
  • Out of 10 Bears games so far this year, six have hit the over.
  • In six games this year, Baylor and its opponent have combined for more than 154.5 points.
  • Bears games this season have posted an average total of 150.7, which is 3.8 points fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • Northwestern State is 8-2-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Demons are unbeaten ATS (1-0) as a 26-point underdog or greater this year.
  • There have been six Baylor’s games (out of 10) that hit the over this season.
  • So far this year, four Demons games have featured over 154.5 points scored.
  • The over/under for this game is four points higher than the average scoring total for Northwestern State’s games of 150.5.

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Baylor Impact Players

  • Keyonte George leads his squad in both points (16) and assists (4.1) per contest, and also puts up 4.4 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Adam Flagler posts a team-high 5.7 assists per contest. He is also posting 15.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, shooting 50% from the field and 51.8% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game.
  • LJ Cryer puts up 15.3 points, 2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, shooting 46.8% from the floor and 38.3% from downtown with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Jalen Bridges averages 8.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.9 blocked shots.
  • Dale Bonner is averaging 6 points, 3.6 assists and 2 rebounds per contest.

Northwestern State Impact Players

  • Isaac Haney gets the Demons 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. He also delivers 2 steals and 0 blocked shots.
  • Ja’Monta Black is averaging 13.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists per contest, making 41.1% of his shots from the field and 36.7% from 3-point range, with 3.3 treys per contest.
  • Jalen Hampton is the Demons’ top rebounder (6.7 per game), and he averages 7.5 points and 1.1 assists.
  • The Demons receive 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game from Dayne Prim.
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