20* BYU/Baylor NIT Tuesday No-Brainer on BYU +3
BYU vs. Baylor,
04/02/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 76
Point Spread: +3/-105 BYU
The BYU Cougars are showing excellent value as a 3-point underdog to the Baylor Bears in the NIT Semifinals tonight. I fully expect the Cougars to win this game outright and reach to the Championship Game, but I'll take the points for some insurance.
BYU (24-11) is one of the most underrated teams in the country. After posting double-digit home victories over Washington (90-79) and Mercer (90-71), it went on the road and knocked off Southern Miss (79-62) as a 5-point underdog in yet another blowout.
The Cougars want revenge from a 64-79 loss at Baylor way back on December 21st in their first meeting of the season. "We're not so excited to play Baylor," BYU coach Dave Rose said. "We played Baylor in December and they handled us pretty well."
This has been a much-improved Cougars team since that defeat. You'll get to witness three of the most underrated players in the country in Tyler Haws (21.6 PPG), Brandon Davies (17.8 PPG, 8.1 RPG) and Matt Carlino (11.3 PPG, 4.7 APG) take it to Baylor in this one.
Baylor is 0-7 ATS versus good passing teams, averaging >=16 assists/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons. The Bears are 0-7 ATS versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons. The Cougars are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. These three trends combine for a perfect 18-0 system backing the Cougars. Bet BYU Tuesday.