Baylor vs Arkansas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 28 (Bears Extend Razorbacks' Road Losing Streak)

Baylor vs Arkansas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 28 (Bears Extend Razorbacks' Road Losing Streak)


Baylor vs Arkansas Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 17 Baylor (15-5) vs. Arkansas (14-6)
  • Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Ferrell Center -- Waco, Texas

Saturday, Jan. 28's NCAA college basketball slate includes a handful of SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchups, including a Ferrell Center clash between the No. 17 Baylor Bears and Arkansas Razorbacks.

Baylor is one of the hottest teams in the Big 12, picking up its fifth straight win with a 75-69 victory over then-No. 9 Kansas earlier this week. Meanwhile, Arkansas has back-to-back victories over Ole Miss and LSU, and now looks for its first three-game winning streak since December.

Can Baylor keep the wins coming on the road? Or will Arkansas stop the Bears streak by extending its own in the process?

Baylor vs Arkansas Odds & Spread

Baylor enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 141.5 points with over set at -115.

Baylor vs Arkansas Betting Trends

  • Baylor's record against the spread is 11-9-0.
  • The Bears are 5-7 as 5.5-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 11 Baylor's games (out of 20) that went over the total this year.
  • Arkansas is 9-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • There have been six Arkansas games (out of 20) that went over the total this season.
Baylor Rank Baylor AVG Arkansas AVG Arkansas Rank
32nd 79.4 Points Scored 75.1 102nd
176th 69.3 Points Allowed 65 65th
176th 32.2 Rebounds 33.2 127th
31st 10.8 Off. Rebounds 8.9 167th
22nd 9.4 3pt Made 5 349th
31st 15.7 Assists 13.2 186th
203rd 12.4 Turnovers 12.8 245th

Baylor vs Arkansas Prediction & Pick

Arkansas has been solid at times this season, but one area of concern is its road play. The Razorbacks have lost all four of their away games thus far, averaging just 69 points with a minus-8.0 scoring margin in those contests.

On the flip side, Baylor is an impressive 9-2 at Ferrell Center, where they score an average of 85.6 points while only allowing 65.3 (plus-20.3 scoring margin). The Bears also have the advantage when it comes to ball security, averaging just 7.7 turnovers over the last three games compared to the Razorbacks' 14.7 over that stretch.

With Arkansas also being 0-4 ATS on the road, I don't t see this game being a close one. Back Baylor to win without breaking much of a sweat.

Final Score Prediction: Baylor: 74 | Arkansas: 67

Baylor vs Arkansas Best Bet

As Arkansas struggles with the spread on the road, I like Baylor's odds of covering as -5.5 favorites today. The Bears are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games and boast one of the better scoring margins in college basketball (plus-10.1, No. 25). Meanwhile, the Razorbacks are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games and constantly lose by multiple possessions on the road.

In other words, don't expect Arkansas to hang with Baylor.

Bet: Baylor -6.5 (-115)

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