Northwestern State vs Baylor Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 20 (Offenses Come to Play on Tuesday Night)

Larry Rupp
Northwestern State vs Baylor prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Northwestern State vs Baylor prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Rod Aydelotte
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Northwestern State vs Baylor Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Northwestern State Demons (8-3, 4-2 Away) vs. No. 12 Baylor Bears (8-2, 5-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Ferrell Center — Waco, TX
Coverage: Big 12 Network/ESPN+

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Tuesday with an intriguing matchup between Northwestern State Demons and No. 12 Baylor Bears. Northwestern State fell short in a 110-73 loss to Rice on Saturday. Demarcus Sharp led the offense with 18 points (8-of-21 shooting) and 3 assists.

Meanwhile, Baylor took care of business in a 65-59 victory over Washington State on Sunday to extend its winning streak to three games. Freshman Keyonte George was the leading man, logging 19 points as well as 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Jalen Bridges chipped in with a team-high 7 rebounds.

Northwestern State vs Baylor Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: NWST: (+3500) | BAY: (-10000)
Spread: NWST: +26.5 (-110) | BAY: -26.5 (-110)
Total: 156.5 —Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Baylor enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 156.5 points, which is above average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

Northwestern State vs Baylor Prediction & Pick

Northwestern State's loss on Saturday snapped an impressive seven-game winning streak that included a win over a TCU team that is now ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll. The Demons average a solid 74.3 points per game this year, which makes them a threat to win the Southland Conference title.

They are still not match for the Bears, though. Baylor has simply dominated opponents when playing at the Ferrell Center this season. Head coach Scott Drew's team averages 93.6 points per home game (No. 6 in NCAA) on a 51.4% shooting mark. Baylor also allows only 60.4 points per home game.

The Bears are riding a 10-game home winning streak and I trust them to get the job done on Tuesday.

Final Score Prediction: Northwestern State: 70 | Baylor: 92

Northwestern State vs Baylor Betting Trends

- Northwestern State is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six away games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Northestern State's last five games.
- Baylor is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Baylor's last five games.

Northwestern State vs Baylor Best Bet

Northwestern State is 8-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games and Baylor is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games in December. That makes focusing on the point total a better option. The Bears rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while the Demons rank third in field goals attempted per game (66.2).

That means that Baylor is successful at finding the open shot and Northwestern State isn't afraid to chuck up a shot early in the possession. Both of those strategies help the over. The total has hit the over in each of the Demons' last five games as well as in seven of the Bear's last 10 Tuesday games.

Bet: Over 156.5 Points (-105)

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