Baylor Vs. Arkansas: Elite 8 Betting Odds, Trends, Picks

  • The Baylor Bears are heavily favored to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks with -380 odds.
  • There is an 8-point spread on the game in favor of Baylor.

INDIANAPOLIS - The stage is set for the South Region final as it will feature the number one seeded Baylor Bears going up against the number three seed, Arkansas Razorbacks in the Elite 8.

Online sportsbooks currently have the Baylor Bears going into the game seen as the heavy favorites to beat Arkansas with an 8-point spread leaning in their favor.

Elite 8: Baylor Bears Vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Odds

  • Moneyline: Baylor (-380) vs. Arkansas (+290)
  • Spread: Baylor -8
  • Total: 148.5 Points

Baylor Bears To The Final Four?

Starting with the moneyline, Baylor’s college basketball odds are seen as the heavier favorites to win the game and rightfully so as they are the higher seed and have proven time and time again during the regular season and in the tournament that they are one of the elites in the country. Not to take anything away from Arkansas as they have been an explosive team in the tournament, but Baylor might just be too deep of a team for them to keep up with.

Also, Baylor is in a much tougher basketball conference than Arkansas as the Big 12 was easily one of the hardest conferences in the country this season. At the end of the season, the Big-12 had six teams ranked in the AP top 25 while the SEC only had two. That being said, Baylor should be able to move on here in this one.

Moneyline Pick: Baylor

Arkansas’s Ability To Cover The Spread

Moving on to the spread, it should be no surprise that Baylor is favored on the spread, however, an 8-point spread could be hard to get behind. Baylor has gone 17-10 on the season against the spread, and has been great in March Madness as well as they have gone 4-1 against the spread in their last five tournament games. However, in their last five games following a win against the spread, they have gone 1-4 ATS.

Arkansas, on the other hand, has done a great job against the spread this season as well as they have gone 19-10-1 overall on the year. They have gone 7-2 ATS in their last nine games when facing a team with an above .600 record and 8-2 against the spread when facing teams with a winning record overall. Also, in their last 11 games following a straight-up win, they have gone 8-3 against the spread. With that, Arkansas is hot against the spread and should take the wide margin to their advantage.

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Spread Pick: Arkansas +8

High Scoring Affair

The total in the game could be seen as set a bit high, but when looking into both teas scoring stats, it is right where it needs to be. Both teams score north of 80 points per game which combined could hit the over.

Backing the Over up, even more, is that in Baylor’s last 15 games overall, the Over has gone 12-3. Looking at Arkansas last 12 games as an underdog, the Over has gone 9-3.

Being that both teams have been able to hit the Over more often than not in their recent games, they could look to overcome the Under trend in March Madness this year by hitting the Over.

Total Pick: Over 148.5