The Cougars and Bears will meet on Saturday, April 3 at 5:14 pm ET. Tipoff will be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Also, see other Final Four pick for Saturday as the #11 UCLA Bruins take on the #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs at 8:34 pm ET. That game will also tip off at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Houston vs Baylor Pick – Stats
In just about all other statistical categories, the Bears are dominant. Baylor top Houston in average points scored (83.0 PPG to 76.6 PPG), field-goal percentage (48.6% to 43.7%), and three-point success rate (41.8% to 36.1%). The Bears also have the lead in assists (16.6 APG to 14.1 APG) and steals (9.0 SPG to 8.1 SPG).
Baylor is loaded with backcourt players who can knock down threes at a rate of 39 percent or better. From downtown, five Bear guards are sharpshooters. Jared Butler leads the group with 16.6 PPG. He’s also averaging 4.7 APG. Davion Mitchell, who is averaging 5.3 APG, is scoring 14.1 PPG. Mitchell is a 52.2% field-goal shooter. Also, in the backcourt, MaCio Teague is scoring 15.7 PPG. Also, he’s taking in 4.1 RPG. Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua is the go-to guy under the rim. He’s averaging 6.2 PPG and 5.0 RPG.
Houston vs Baylor Pick – Final Thoughts
Our Houston vs Baylor pick certainly acknowledges the Cougars’ ability on both ends of the court. They can score and defend. However, Baylor is the deeper team. Their scoring chops are highly refined. In this Final Four matchup, we do like the Baylor Bears ar -5.0 (-101).
#2 Houston Cougars vs #1 Baylor Bears
Baylor Bears at -5.0 (-101)