CappersInfo is back with its Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Baylor Bears picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Friday night tilt.
Second Round NIT Picks: #3 Arizona State Sun Devils @ #2 Baylor Bears
Date: Friday, March 22nd, 8:00 ET
Location: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
Arizona State vs. Baylor Live TV: ESPN2
Second Round NIT Betting Lines
#3 Arizona State Sun Devils +9
#2 Baylor Bears -9
Bettors overreact all the time to things that they see in just one game, and this is another example of a bad line that many are going to bet right into. The Bears came out in the NIT on Wednesday and absolutely laid the smack down on the Long Beach State 49ers, taking a big time first half and parlaying that with an even bigger second half to win their first round game by 46 points. Here’s the problem: Now, a team that really was good enough to be in the NCAA Tournament by itself is coming to town. The Sun Devils were probably ultimately underseeded in this tournament as a No. 3 seed, as they do have some big time wins in the Pac-12, a lot of which incidentally came on the road. Head Coach Herb Sendek and the crew were only favored by a few points on Wednesday against the Detroit Titans, but there was never really a doubt in the second half as to who the better of the two teams really was. The boys from the desert aren’t necessarily going to win this game, but they aren’t going to lose by double digits either. Baylor’s inconsistency is why it wasn’t in the NCAA Tournament this year. That inconsistency will shine through on Friday night.
Arizona State vs. Baylor Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +9.5
Free NIT Predictions: Baylor 73 – Arizona State 69