BYU vs. Baylor NIT Final Four Picks & Predictions 4/2/13

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The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Tuesday night. The Baylor Bears and BYU Cougars will have it the NIT Final Four, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.

NIT Final Four Picks: #3 BYU Cougars vs. #2 Baylor Bears
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
BYU vs. Baylor Live TV: ESPN

NIT Final Four Betting Lines
#3 BYU Cougars +3
#1 Baylor Bears -3
Over/Under 152.5

What really makes this game interesting on Tuesday night is that both of these teams are going to be poking holes in the other team’s weaknesses. Baylor has a guard in G Pierre Jackson that there just isn’t anyone that has the speed to keep up with him on the other side of the court. Jackson has had two straight double-doubles, and he has put up at least 20 points and at least 13 assists in each of those games. There isn’t a better shooter on the court than G Brady Heslip either. Heslip knocked down 12 triples in his first two games of the NIT, and he is largely known as one of the streakiest shooters in America. However, BYU is going to counter with a big man on the inside in F Brandon Davies and a lanky penetrating guard in G Tyler Haws that both can cause tremendous amounts of damage to opposing defenses. Baylor’s won be an exception. That being said, knowing that we have to pick a side in this one, we want the Bears. BYU was never really a team that figured to be anywhere near the NCAA Tournament this season, and every time it ran into some of the biggest and best teams in America, it failed. Its only massive win of this tournament came against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, and that Southern Miss outfit never beat a big time team in its own right all season long. Baylor has played with the big boys, and it knows how to get the job done, and we expect that it will do just that on Tuesday to move to the NIT Final.

BYU vs. Baylor Pick: Baylor Bears -3
NIT Final Four Predictions: Baylor 88 – BYU 79

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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