Our official Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Baylor Bears pick is here at Cappers Info, as two great teams get set to square off on the college basketball odds in the NIT Finals. Join us for all of the great NCAA basketball predictions for what should be another great game on the college basketball schedule tonight!
NIT Finals Picks: #3 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #2 Baylor Bears
Date: Thursday, April 4th, 9:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Iowa vs. Baylor Live TV: ESPN
NIT Finals Betting Lines
#3 Iowa Hawkeyes -1
#2 Baylor Bears +1
Iowa and Baylor clearly took two very different paths to reach the NIT Finals, and it is clear that whichever team wins this game is going to be worthy of leaving Madison Square Garden with some hardware in tote. The Hawkeyes have made it here on the back of their defensive game being stout, and their offensive game hitting enough timely shots to get by. They haven’t allowed more than 64 points in a game since March 2nd, and they have averaged 69.4 points per game in that stretch. Though those numbers aren’t the most impressive in the land, considering the degree of competition that the Hawkeyes were given in most of these games, those marks truly are that good. Baylor meanwhile, continues to run up and down the court, as it averages over 82 points per game outside of conference play this season, including averaging 89.0 points per game in the NIT. G Pierre Jackson and F Cory Jefferson have been out of this world in this entire tournament, and G Brady Heslip is one of these players that can go on a 12-0 run by knocking down four three-point baskets in a row. However, in the end, Iowa was the most underrated team in this tournament, and it is going to prove it be finishing off the Big XII reps and claiming the NIT title in what should be a gritty game.
Iowa vs. Baylor Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes -1
NIT Finals Predictions: Iowa 74 – Baylor 70