CappersInfo is back with its Long Beach State 49ers 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 Wednesday night tilt.
First Round NIT Picks: #7 Long Beach State 49ers @ #2 Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 9:00 ET
Location: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
Long Beach State vs. Baylor Live TV: ESPN2
First Round NIT Betting Lines
#7 Long Beach State 49ers +12.5
#2 Baylor Bears -12.5
The Bears have spent the mass majority of this season being one of the most vexing teams in America. They were always considered an NCAA Tournament caliber team, but they lost just far too many games to teams in the Big XII, some of which came at the bottom of the conference. Still, they beat teams like Oklahoma State and Kansas down the stretch, and they have a lot to be happy about going forward here in the NIT. Baylor also was a pretty darn good non-conference team this year to boot, winning games against a bunch of teams comparable to this one. Sure, there were some suspect defeats to teams like Charleston and Northwestern in the mix, but for the most part, the talent really has shown up. Long Beach State isn’t nearly as strong this year as it has been in recent years in the Big West, and that conference as a whole was a bit of a disaster. The only games that LBSU played this year against major conference teams ended as follows… 15 point loss to North Carolina, 22 point loss to Arizona, 31 point loss to Syracuse, 34 point loss to Ohio State, 19 point loss to UCLA. Seeing a trend here? We are, too.
Long Beach State vs. Baylor Pick: Baylor Bears -12.5
Free NIT Predictions: Baylor 82 – Long Beach State 67