Free NCAAB Pick: Villanova vs Baylor Prediction, Odds (March 27)

• Villanova playing without their star point guard
• Baylor Number Two Overall Seed
• Winner will face the victor in the Arkansas vs Oral Roberts matchup

There are just 16 teams remaining in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, but by next week the Final Four field will be set. There have already been a number of shocking upsets in the tournament, but some of the top teams in the field still remain as well.

The (5) Villanova Wildcats will take on the (1) Baylor Bears on Saturday evening in a Sweet 16 matchup in the South Region. Both teams have looked sharp so far in the NCAA Tournament, and this could be one of the best games of the weekend.

The victor of the Arkansas-Oral Roberts game awaits the winner of this matchup in the Elite Eight.

Villanova vs Baylor Schedule

• Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
• When: Saturday, March 27, 5:15pm ET
• How to Watch: CBS

Villanova vs Baylor Vegas Odds

Villanova vs Baylor Preview

Wildcats Winning With Defense

The Villanova Wildcats entered this tournament without their starting point guard, Collin Gillespie, but the team has not folded. Playing without Gillespie has affected their offense a bit, but the Wildcats have been making up for the loss by playing terrific defense.
Villanova has allowed just 62 points per game during this run, but they will be facing an explosive offensive team on Saturday. The Wildcats will need to score points of their own and look for Jeremiah Robinson-Earl to lead the way.

Robinson-Earl leads the team with 16 points per game, but the Wildcats have shot it well throughout the NCAA Tournament.

Guards Guiding Baylor Run

The Baylor Bears have a roster that is loaded with talent, and most of their stars are in the backcourt. Jared Butler leads the team with 16.9 points per game, and he is an All-American selection this season.

Baylor is scoring nearly 84 points per game this season, and they have been nearly just as explosive in the NCAA Tournament. If the Bears are making shots, they have the ability to completely overwhelm their opponents.

Baylor can also defend, allowing less than 66 points per game this season. There is a reason that Baylor is one of the top title-betting favorites this season.

Villanova vs Baylor Prediction

Who will win the Villanova vs Baylor game:

The Villanova Wildcats have proven that they know how to win games in the NCAA Tournament, but they are a bit overmatched in this game. Baylor has been extremely impressive and performing at a consistently high level all season long, and this is a team that is loaded with talent.

This should be a close game for the first 30 minutes, but Baylor just simply has too many weapons. The Bears will wear down the Wildcats in the second half, and they will pull away late for a comfortable win.

Baylor 74 – Villanova 63

Villanova vs Baylor Free Pick:

• Baylor Bears -7.0

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