March Madness odds handicappers are expecting the Baylor Bears to be part of the Big 12 Conference’s list of March Madness betting contenders for 2010. Baylor continue to increase their appeal with March Madness odds handicappers by placing themselves in the thick of the Big 12 March Madness betting race.
The Bears had a record with the March Madness odds of 17-5 straight up and a most impressive 11-4 with the college basketball gambling lines to rank as one of the best values on the board.
Baylor’s strength with the March Madness odds is their offense that ranked 34th best in the entire country while their defense was also in the upper third of the rankings with the March Madness odds. Such balance is what has made them so effective in Big 12 Conference action with the March Madness odds.
Baylor has added to their March Madness odds resume with impressive straight up conference wins over Texas, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma. In their win over Texas on January 30 the Bears beat the March Madness odds as 9-point road dogs in overtime.
Senior guard Tweety Carter led the effort with 27 points. He is second on the Bears in scoring with 16.7-points per game. Baylor’s leading scorer is LaceDarius Dunn, a junior guard who was averaging 18.7 points per game.
Another important asset in the Bears lineup is junior center Ekpe Udoh who was a monster glass cleaner with a team best 10.4-rebounds per game along with 14.1-points per game.
Baylor’s win at Texas was their first since 1998 and it snapped a 12-game losing streak on the Big 12 road. “This was a great win for us, but it doesn’t stop here,” said Carter after the win at Texas. “We know we can compete with anybody on a given day. We just have to keep playing like we did.”