Hartford vs Baylor Pick: South Region Round One, March 19th

Hartford vs Baylor Pick – Friday, March 19th – South Region Round One: Hartford finished the season winning five straight, including winning at Vermont in the America East Semifinals as 9 point underdogs before easily winning the finals 64-50 over UMass Lowell. The Hawks rely on three players for offense, Senior guards Austin Williams, who averages 13.7 points per game, and Traci Carter, who averages 11.7, and 6’10 Czech Republic native Miroslav Stafl who averages 10.4 points with 5.6 boards per game. All three came up big in the playoffs to lead Hartford to the tourney. Hartford scores just 65.9 points per game but plays strong defense. Offensively they hit 43.4% from the field, 32.6% from behind the arc, and 71.2% from the foul line.

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Baylor was running the table before losing twice over their last six games. They lost at Kansas on Saturday, Feb 27th, to show that they weren’t invincible. Then in the quarterfinal, they just barely squeaked by Kansas State 74-68 as 20 point favorites. They followed that up by being bounced from the Big 12 tourney by Oklahoma State 83-74 as 9 point favorites. Baylor is lead by three high-scoring guards who played every game and scored 47.4 of their 84.4 points per game. Jared Butler averages 17.1, Macio Teague averages 16.2, and Davion Mitchell averages 14.1. Buoyed by their high-scoring guards, as a team, the Bears hit 49.3% from the field, 41.8% from three, and 69.7% from the line.

Hartford vs Baylor Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Total 140.5
Where/When Lucas Oil Stadium | 3:30 PM ET


March Madness Odds - South Region Round 1 Picks