Gardner-Webb vs Baylor Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/12/23

Baylor Bears (2-0) vs Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (1-1)

Game Info: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Ferrell Center)

Betting Odds: Baylor Bears -23.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs will play the Baylor Bears in a non-conference game on Sunday evening at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Gardner-Webb is coming off of a loss, while Baylor has won their first two games of the year. 

Gardner-Webb Preview

The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs are 1-1 this season after they lost to Arkansas by a score of 86-68 in their last game. Gardner-Webb trailed 48-36 at the half, but they did only lose by six points in the second half. The Bulldogs shot 34.7% from the field and were out rebounded by a total of 46-40 in the game. Gardner-Webb defeated Erskine by a score of 98-58 in their first game. The Bulldogs are scoring 83 points per game with 48.5 rebounds per game, and 16 assists per game, while allowing 72 points against per game this year. Caleb Robinson has led the Bulldogs with 16 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game. Gardner-Webb is shooting 40.3% from the field, 65.4% on free throws, and 33.9% on three pointers this year. 

Baylor Preview

The Baylor Bears are 2-0 this year after they defeated John Brown by a score of 96-70 in their last game. Baylor scored 47 points in the first half and 49 points in the second half and rolled to the easy win. The Bears shot 56.2% from the field and they won the rebounding battle by a total of 43-24. Baylor defeated Auburn by a score of 88-82 in their first game of the season. Baylor is scoring 92 points per game with 40.5 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game, while allowing 76 points against per game this year. Ja’Kobe Walter has led the Bears with 17.5 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 0.5 steals per game. Baylor is shooting 50.4% from the field, 72% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this season.


Baylor was able to start their season with a very nice win against Auburn and then got to beat up on an easier opponent in their second game. Gardner-Webb dominated their non-Division 1 opponent, but Arkansas was able to beat them by 18 in their second game. Baylor is a pretty big favorite and they are at home for this game, but I am going to take Gardner-Webb and the points. Baylor allowed 70 points to their non-Division 1 opponent in their last game and if they give that same type of performance, this game is going to be closer than people think. Take the Bulldogs here. 

David’s Pick Gardner-Webb +23.5

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