Baylor vs Wisconsin Bet: 2021 March Madness Second-Round Pick

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Baylor vs Wisconsin Bet: 2021 March Madness Second-Round Pick. We’re onto the Second Round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament! The First Round certainly lived up to the March Madness name. We also learned that the way to defeat a Big Ten team is to take that squad to overtime.

However, one Big Ten team shocked everyone, including their own fans. Wisconsin absolutely dominated North Carolina. Full disclosure: I am a Badgers fan and picked them to win, but absolutely nobody could have predicted what we actually witnessed.

The Badgers must come back to reality quickly, as they face off against the Baylor Bears, who many have felt all year long are the best team in college basketball. They handled Hartford with ease, but that was expected.

What can we expect from Baylor vs. Wisconsin NCAA Tournament second-round game Sunday?

Even if your bracket is already busted, you can still get in the game. Read all of our 2021 March Madness betting picks and 2021 NCAA Tournament predictions.

Baylor vs. Wisconsin: 2021 March Madness Second-Round Bet Pick

Baylor Bears (-6.5) vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin +6.5 (-110), from BetMGM

This isn’t exactly a good matchup for Baylor. The Bears like to roll out four guards and one post player, whereas the Badgers have three starters that measure 6-foot-8 or taller. All three of the Badger bigs can stretch the floor offensively, and two can defend the perimeter.

Baylor doesn’t have an elite defense but is led by a high-powered offense. The Bears attempted 33 shots from three-point range in the First Round. Wisconsin holds opponents to 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc.

Wisconsin also protects the ball and enjoyed hot shooting in their first-round victory over the Tar Heels. If that carries over, the Badgers may win this game outright.

The prediction is not that they move on to the Sweet 16. Rather, I believe the Badgers keep it close enough to cover.

By the way, Wisconsin upsets high-seeded teams all the time, due to their pace and fundamental-focused basketball. They took out 1-Seed Arizona in 2014, the unbeaten Kentucky squad in 2015, 2-Seed Xavier in 2016 and 1-seeded Villanova in 2017. They could add to the list.


Zach Brunner

Zach Brunner has worked in the fantasy sports and sports betting industries for almost a decade now. He is the owner of FlurrySports and has experience working with FantasyPros, Awesemo, BetWay and other sites. Living in Wisconsin, when Zach isn't drinking beer or shoveling snow, he loves all things Wisconsin sports and UFC.

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