Both Baylor (5-2) and Gonzaga (5-2) have suffered a couple more early season trip-ups than they’re probably accustomed to, but that’s what happens when you test yourself early in the year instead of loading up the non-conference schedule with tomato cans. Either way, Friday night’s Baylor vs Gonzaga matchup at the Peacock Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a nice benchmark game for both squads.

Before Betting on Baylor vs Gonzaga

Baylor can leave it all on the floor on Friday night as they won’t play again until December 18th. The Bears don’t want to go into that break on a two game losing streak after they were upended 90-76 in Marquette on Tuesday night as -4.5 favorites.

Giving up 90 to Marquette obviously shows some defensive flaws from Baylor, which isn’t good heading into a meeting with a Gonzaga squad that led the nation in scoring last season. BU also allowed 86 points to Virginia in a tournament game in Vegas a couple weeks ago and although the Cavaliers are up to #3 in the country they’re also not really known for their offense.

Baylor already has two losses this season which is almost a third of what they’ve had the last three years combined (7) but they’ve also ran an absolute gauntlet of tough competition. Gonzaga has had the toughest schedule in the country which has included matchups against Michigan State on an aircraft carrier, current #2 Texas, then #4 Kentucky, and current #5 Purdue. The Bulldogs are battle tested for sure.

Bears vs Bulldogs NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineBaylor (2.04) | Gonzaga (1.8)162Baylor +1.5 (1.95) | Gonzaga -1.5 (1.87)
BovadaBaylor (2.05) | Gonzaga (1.8)162Baylor +2 (1.9) | Gonzaga -2 (1.9)
BetUSBaylor (2.05) | Gonzaga (1.8)161.5Baylor +1.5 (1.91) | Gonzaga -1.5 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agBaylor (2.04) | Gonzaga (1.8)162Baylor +1.5 (1.95) | Gonzaga -1.5 (1.87)
PinnacleBaylor (2.08) | Gonzaga (1.79)162Baylor +2 (1.89) | Gonzaga -2 (1.96)
MyBookieBaylor (2.18) | Gonzaga (1.69)162Baylor +1.5 (1.9) | Gonzaga -1.5 (1.9)

Baylor vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

This is a rematch of the 2021 National Championship Game that Baylor dominated 86-70. Obviously a win here for the Bulldogs won’t eliminate the sting from that contest, there is still a bit of a revenge factor here for Mark Few and Gonzaga.

Pick: Gonzaga -1.5