Longhorns vs. Bears Prediction
The sixth-ranked Baylor Bears will be at home against the Texas Longhorns tonight to open Big 12 Conference play. Can Baylor take care of business as the favorites?
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Ferrell Center at 8PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 9-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 129.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 65 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Texas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Longhorns ease past Panthers
Texas cruised to an 89-58 home win over High Point Monday night at home to improve to 10-2 overall and 7-0 at home. The Longhorns led by 12 at halftime and then outscored the Panthers 48-29 in the second half to pull away. Jase Febres led Texas with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He also grabbed three rebounds. Andrew Jones tallied 13 points and four assists. Courtney Ramey accounted for 13 points, six rebounds and two dimes off the bench. Jericho Sims registered 12 points, 11 boards and two steals. Matt Coleman III added 10 points, eight assists and four caroms.
Bears win ninth straight
Baylor raced to an 83-57 home win Monday night over Jackson State to improve to 10-1 overall and 6-0 at home. The Bears led 48-24 at halftime on their way to the victory. Jared Butler paced Baylor with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also recorded three rebounds and three assists. MaCio Teague tallied 16 points, five boards, two dimes and two steals. Davion Mitchell registered 14 points, five assists and three steals. Freddie Gillespie added 10 points and 13 caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Longhorns are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog. Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
The Bears are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The home team is 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Baylor has won all its home games straight up but as its ATS record suggests, it hasn't typically dominated those games especially against good foes. The Longhorns have some issues, but they do have a road win at Purdue to their credit and are a pretty good team defensively. Texas split the two meetings last season and the loss at the Bears was an 84-83 decision in overtime. I think we get another great effort by the Longhorns here to at least stay within the number.
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