Texas vs. Baylor Pick
No. 6 Baylor looks to make quick work of Texas when the two meet up tonight in Big 12 action at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Baylor is favored at home in this game, as the Bears are getting odds of -14 points against the Longhorns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 129.5 points. Baylor has won two straight against Texas and the Bears are 5-1 against the spread in their last six against the Longhorns.
Baylor bounced back from its first loss with a 77-68 win at Kansas State this weekend. The Bears are now 16-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big 12. The Bears are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four and now 8-4 against the spread for the season. Surprisingly, they are only 3-3 against the spread at home. Baylor averages 74.7 points per game on offense while the defense gives up just 61.1 points per game. At home, the Bears are giving up only 58.9 points per contest. Johnathan Motley is averaging 14.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while Manu Lecomte is averaging 12.4 points and 4.6 assists per contest.
Texas has lost three straight and five of its last six games. The Longhorns are 7-10 on the season and 1-4 in the Big 12. Despite the losing, Texas is 4-1 against the spread in its last five and now 9-7 against the spread on the season. The Longhorns only put up 69.9 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 67.5 points per game. The team’s leading scorer, Tevin Mack, has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. He averages 14.8 points per game. Jarrett Allen is averaging 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game to currently lead the team.
Baylor has a good record but hasn’t been playing its best lately, but it should be okay to blowout Texas at home today. The Longhorns were struggling as is, but now are without Mack, their top player. Texas doesn’t have the offensive firepower to compete with Baylor, which is a pretty good defensive team anyway.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR -14