Texas Tech vs. Baylor Prediction & Odds
Unranked Texas Tech heads to Waco, Texas to face #11 Baylor at 1:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon on CBS. Can the Red Raiders cover the 9.5-point spread as road underdogs?
Texas Tech is 12-10 on the year with their best wins coming over Iowa State and LSU. Their worst losses came against Oklahoma and West Virginia. The Red Raiders are 8-13-1 against the spread this season.
Baylor is 16-6 this season with their best wins coming over UCLA and Gonzaga. Their worst losses came against Iowa State and Kansas State. The Bears are 10-11-1 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
627 Texas Tech Red Raiders (+9.5) vs. 628 Baylor Bears (-9.5); O/U 143.5
1:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2023
Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
Texas Tech vs. Baylor Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Bears in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 71% of public bets are on Baylor -9.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Texas Tech Game Notes
The Red Raiders could be without multiple key players against the Bears on Saturday. Texas Tech forward Fardaws Aimaq is doubtful for Saturday’s game with a foot injury. The 6’11” senior from Vancouver is posting 10 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 24 minutes per contest this year. Texas Tech guard Pop Isaacs missed the Red Raiders’ last game with an ankle injury and he’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s tilt with the Bears. Isaacs is third on the team in scoring with 11.6 points per game.
Baylor Game Notes
Baylor guard Langston Love missed the Bears’ last contest with a thigh contusion, and he’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s game. Love is averaging 6.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 16.3 minutes per contest for the Bears this year.
Baylor’s leading scorer is 6’4” freshman guard Keyonte George. George is pouring in 17.2 points per game and is chipping in with 4.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as well on the campaign. Baylor will likely need a significant scoring output from George if they’re going to win and cover this game on Saturday.
Texas Tech vs. Baylor CBB Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an outright win.
Texas Tech is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
Baylor is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between Texas Tech and Baylor.
Texas Tech vs. Baylor CBB Prediction:
Texas Tech might be 12-10 on the season and last in the Big 12 standings, but they’ve been playing better basketball as of late. The Red Raiders have recorded back-to-back victories over LSU and Iowa State, and they forced at least 10 turnovers in each game. Texas Tech has 4 players that average at least 1 steal per game and that could end up mattering against a Baylor team that ranks 156th in the nation in team turnovers per game. I think Texas Tech is able to make this game ugly and keep it close enough to cover the spread.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS +9.5