Bears vs. Red Raiders Prediction
The 15th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders suffered a double-digit loss earlier this season against the Baylor Bears. Can Texas Tech exact some revenge today when it hosts the rematch?
629 Baylor Bears at 630 Texas Tech Red Raiders
Saturday, February 16, 2019
United Supermarkets Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Raiders are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 129.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 66 percent of public bets are siding with host Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bears notch win over Sooners
Baylor improved to 16-8 overall and 7-4 in the Big 12 Conference Monday night with a 59-53 home victory over Oklahoma. The Bears outscored the Sooners 28-22 in the second half after the contest went into halftime tied. Devonte Bandoo tallied 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting including 5-of-7 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line off the bench to lead the way. He also grabbed two rebounds. Jared Butler added 11 points, five rebounds and two assists. Baylor shot 21-of-54 from the field, 10-of-22 from 3-point distance and 7-of-10 at the charity stripe.
Red Raiders dominate at Cowboys
Texas Tech cruised to a 78-50 victory Wednesday night at Oklahoma State to improve to 20-5 overall and 8-4 in conference action. The Red Raiders led 44-23 at halftime en route to the win. Jarrett Culver paced Texas Tech with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also notched three rebounds and two steals. Matt Mooney recorded 15 points, four boards and two assists. Tariq Owens added 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Texas Tech shot 29-of-56 from the floor, 12-of-25 on 3-pointers and 8-of-10 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. Baylor is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games overall.
The Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last five Big 12 games. Texas Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games following a straight up win by 20 or more points.
Texas Tech is the nation's best defensive team and hasn't allowed more than 54 in its last three games. Expect the Red Raiders to again lean on that defense for another important win today in a tight race for the Big 12 regular season title. Baylor lost its last road game, while Texas Tech has won three in a row on its home floor.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -7