Red Raiders vs. Bears Prediction
The fourth-ranked Baylor Bears will look to bounce back at home tonight after a stunning defeat on the road over the weekend. Can Baylor take care of business against the Texas Tech Red Raiders?
Monday, March 2, 2020
Ferrell Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 130.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on host Baylor. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Red Raiders falter at Longhorns
Texas Tech lost 68-58 Saturday afternoon at home versus Texas to drop to 18-11 overall and 9-7 in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders were outscored 38-21 in the second half after leading by seven at the break. Jahmius Ramsey led Texas Tech with 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also recorded six assists and four rebounds. Kevin McCullar tallied 12 points contributed 12 points and two boards. Davide Moretti tallied 11 points in 38 minutes of action. Terrence Shannon Jr. added 10 points and five caroms off the bench.
Bears upended by Horned Frogs
Baylor was upset by a count of 75-72 Saturday afternoon at Texas Christian to drop to 25-3 overall and 14-2 in conference play. The Bears were outscored 54-44 in the second half after leading by seven at the break. Freddie Gillespie paced Baylor with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting plus 4-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also racked up 17 rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots. Jared Butler also scored 18 points to go with nine boards and three assists. MaCio Teague added 13 points and five caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog. Texas Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Bears are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
This spread feels like it should be a bit wider to me. The home team has done well in this series the last few years and with both teams being on short rest, I'd rather side with the home team that had a 23-game winning streak at one point and has been in fine form at most points of the season. Baylor downed Texas Tech 57-52 on January 7 and considering it has won 10 home games by more than what this spread suggests, I'll be comfortable taking the hosts night.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS -7.5