Baylor vs. Texas Tech Pick
Which ranked team picks up a key Big 12 win when No. 22 Texas Tech hosts No. 18 Baylor tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Texas Tech is favored at home in this game, as the Red Raiders are getting odds of -6 points against Baylor. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 137 points. Tonight’s game takes place from United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
Baylor is on a five-game winning streak coming into tonight’s game. The Bears are 10-2 overall this year and 3-2 against the spread. Baylor is putting up 81.5 points per game this season while allowing 64.7 per game. Manu Lecomte is averaging 18.4 points per game to lead this team while Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is adding 15.1 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
Texas Tech has also won five straight coming into this game. The Red Raiders are now 11-1 on the season while going 5-3 against the spread. Texas Tech is averaging 81.7 points per game this year while allowing just 58.7 per contest. Keenan Evans is leading the Red Raiders with 16.5 points per game while Zhaire Smith is adding 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.
The home team has won two straight meetings with Baylor and the Red Raiders have covered in five of the las six against the Bears. Baylor struggled in its lone road game, losing by 13 at Xavier. The Bears are also just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Big 12 games while Texas Tech is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. The public betting is backing Baylor, but I think Texas Tech will cover at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH -6