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Baylor vs Texas Pick & Preview: Monday, January 30th Betting Odds
Bears vs Longhorns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Baylor Bears at Texas Longhorns
- Where: Austin at Moody Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds: Baylor +3.5, BAYL +139 | TX -173 O/U 148.0
The Baylor Bears will be looking to pick up their 22nd win of the season and are in the middle of a 6 game win streak. On the road, the Bears will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 5-3. So far, the Bears have been the underdog 3 times, going 3-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Baylor will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyonte George who is averaging 17.24 points per game for the Bears. George is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Adam Flagler who has hit 41.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.47 points per game.
Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs Texas, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.
Texas will take the floor against the Bears with an overall record of 17-4. Currently, the Longhorns have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 14-2. The Longhorns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 16-2.
Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 17.29 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Longhorns’ offensive game plan is the play of Timmy Allen who has hit 48.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.48 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Texas Longhorns -3.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Texas Longhorns to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although Texas as a team is just 206th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bears’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Longhorns to come out on top and cover.