Check out our free Baylor vs Texas Tech pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Lubbock. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Baylor vs Texas Tech Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds
Bears vs Red Raiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Baylor Bears at Texas Tech Red Raiders
- Where: Lubbock at United Supermarkets Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 17th
- Betting Odds: Baylor +2.5, BAYL +120 | TXTECH -147 O/U 145.5
Baylor will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-5. So far, the Bears have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. For the season, Baylor has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +2.5 point underdogs.
Baylor’s leading scorer this season is Keyonte George, who is averaging 17.18 points per contest. So far, George has accounted for 21.31% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.82 rebounds per game and 3.47 assists. Adam Flagler is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 16.47 points per game. Between him and Flagler, they are accounting for 39.3% of the team’s scoring.
Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs Texas Tech, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 17 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.
Red Raiders Preview:
Texas Tech heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-7. So far this season, Texas Tech has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. The Red Raiders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas Tech has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2.
Kevin Obanor comes into today’s game as the Red Raiders’ leading scorer at 15.35 points per contest. Not only has Obanor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Texas Tech’s top rebounder at 6.29 boards per contest. Behind Obanor, the team has benefited from the strong play of De’Vion Harmon, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.4% of his shots and is adding 2.76 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 182nd in college basketball at 71.7 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 Red Raiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 394th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Baylor putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Red Raiders as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bears to cover.