Texas vs. Baylor - 3/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (22-7) at Texas Longhorns (17-12)
College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and Texas Longhorns meet Monday night at the Frank Erwin Center.
The Baylor Bears have won four straight and play their last road game. On the season, Baylor is averaging 69.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while Rico Gathers is averaging 11.3 points and 11.9 rebounds. Kenny Chery is dishing four assists and Royce O'Neale is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Baylor Bears have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 28.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
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The Texas Longhorns look for a big win to snap a four-game losing skid. On the season, Texas is averaging 68.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Jonathan Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Javan Felix is dishing 2.2 assists. The Texas Longhorns have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.2 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
The Bears are 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win. The Longhorns are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The Bears are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Texas and the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
In somewhat of a toss up game, I'm going to back Texas and the small chalk. The Longhorns need a W in the worst way and should be able to get it against a Baylor team that can struggle at times to score.