Baylor vs. Texas Tech - 3/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-17) at Baylor Bears (22-8)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Baylor Bears meet Friday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders need a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 60.7 points on 39.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.1 points and 1.6 assists while Robert Turner is averaging 8.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Toddrick Gotcher is dishing 1.3 assists. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have four players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 65.1 percent from the line and 30.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in four of its last eight games.
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The Baylor Bears need a win after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, Baylor is averaging 69.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while Rico Gathers is averaging 11.4 points and 11.8 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 66.4 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Red Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Baylor and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
While Baylor is the much better team here, six of the Bears last even games have either been losses or wins decided by 12 of less points. The Bears aren't blowing teams out. Texas Tech has a bunch of young talent that can compete, which is why I'm taking the points.