Texas Tech vs. Baylor - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (13-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Southwest
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Baylor Bears face off on Saturday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-4 this season but they are just 1-3 since starting Big 12 play. Texas Tech is averaging 74.6 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Devaugntah leads the Red Raiders averaging 13.6 points per game. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.4 points, Norense Odiase is averaging 9.7 points, and Zach Smith is averaging 9.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Texas Tech has lost their last three games.
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The Baylor Bears are 13-3 this season and they are 3-1 in Big 12 play. Baylor is averaging 81.9 points per game and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Taurean Price leads the Bears averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.9 rebounds. Rico Gathers is averaging 13.3 points and 10.7 rebounds, Al Freeman is averaging 12.6 points, and Johnathan Motley is averaging 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Baylor has won five of their last six games.
Texas Tech is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 0-4 against the spread following a loss. Baylor is 8-3 against the spread against the Big 12, 2-7 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The home team has covered the point spread in for of the last five meetings of these two.
This is a light line as both of these teams have question marks but I like the athletes on Baylor so it’s a lean to them here.