Texas vs. Baylor - 3/10/16 Big 12 Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (21-10) at Texas Longhorns (20-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and Texas Longhorns meet Thursday afternoon in the Big 12 Tournament.
The Baylor Bears look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 76.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds while Al Freeman is averaging 11.4 points and 1.7 assists. Rico Gathers is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Lester Medford is dishing 6.8 assists. The Baylor Bears are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears are 1-0 on neutral courts this season.
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The Texas Longhorns look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 71.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 15 points and 4.8 assists while Javan Felix is averaging 11 points and 1.7 rebounds. Eric Davis Jr. is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Kerwin Roach Jr. is dishing 1.3 assists. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Longhorns are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns are 1-3 this season on neutral courts.
The Bears are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Longhorns are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Shaka Smart is a great tournament coach with a lot of experience, and he'll have the Longhorns ready. I also don't like the way Baylor finished the season and the Bears go through stretches where they struggle offensively. I like Texas in a toss up game.