Baylor vs. Texas - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (14-6) at Baylor Bears (15-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and the Texas Longhorns face off on Saturday at the Ferrell Center in a Big 12 college basketball matchup.
The Baylor Bears are 15-5 this season and they are looking to bounce back from an 11-point loss at Oklahoma State. Baylor is averaging 68.5 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Taurean Prince is averaging 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds to lead the Bears. Kenny Cherry is averaging 11 points, Rico Gathers is averaging 10.7 points and 11.9 rebounds, and Royce O’Neale is averaging 9.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Baylor is 11-1 at home and 3-4 in the Big 12.
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The Texas Longhorns are 14-6 this season and they have lost their last two games. Texas is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.9 points and their opponents are shooting 35.8 percent. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 13.1 points per game to lead the Longhorns. Myles Turner is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds, Jonathan Holmes is averaging 11.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Javan Felix is averaging 10.4 points. Texas is 3-3 on the road and 3-4 in the Big 12.
Baylor is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games, and 6-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Texas is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 9-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 3-7 against the spread in Saturday games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Neither of these teams have been consistent enough to rely on so I will take the home team in what is just a lean.