Baylor vs. Texas Tech - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-9) at Baylor Bears (17-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Baylor Bears square off Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 72.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 11.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 10.3 points and 2.4 assists. Zach Smith is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Keenan Evans is dishing 2.5 assists. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Red Raiders are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost 15 of their last 16 road games.
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The Baylor Bears look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 78.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 15 points and 2.5 assists while Rico Gathers is averaging 12.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. Lester Medford is dishing seven assists and Johnathan Motley is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have won 20 of their last 23 home games.
The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bears are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Red Raiders are 4-11-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Baylor.
Texas Tech is coming off a monster win, so this is a major letdown spot for the young Red Raiders. Let's not even mention how Baylor is the better team here and doesn't lose much at home. I'll side with the Bears by double digits.