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Texas vs Baylor Basketball Picks 1-20-24

Baylor Bears (14-3) vs. Texas Longhorns (12-5)
January 20, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Longhorns -1.5; Over/Under: 147.5
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The Baylor Bears will play the Texas Longhorns in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Baylor has won five of their last six games, while Texas has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Baylor vs Texas prediction. 

Baylor Preview

The Baylor Bears are 14-3 (3-1) this year after they lost to Kansas State in overtime by a score of 68-64 in their last game. Baylor led 31-26 at halftime, but they allowed Kansas State to tie the game and were out scored 14-10 in overtime for the loss. The Bears shot 32.9% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Baylor had won their previous five games, with notable wins over BYU and Cincinnati. The Bears are scoring 84.8 points per game with 36.5 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, while allowing 68.8 points against per game this year. Ja’Kobe Walter is averaging 14.8 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Baylor is shooting 49.6% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 40.4% on three pointers this season.

Texas Preview

The Texas Longhorns are 12-5 (1-3) this season after they lost to UCF by a score of 77-71 in their last game. Texas led 44-32 at the half, but they were out scored 45-27 in the second half for the loss. The Longhorns shot 50% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Texas lost to West Virginia by a score of 76-73 in the game prior to UCF, but did defeat Cincinnati by a score of 74-73 before that. The Longhorns are scoring 77.3 points per game with 36.2 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, while giving up 67.1 points against per game this season. Max Abmas is averaging 17.8 points per game, 4.3 assists per game, and 2.8 rebounds per game. Texas is shooting 48.2% from the field, 73.7% on free throws, and 37% on three pointers this year. 

Baylor vs Texas Betting Prediction

Texas has really struggled in conference play this year and they are coming off of two very disappointing losses against West Virginia and UCF, so they could really use a big win here. The Longhorns have allowed at least 76 points in three of their last four games and will go against a Baylor team that is scoring 84.8 points per game. The Bears do not play their best on the road, as their last two road games went to overtime against Kansas State and Oklahoma State. I think we are going to see a great effort from this Texas team, as they are desperate for a win, so give me the Longhorns at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Texas ML

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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