Baylor Bears host Texas Longhorns in college basketball action
Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ferrell Center Saturday as host Baylor looks to handle the Texas Longhorns in NCAA hoops action.
This season, the Bears are 8-4 overall and 4-4 ATS ATS, while the Longhorns are 8-5 and 5-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Baylor boasts a 4-3 on the OU, and Texas is 3-8.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Longhorns were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 78 and the Longhorns at No. 61 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-73 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 124-rated squad against Texas's No. 30-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 93 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 284 nationally with 4.8 per match.
Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas won its last outing, a 57-41 result against Rice on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 18-point favorite. The Longhorns got 14 points from Sheldon McClellan as Texas ran past Rice 57-41 on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.
Baylor was a 94-87 loser in its last match on the road against Gonzaga. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Pierre Jackson scored 26 points for Baylor on Friday, but the Bulldogs managed a 94-87 victory over the Bears at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing West Virginia are 2-0
After playing Rice are 6-2
After a win are 5-5
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas Tech are 6-4
After playing Gonzaga are 2-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Longhorns at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baylor
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Baylor is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Baylor is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 8 games when playing Texas
Texas home to West Virginia, Wednesday, January 9
Baylor at Texas Tech, Tuesday, January 8