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Texas Tech Red Raiders Favored by -5.5 Point Spread Against the Baylor Bears on Friday

Texas Tech looks to cover the Red Raiders-Bears pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 11-1 mark when they host Baylor in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Texas Tech Red Raiders betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Tech Red Raiders sit at 11-1 (6-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Baylor Bears are currently 10-2 (5-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas Tech is 3-7 OU, and Baylor is 3-4 OU.

The Red Raiders - Bears odds would favor the Red Raiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas Tech is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Baylor is at No. 81.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Baylor Bears rank No. 29 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.25 per game. That compares with Texas Tech’s No. 76 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas Tech is college basketball's No. 178-ranked team at 7.08 per game, while the Baylor Bears rate No. 92 with 8.5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears blew out Southern on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 80-60 win at Ferrell Center.

The battle between the Red Raiders and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Abilene Christian was handed a 74-47 defeat on Friday at United Supermarkets Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Baylor is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baylor
  • Texas Tech is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baylor

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor home to TCU, Tuesday, January 2nd
Texas Tech at Kansas, Tuesday, January 2nd

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