Baylor favored by 18 against Texas Tech on Saturday
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Baylor Bears Odds
The Baylor Bears will be trying to slam the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday when the teams tip off at Ferrell Center in college betting action.
The Bears sport records of 14-8 and 8-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Raiders have 9-11 and 6-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-8 for the Bears and 4-8 for the Red Raiders.
The Red Raiders were listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Bears) and the No. 305 (Red Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-66 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baylor's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 75.4 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 258 at 70.2 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Red Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Defensively, Texas Tech features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas Tech lost its last outing, a 68-59 result against Kansas State on February 5. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Red Raiders endured a 68-59 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Jordan Tolbert at United Spirit Arena.
In their last action, Baylor was a 69-67 loser on the road against Oklahoma State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Pierre Jackson scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 69-67 to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday).
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After playing Kansas State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing West Virginia are 1-0
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
A few Red Raiders at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Texas Tech is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Texas Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Texas Tech is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Baylor is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Baylor is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas Tech
Baylor is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas Tech
Baylor is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Texas Tech
Texas Tech home to Oklahoma State, Wednesday, February 13
Baylor home to West Virginia, Wednesday, February 13