NCAA hoops odds preview - Baylor vs. Texas Tech
Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
The Baylor Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Red Raiders in Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena on Tuesday in college basketball action.
Texas Tech battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 9-4 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-3 for the Red Raiders and 5-3 for the Bears.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas Tech sat as 10.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 253 (Red Raiders) and the No. 93 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-79 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas Tech's No. 109-rated squad against Baylor's No. 104-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas Tech rates No. 266 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 108 nationally with 6.8 per match.
Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Baylor was an 86-79 winner at home against Texas. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Baylor got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Cory Jefferson en route to an 86-79 victory over Texas on Saturday at Ferrell Center.
Texas Tech won its last outing, a 62-53 result against TCU on January 5. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Texas Tech earned a 62-53 victory over TCU on Saturday, getting 13 points from Jaye Crockett at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing TCU are 3-2
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas are 4-6
After playing TCU are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Bears at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baylor's last 8 games on the road
Baylor is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Baylor is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 8 games when playing at home against Baylor
Texas Tech is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas Tech's last 14 games when playing Baylor
Texas Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Baylor home to TCU, Saturday, January 12
Texas Tech home to Kansas, Saturday, January 12