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Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns Preview

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Jan 28, 1:00 PM | Ferrell Center

Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears Odds


Ferrell Center will host Bears vs. Longhorns action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Longhorns will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 7-5-1 ATS. Texas is 6-9 on the totals; Baylor is 8-5.

View Texas vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bears in this one, they're listed as 8-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Bears and the No. 25-ranked Longhorns, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 85-80 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 73-rated squad against Texas's No. 52-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 65 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 159 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas won its last outing, a 62-55 result against Iowa State on January 24. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Texas got 13 points from Myck Kabongo en route to a 62-55 victory over Iowa State on Tuesday at Frank Erwin Center.

Baylor was a 77-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Oklahoma was victimized for 21 points and 12 rebounds by Perry Jones III as the Bears bested the Sooners 77-65 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri are 7-3
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas A&M are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Longhorns at Bears trends to consider:
Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Baylor is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Baylor is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Missouri, Monday, January 30
Baylor at Texas A&M, Wednesday, February 1