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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Red Raiders underdogs vs Bears at Baylor

Texas Tech Red RaidersBaylor Bears
13-15March 01, 2014, 01:30 | Ferrell Center18-10

Ferrell Center will host Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Red Raiders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 15-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 8-13-1 ATS. Texas Tech is 6-17-1 on the totals; Baylor is 13-9.

View Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Baylor sat as -8-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 58-ranked Bears and the No. 145-rated Red Raiders in this matchup.

Texas Tech was a 60-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Raiders got 13 points from Dejan Kravic, but it was Kansas State that prevailed in a 60-56 final on Tuesday at United Spirit Arena.

Baylor was a 74-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Bears wasted a 27-point performance from Kenny Chery in losing to Texas 74-69 on Wednesday at Frank Erwin Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 53 nationally ranked offense (75.64 points per game) against a Red Raiders defense that sits as the No. 102 at 68.43 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 45.68% from the field, less than the Red Raiders have managed so far this season (45.96% on average).

A few Red Raiders at Bears trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas Tech's last 9 games
Texas Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Baylor is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Baylor is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games
Baylor is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas Tech at Kansas, Wednesday, March 5th
Baylor at Iowa State, Tuesday, March 4th