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NCAA hoops odds preview - Baylor vs. Texas

Baylor BearsTexas Longhorns
March 4, 9:00 PM | Frank Erwin Center

Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD13-16

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Texas and Baylor on Monday, with the host Longhorns trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Longhorns bring a 13-16 record (14-12-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-12 Bears, who are 11-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Texas go 14-13 so far and the Bears go 12-11.

View Baylor vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Longhorns as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 15-rated Baylor taking on the No. 75-rated Longhorns in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-67 win for the Bears on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas's No. 236-ranked scoring average of 65.1 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 146 and allowing 65.6 PPG. The Longhorns FG% has averaged 41.4% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (45.1% per game).

Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 64-61 loser as they battled Kansas State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Bears got 18 points from Pierre Jackson, but it was Kansas State that prevailed in a 64-61 final on Saturday at Ferrell Center.

In their last action, Texas was a 78-65 loser on the road against Oklahoma State. They earned a push of the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Longhorns endured a 78-65 loss at the hands of the Cowboys on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Julien Lewis at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas are 7-3
After playing Kansas State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas Tech are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bears at Longhorns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Baylor's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Baylor is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Baylor is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games at home
Texas is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games when playing Baylor

Next up:
Baylor home to Kansas, Saturday, March 9
Texas at Texas Tech, Saturday, March 9