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Road Team Cashing in Big 12 Battle

After a mediocre start to the season, the Texas Longhorns have grasped Shaka Smart’s system and are now looking like they belong in the bracket. History says that bettors may want to follow Texas when they visit the Baylor Bears Monday, as the visiting team is 8-3 ATS in the past 11 games between the two teams.

Shark Bites
  • Texas is 7-0 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of 5.0 points or more.
  • Baylor is 4-1 SU in their last five games in the revenge spot (losing the previous match vs opponent).
  • Baylor is 0-3-1 ATS in their past four games.

Baylor’s ability to bully teams down low is evident as they have the top rebound margin in the Big 12 this season, thanks largely to the dominant play of Rico Gathers. The senior is averaging 12.7 points and 10.5 rebounds this season while shooting over 55 percent from the field. The Bears have been struggling to pull away from their opponents lately as their past four victories have come by an average of six points per game.

After limping into conference play, Texas has gone 5-1 SU in their past six games with victories over Iowa State and West Virginia. Since losing to Kansas, it has been the unlikely duo of Prince Ibeh and Kerwin Roach Jr. that has lifted the Longhorns to back-to-back victories. Ibeh had a double-double in each of the past two games, averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds, while Roach has tallied 22 and 15 points respectively. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Baylor sat as -6.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baylor Bears bring a 17-4 record (5-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-7 Longhorns, who are 9-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Baylor go 9-6 so far and the Texas Longhorns go 9-10-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 54-ranked Baylor Bears and the No. 98-rated Texas Longhorns in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baylor's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 79.81 PPG, against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 63 at 67.24 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 47.69% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.61% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got 15 points from Kerwin Roach Jr. en route to a 72-58 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

Rico Gathers scored 17 points leading the Bears to a 83-73 victory over Georgia at Ferrell Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Baylor is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 9 games
  • Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to Texas Tech, Saturday, February 6th
Baylor at West Virginia, Saturday, February 6th