The 1st ranked Baylor Bears hit the road for a matchup with the Texas Longhorns. The Bears are (21-1), coming off a 78-70 home win over Oklahoma State. The Longhorns are (14-9), after falling at home to Texas Tech, 62-57.
In the Bears win over Oklahoma State, Baylor was guided throughout the game by MaCio Teague. Teague collected 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist. The Bears shot 42% from the floor and 31% from distance. Baylor held Oklahoma State to 29% from long range. Baylor got to the charity stripe 33 times, but were only able to connect on 61%. The Bears free throw misses . helped keep Oklahoma State in the game.
In the Longhorns loss to Texas Tech, Texas was led offensively by Matt Coleman III. Coleman finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Longhorns shot 36% from the floor and 26% from deep. Texas put Texas Tech at the foul line 22 times. The Longhorns were out scored from the charity stripe, 17 to 7. Texas led 31-19 at the half, but were dominated int he 2nd half and held to just 26 points of offense.
Recent Betting Trends:
Bears are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
Bears are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against Texas.
The over is 7-1 in Bears last 8 games at Texas.
Longhorns are 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games.
Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 February games.
The under is 4-1 in Longhorns last 5 games.
Baylor is 6-0 on the road, while Texas is 9-4 at home. Texas has struggled to score the ball this season, averaging less than 66 per contest. The last two games, Texas hasn't scored more than 58. This does not bode well for a Longhorns offense, going up against a Baylor defense that ranks 5th in scoring defense. The Bears are allowing less than 59 per contest. Baylor has won 8 of the last 10 matchups in this series. Texas has lost 4 times at home and Baylor is 5-1 ATS on the road this season.