Saturday, February 20, 2016
Frank Erwin Center
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The Baylor Bears travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Texas as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Bears come into this game with an overall record of 19-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 7-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-7. The Longhorns have an overall record of 17-9 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 13-12 against the spread.
Taurean Prince comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bears. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Rico Gathers averages 12.4 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game for Baylor. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Isaiah Taylor averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Javan Felix averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Baylor averages 77.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 119th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 12.3 per game. The Bears allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 124th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 245th and 295th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest which puts them in 351st place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 107th in the Division 1.
Texas averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 169th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 174th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 203rd and 261st respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 21st with 10.5 per game. The Longhorns allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 45th and 129th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the nation. The Longhorns force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in college basketball.
The Bears average 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Bears have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 69.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Baylor turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 40.6%. The Bears give up 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Longhorns score 76 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.6 points per game. The Longhorns have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 47.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Texas turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.1%. The Longhorns give up 64.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 7-12 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 13-7 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 13-12 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 11-13 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/10/15 F Jo Acuil Heart out indefinitely
02/19/16 F Rico Gathers Illness "?" Saturday vs. Texas
Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/28/15 C Cameron Ridley Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Baylor
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