Monday, February 1, 2016
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The Texas Longhorns travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Longhorns come into this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-10. The Bears have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 9-6 and they are 5-9 against the spread.
Isaiah Taylor comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Longhorns. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Cameron Ridley averages 12.7 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Texas. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 39%.
Taurean Prince averages 15 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bears. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Rico Gathers averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Texas averages 73.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 159th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 175th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 211th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 154th and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 10.6 per game. The Longhorns allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 101st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 218th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the Division 1.
Baylor averages 78.6 points per game this year which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 84th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bears rank 140th with 12.4 per game. The Bears allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 203rd and 256th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 351st place in the nation. The Bears force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 81st in college basketball.
The Longhorns average 69.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 45.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Texas turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Longhorns give up 71.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bears score 81.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.1 points per game. The Bears have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 71% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Baylor turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.7%. The Bears give up 63.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 9-11 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 9-10 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 5-9 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 9-6 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/28/15 C Cameron Ridley Foot out indefinitely
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/10/15 F Jo Acuil Heart out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Texas
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