Texas at Baylor College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Texas Longhorns head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Baylor as 4 point favorites.
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Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 63.4 per contest. Baylor has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 80.9 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/05/18 G Andrew Jones Illness is probable Saturday vs Baylor
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Dylan Osetkowski averages 15.5 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Andrew Jones averages 13.5 points per contest in 22.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Manu Lecomte scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Jo Acuil averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.1 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas averages 73.3 points per contest this year, which is 214th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 191st. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 339th in Division 1. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 122nd and 297th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 292nd with 12.0 per game. The Longhorns allow 63.4 points per contest, which is 22nd in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 33rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 268th, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 62nd in the country with 80.9 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 70th in Division 1. They are 58th in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 17.2. The Bears are 224th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Bears give up 68.0 points per game, which ranks them 86th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 68th and 108th in those defensive statistics. They rank 287th with 15.1 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 31.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 15th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Longhorns are 203rd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 89.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 266th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 232nd. As a team they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 173rd in Division 1. Texas is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 13th in the nation.
Baylor is 221st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 80th in Division 1. The Bears are 113th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 22nd. They are 261st in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 31st. As a unit they are 35th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas +4
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