Texas vs Baylor NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2020
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor -10.5
The Texas Longhorns travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Baylor as 10.5 point favorites.
Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 69.0 points per game while giving up 60.8 per contest. Baylor has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 77.2 points per contest and giving up 60.3, which is a point differential of 16.9.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
12/30/19 F Tristan Clark Foot is questionable
Matt Coleman comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Andrew Jones averages 11.5 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jared Butler averages 17.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. MaCio Teague averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 241st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 285th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.5 per game. The Longhorns allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 111th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in Division 1. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 71st in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 150th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 16.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 92nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 58th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Bears are 271st in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Bears surrender 60.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest and 103rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bears are 312th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 174th. They are 288th in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 100th. As a unit they are 156th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in D-1. Texas is 130th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 185th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 120th. As a team they are 123rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 136th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor -10.5
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