Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor (-6)
The Baylor Bears (16-0) go to Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Texas Longhorns (11-3). Texas opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 144.
Baylor steps onto the hardwood with a record of 16-0 for the year. They are giving up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Baylor is collecting 38.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 296 assists this season, which ranks 10th in the country in terms of passing. The Bears are connecting on 43.4% on three-point shots (171 of 394) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 87.3 points per outing (5th in D-1) on 50.2% from the field. Defensively, the Bears are able to force 18.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 30.8% on 3-point shots while they are 23rd in D-1 in opponents points per game (62.4). The Bears defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.7% (362 of 889) and they relinquish 31.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 192nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 191 conceded for the season.
The Baylor Bears faced off with the Auburn Tigers and took home the win by a score of 84-72 in their last game. Baylor walked away from the contest having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (31 of 72) and buried 11 of their 30 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bears converted 11 of their 18 tries for a rate of 61.1%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 43 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 assists in this game in addition to having 7 steals and 7 rejections. In relation to the defense, Baylor allowed the other team to go 43.1% from the field on 31 out of 72 shooting. Auburn doled out 17 assists and had 3 steals in this game. Moreover, the Tigers collected 41 rebounds (15 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Auburn finished shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 15 attempts. They buried 6 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land.
Jared Butler is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He left the arena with 16 points on 6 of 18 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and collected 3 rebounds. Butler walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and also totaled 5 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Bears was MaCio Teague. He collected 4 boards and also collected 2 assists. He shot 46.2% from the floor for this contest by shooting 6-of-13 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Teague played for 31 minutes.
Texas has a win-loss record of 11-3 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Longhorns are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which ranks them 128th in the nation. Texas has totaled 1,070 points this season (76.4 per contest) and they pull down 40.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per contest (208th in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Longhorns are committing 21.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 70.5% from the free throw line. The Longhorns defensively are ranked 79th in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.2. The Texas defense surrenders 28.4% from downtown (73 of 257) and opponents are making 66.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 8.1 dimes and 35.5 rebounds every game, which is 2nd and 196th in college basketball. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (22nd in college basketball).
For their last game, the Texas Longhorns went home defeated by a final of 80-79 when they faced the Oklahoma Sooners. The Longhorns were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 42 for the game. They stuffed 5 tries while earning 4 steals in this game. The Sooners earned 20 fouls in the game which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 78.9%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Texas buried 6 of 25 attempts (24.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Longhorns shot 29 out of 66 from the floor which had them shooting 43.9%. The Longhorns allowed the Sooners to convert 26 out of their 61 attempts from the field which left them shooting 42.6% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 25.9% from 3-point land by hitting 7 out of 27 and ended up shooting 21 of 34 from the charity stripe (61.8%). Regarding rebounding, Texas allowed Oklahoma to collect 37 overall (12 offensive).
Kai Jones ended up being a major contributor for the Longhorns in the matchup. He buried 5 of 11 for this game for a field goal rate of 45.5%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Jones snagged 10 rebounds in his 37 mins and had 3 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Texas was Greg Brown. He accumulated 14 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 12 shooting for this game. Brown ended up shooting 41.7% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baylor (-6)
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