Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/28/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center is where the Texas Longhorns (21-8) will attempt to beat the Baylor Bears (24-5) on Monday.
The Baylor Bears faced off with Kansas and went home with a win by a final score of 80-70 in their last contest. Baylor finished with a 48.3% field goal percentage (28 of 58) and knocked down 3 out of their 14 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bears converted 21 of 26 tries for a rate of 80.8%. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 2 steals. When it comes to defense, Baylor allowed 34.3% from the field on 24 of 70 shooting. Kansas distributed 16 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. In addition, Kansas collected 37 boards (15 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. Kansas finished the game at 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 20 attempts. They converted 7 out of their 28 shots from long range. In reference to fouls, the Bears ended up with 18 while Kansas finished the game with 21 fouls.
Matthew Mayer is one player who was a contributor for the game. He went 36.4% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He played for 25 mins played and also snagged 6 boards. He was able to score 12 points on 4 of 11 shooting.
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Baylor will play this game with a record of 24-5 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Baylor is collecting 37.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 470 assists on the campaign, which is 21st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Bears are connecting on 35.1% on 3-point shots (234 of 666) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They average 77.2 pts per game (46th in college hoops) while going 46.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bears are able to force 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.2 personal fouls. They are 213th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 370 relinquished this season. The Bears are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.1% (677 of 1,608) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 29.7% on three-point shots while they are 29th in D-1 in points per game allowed (63.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 82-81 when they played West Virginia. The Longhorns were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 28 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. West Virginia committed 24 fouls for the contest which took the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 30 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.3%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Texas converted 8 of 16 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Longhorns finished shooting 26 for 41 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 63.4%. The Longhorns allowed West Virginia to convert 25 of 50 tries from the field which had them at 50.0% for the contest. They shot 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 of 12 and finished the game at 25 out of 35 at the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Texas allowed West Virginia to snag 17 in total (4 offensive).
Timmy Allen was important for the Longhorns in this contest. He tallied 17 points in his 34 minutes on the court and earned 2 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 5 of 9 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 21-8 on the season. As an offense, the Longhorns are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which is 134th in the nation. Texas has tallied 2,003 pts so far this season (69.1 per contest) and they grab 33.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.2 times per contest (171st in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game. The Longhorns commit 17.2 fouls per contest and they go 76.0% from the charity stripe.
The Longhorns on defense are ranked 5th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 58.8. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the field (94th in D-1). The Texas defense allows 31.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (153 of 492) and opponents are connecting on 66.0% of their foul shots. They have given up 9.1 dimes and 31.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 4th and 31st in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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