Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Ferrell Center is the location where the Baylor Bears (20-4) will meet the Texas Longhorns (18-6) on Saturday.
The Texas Longhorns stepped onto the hardwood against Kansas and earned the victory with a final of 79-76 in their last game. Texas finished the contest with a 41.8% FG percentage (28 out of 67) and made 3 of their 20 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Longhorns converted 20 of 23 tries for a rate of 87.0%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled 32 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 8 assists for this contest as well as forcing 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to defending, Texas allowed their opponent to shoot 58.3% from the floor on 28 of 48 shooting. Kansas doled out 10 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. In addition, Kansas pulled down 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Kansas finished the game shooting 65.2% at the free throw line by making 15 of their 23 shots. They also made 5 of their 13 shots from three-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Longhorns finished with 21 and Kansas accounted for 21 personal fouls.
Timmy Allen is one guy who was important in this game. He accounted for 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes and also collected 9 rebounds. He finished 64.7% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Texas enters this contest with a record of 18-6 on the year. They currently have an average of 68.7 points per outing (247th in D-1) while going 45.4% from the floor. The Longhorns are shooting 32.6% on shots from distance (158 of 484) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Texas is snagging 33.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 332 assists this year, which is 103rd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 11.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.3 fouls per game.
On defense, the Longhorns are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 26th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 220 conceded on the season. The Longhorns defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 40.5% (487 of 1,201) and they relinquish 30.8 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 30.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 1st in D-1 in PPG allowed (55.8).
When they last played, the Baylor Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 75-60 against Kansas State. In the matter of rebounding, Baylor allowed Kansas State to pull down 25 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They shot 27.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 of 18 and ended up shooting 13 of 21 at the charity stripe (61.9%). The Bears allowed Kansas State to knock down 21 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.9% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Bears walked away from this one shooting 29 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.5%. In relation to 3-pointers, Baylor knocked down 4 of their 17 attempts (23.5%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a percentage of 76.5%. Kansas State was called for 18 fouls for this contest which got the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They also coughed it up 12 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Bears were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup.
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua ended up having an impact for the Bears for the matchup. He made 9 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 90.0%, and earned 6 rebounds. He accumulated 21 points in his 24 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Baylor has a win-loss mark of 20-4 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bears are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which ranks 38th in the nation. Baylor has accumulated 1,867 pts for the campaign (77.8 per game) and they pull in 37.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.8 times per game (16th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per contest. The Bears are committing 15.8 fouls every game and they hit 67.9% from the charity stripe.
The Baylor defense gives up 30.0% on three-point shots (141 of 470) and their opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.3 assists and 30.8 boards per game, which ranks them 157th and 26th in those categories on the defensive end. The Bears defensively are ranked 24th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 62.2. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (172nd in the nation).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baylor
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