Baylor vs Texas Tech 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Expert Pick.

Baylor vs Texas Tech 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on January 7, 2020

The game of the night from the Big 12 on Tuesday is one of two nationally that features ranked teams. No. 4 Baylor makes a trip to No. 22 Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are slight home favorites on the Mybookie NCAAB odds.

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Baylor vs Texas Tech Last Season

These schools split last season. The one in Lubbock was an 86-61 blowout win by Texas Tech when it was ranked No. 15 and Baylor unranked. Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Davide Moretti added 17 in the Red Raiders’ biggest margin of victory over the Bears since 2002. The Raiders made 8 of 14 from long range in the first half, compared to 2 of 12 from inside the arc. Texas Tech finished 12 of 29 on 3-pointers. Jared Butler scored 16 points and Mario Kegler added 15 for Baylor, which was without key backcourt players Makai Mason (foot) and King McClure (knee).

Tuesday is the 139th all-time series meeting dating back to 1937. Baylor is 58-80 in the series, including an 18-49 mark in Lubbock and a 19-13 mark in the Scott Drew era. Baylor is 19-9 vs. Texas Tech since 2006, including 7-7 in Lubbock in that span (6-4 in Lubbock since 2010).

Why Bet on Baylor?

The Bears (11-1) are riding a 10-game winning streak, the 8th-longest streak in program history. It’s also the nation’s 3rd-longest active streak behind San Diego State (15) and Auburn (13). Baylor beat visiting Texas 59-44 on Saturday. That was the fewest points Texas has scored under coach Shaka Smart.

One of the best on-ball defenders in the country, Davion Mitchell helped the Baylor defense limit the Longhorns to dismal 3-of-16 shooting from 3-point range. The Longhorns’ starting backcourt trio of Andrew Jones, Matt Coleman III and Jase Febres combined for just 20 points total on 7-of-26 shooting.

It was Baylor’s best defensive performance in Big 12 play since holding Kansas State to 42 points on Feb. 21, 2015. Baylor picked up its 14th win of the Scott Drew era when scoring fewer than 60 points. Baylor is now 38-4 when leading at halftime over the last three seasons.

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MaCio Teague matched his season high with 21 points to lead Baylor vs. Texas. After building a 36-23 halftime lead, the Bears missed 18 of their first 20 shots in the second half before Matthew Mayer’s short jumper made it 47-37 with 7 1/2 minutes left. The Bears shot 22.6% (7 of 31) after halftime, and 31.3% (20 of 64) overall. But they finished with 19 offensive rebounds and 21 second-chance points.

The Bears have the nation’s 11th -longest active streak with at least one 3-point FG made in 915 straight games. Baylor leads the Big 12 and ranks 11th nationally in scoring defense (58.9). BU ranks No. 9 nationally in defensive efficiency (87.4), on pace to be the best defense of the Drew era (16th at 92.9 in 2016-17). Baylor has led or been tied for 98% of game time over its last 6 games (234:09 of 240:00). Baylor’s defense has forced 15+ turnovers in 9 of 12 games after doing so in 7 of 34 games last year.

BU is 44-72 against AP-ranked teams since 2007-08 after going 0-27 in Coach Scott Drew’s first 4 rebuilding seasons. Baylor defeated 3 ranked teams prior to January for the 2nd time in program history (4-0 in 2016-17).

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 75.67
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.38
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.04
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.00
  • Total Rebounds: 38.92

Defense

  • Total Score: 58.92
  • Field Goal Percentage: 37.84
  • Three-Point Percentage: 30.94
  • Free Throw Percentage: 66.34
  • Total Rebounds: 33.17

Why Bet on Texas Tech?

Texas Tech (10-3) opened Big 12 play with an 85-50 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey scored 18 points while making four 3-pointers and the Red Raiders pulled away for their most lopsided margin of victory ever in a Big 12 game.

Texas Tech went ahead to stay with 11 points in a row late in the first half. After Lindy Waters III made a jumper for Oklahoma State right after halftime, Texas Tech scored 15 in a row, with Ramsey hitting two 3s before his run-ending two free throws made it 51-32 with 15 1/2 minutes left.

The Red Raiders limited the Cowboys to just 28.8 percent shooting in the game. Tech has now won 10 straight conference games after running off nine in a row last season to earn the Big 12 regular-season championship and is 11-13 all-time in Big 12 openers. Texas Tech improved to 8-0 at home this season, has won 15 straight at home dating back to seven straight to finish last season and is now 58-5 under coach Chris Beard in Lubbock.

Baylor vs Texas Tech is going to be a close one.

The 15-game home winning streak is only behind Gonzaga (32 games), Kansas (28), VCU (21), Prairie View (18), South Dakota State (18), Villanova (17) and Santa Clara (16) for the national lead. Florida State and Creighton are both tied with Tech with a 15-game streak.

Some Numbers

Texas Tech earned a 31-point win over West Virginia at home last season and a 30-point win over Baylor in 1999 for its previous scoring margins of victory in conference play before the 35-point win on Saturday. The Red Raiders finished the game shooting 54.4 percent from the field, including hitting nine 3-pointers and limiting their turnovers to only nine against the Cowboys.

Texas Tech is 11th nationally with 17.5 assists per game and leads the Big 12 with 224 free throws made through 13 games. The Red Raiders finished the game against Oklahoma State with 20 assists on 30 shots and is now second in the conference and 49th nationally with 228 total assists. The Red Raiders rank second in the conference in assists per game, in defensive rebounds per game (28.6), a 76.2 free-throw percentage and are third in the Big 12 with a 1.30 assist-to-turnover ratio, 6.0 rebounding margin, a 14.6 scoring margin and with an offense that is scoring 76.8 points per game.

Davide Moretti is sixth nationally and leads the conference at 93.8 percent from the free-throw line, while Chris Clarke is second in the conference with 6.0 assists per game and fifth with 8.9 rebounds per game. Moretti is the NCAA active career leader in free throws with a 91.7 percentage where he is 166 of 181 through 88 games.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 76.85
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.60
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.96
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.19
  • Total Rebounds: 38.62

Defense

  • Total Score: 62.23
  • Field Goal Percentage: 39.18
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.57
  • Free Throw Percentage: 67.31
  • Total Rebounds: 32.62

Baylor vs Texas Tech 2020 College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Bears are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games this season
  • Bears are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in January
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor’s last 5 games on the road
  • Red Raiders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season
  • Red Raiders are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games played in January
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech’s last 7 games played on a Tuesday

Expert Final Score Prediction for Baylor vs Texas Tech

Baylor 62 – Texas Tech 65

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