Texas Tech Red Raiders Vs Baylor Bears Free Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,February 12, 2016 1:48, EST in

Maintaining a spot in the top 25 has proven to be very tough for a lot of teams this season, as unranked teams have had some real success against the big boys. The Baylor Bears have taken a few hits of their own this season, and they will be looking to avoid another one when they welcome the Texas Tech Raiders into the Ferrell Center in Waco on Saturday, February 13.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Vs Baylor Bears Free Pick

When: February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas.
TV: ESPNU
Radio: Texas Tech Red Raider Sports Network
Stream Option: ESPNU Streaming Online
Opening NCAAB Lines: TBA

How to bet Texas Tech Red Raiders Vs Baylor Bears

The Bears would ordinarily be a pretty obvious bet when playing at home, but they have not been playing their best ball in the past couple of weeks. There is the definite potential for a bit of an upset special here, and that may make Texas Tech a good bet for those of you looking to give your bankroll a healthy little boost. The NCAA basketball full betting odds for this one will be up on Saturday morning.

Why bet on the Texas Tech Raiders

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-9, 4-7) have not had a lot of joy in conference play this season, but they did come up with a signature win in their last game. That was an 85-82 OT win over #14 ranked Iowa State. That will alone should let the Baylor Bears know that they are going to be in for a battle on Saturday night. The Red Raiders have not performed very well on the road this season, but that doesn’t automatically count them out of this one. Their last game versus Baylor earlier in the season was a close one, with just 3 points separating the two teams. They know that the Bears are not playing well right now, and they will feel that they can take advantage of that. Texas Tech are averaging 72.7 PPG, and are giving up 69.6 PPG.

Why bet on the Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears (18-6, 7-4) have found a way to bounce back after a tough loss all season long, and they did it again earlier this week with an 82-72 win over Kansas State. Baylor are just 3-3 in their last 6 games, but 2 of those losses came against ranked opponents, with their only unranked loss coming versus Texas. Baylor were made to fight for their 63-60 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders when they met earlier this season, but you have to feel as though they are better equipped to get the double on their home court. They have 3 conference wins at home this season, and should be the favorite to make it 4 in this one. The Bears are averaging 78.6 PPG, and are giving up 68.3 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Baylor may be on a bit of a slide at the moment, but I get the feeling that they will do just enough to get the win on home court. I expect it will be a similar sort of margin of victory as they managed the last timeout versus Texas Tech.

Texas Tech Red Raiders 71 Baylor Bears 74