Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Longhorns vs. Bears CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(18-6) Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears (20-4)
Date: Saturday, February 12th, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Texas +5.5 | Baylor -5.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Moneyline Odds: Texas +175 | Baylor -210
CBB Betting Total: 129
College hoops action kicks off on Saturday with a pair of top 25 teams from the Big 12 Conference square off as the Texas Longhorns grapple with the Baylor Bears at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
These teams have not played yet this season and will square off twice in the final weeks before March Madness.
The #20 Texas Longhorns continue to thrive and are targeting a third straight victory. They have rebounded from a road defeat against a good Texas Tech squad with victories against #20 Iowa State followed by a solid 79-76 home win against #8 Kansas on Monday as a 1 point underdog. The Longhorns rallied from a 4-point deficit with less than a minute left to stun the conference best Jayhawks.
Timmy Allen carried the Longhorns to victory on Monday with a team high 24 points. The senior forward was slumping prior to Monday and enters with an average of 11.8 PPG and 6.6 RPG. Marcus Carr has scored at least 10 points in three consecutive games. The senior guard is posting an average of 11 PPG on 38% shooting.
The Longhorns are ranked 14th in all of DI in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings and climbed three spots to the 20th spot in this week’s AP Top 25. They are averaging 68.7 points on the season, landing them 247th overall. The Longhorns stifling defense is holding foes to only 55.8 points which is #1 in the country.
The #10 Baylor Bears enter this one with confidence after rebounding from an ugly loss to Kansas with a dominating 75-60 road win over Kansas State on Wednesday to cover the seven-point spread. The Bears will look to get back to their dominating ways as they enter the final stretch of the season. Baylor is 8-3 in conference and are half a game back from Kansas.
LJ Cryer has missed the last few games due to a foot injury and is questionable. The sophomore guard is an outstanding player, averaging a team high 13.9 PPG and is shooting 47%. James Akinjo rebounded from a terrible performance with 15 points in Wednesday’s victory. The senior guard has been inconsistent in conference action but still sits at an average of 13 PPG and a team-leading 5.6 APG.
The Bears are tabbed 5th in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings and dipped two spots to the 10th overall in the AP Top 25. Baylor is 3-2 at home in conference play and are averaging 77.8 points on the year, good for 39th in the country. They are limiting opponents to only 62.2 points, good for 29th in DI.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Texas is 2-6 ATS on the road this season
- Texas O/U are 3-3 in their last 6 games
- Baylor is 3-3 ATS in their last 6 games
- Baylor UNDERS are 4-2 in their last 6 games
4* Free Texas vs. Baylor CBB Betting Pick: Texas ATS
The Texas Longhorns continue to dazzle, winning 5 out of their last 6 games overall including a victory against Kansas in their previous action. Their only defeat in that span occurred against a ranked Texas Tech squad. Baylor is not the same team as last year. They are only 5-4 in their last nine games overall including losses to Oklahoma State and Alabama.
Furthermore, the Longhorns are elite defensively. They are limiting foes to only 88.7 points per 100 possessions, good for 8th best in the country. If LJ Cryer is unable to play once again the Baylor offense could be in for some trouble.
Take the Longhorns to cover on the road in a tight game.
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