The number 5 seeded Baylor Bears (21-10, 10-8 Big 12) battle the number 4 seeded Texas Longhorns (20-11, 11-7 Big 12) in the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 10. The game takes place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Tip-off is at 12:30 am.
Texas goes into the Big 12 Tournament off of a 62 to 50 win over Oklahoma State on March 3. The Longhorns have gone 6 and 4 straight up in their last 10. Baylor heads to the tournament off of a 58 to 69 home loss to West Virginia. Baylor is 4 and 6 straight up in their last 10.
A Closer Look at How To Bet the Baylor Bears Vs Texas Longhorns Big 12 Tournament College Basketball Line
The college basketball betting line favors Baylor by 1-point to beat Texas. The Bears have gone 10-14-1 ATS overall this season. One good thing about the Bears’ ATS record is that they are 6-4-1 in away games. This battle takes place on a neutral court. Texas is 16 and 14 ATS overall this season. The Longhorns are 7 and 3 ATS in their away games.
What: Baylor Bears (21-10) at Texas Longhorns (20-11)
When: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM ET
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
Stadium: Sprint Center
Spread: Baylor -1
Watch: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Baylor vs Texas
Bet The No. 5 seeded Baylor Bears Because…
Baylor beat Texas 78 to 64 the last time that these 2 teams played against each other. The game took place in Austin, Texas on Feb. 20. Baylor’s Jonathan Motley dominated. Motley made 12 of 13 field goals. He scored 24 points in the game. Taurean Prince added 17 for the Bears. Baylor out rebounded Texas 27 to 20. Baylor made 32 out of 51 shots from the field. That’s 62.7%. If Baylor is that hot on Thursday, they could end Texas’s hopes of advancing in the Big 12 Tournament.
Bet The No. 4 seeded Texas Longhorns Because…
Texas was horrible from three against Baylor in the loss on Feb. 20. The Longhorns went 4 out of 18 from three. Texas shot a ridiculous 22.2% from the three-point line in the loss to the Baylor Bears. Texas usually averages 34% from three. The Texas defense usually allows only 41.8% from the field. If Texas just hits their averages, they should beat Baylor.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Both teams are decent, not great, but decent squads. Out of the 2, Texas is playing much better at this time than Baylor is playing. The Longhorns have won 4 out of their last 6. What’s more surprising is that 2 of the 4 wins came against 2 of the better teams in the Big 12: West Virginia and Oklahoma.
Texas beat West Virginia 85 to 78 on Feb. 16. They beat Oklahoma 76 to 63 on Feb. 27. Texas goes into this matchup playing well. Baylor goes into this game after having lost their last 2. I like Texas.