Baylor vs. Texas Tech - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Texas Tech (18-11) at Baylor (25-3)
College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor -8 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-11, CONF 9-7) and Baylor Bears (25-3, CONF 14-2) face off in a Big 12 showdown at the Ferrell Center. Baylor beat Texas Tech 57-52 earlier this season.
Texas Tech has been up and down this year and they could really use a big win or two before the tournament comes rolling around.
Texas Tech comes into this game having lost two games in a row and the last one was ugly against the Texas Longhorns. The offense at times has been a problem for Texas Tech and in the last game they could only manage 58 points against the Longhorns.
Away from home this season Texas is averaging only 65.6 points per game and they are going to have their hands full trying to score in this game.
Texas Tech is led by Jahmi'us Ramsey who is averaging 15.5 points and shooting 44.6 percent from the field.
Just a few weeks ago it looked like Baylor had an easy route to win the Big 12 title but now they don’t even control their own destiny.
In Baylor’s last game the defense struggled giving up 75 points against TCU and that led to a three point loss. Overall this season Baylor’s defense has been strong giving up 59.3 points per game and letting opponents shoot 39.2 percent from the field.
Baylor is led by Guard Jared Butler who is averaging 15.8 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field.Butler has also been able to shoot 38.7 percent from the field.
The over is 9-3 in Texas Tech’s last 12 games played on Monday. The under is 9-3 in Baylor’s last 12 home games. Baylor is 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 games overall. The under is 11-5 in Baylor’s last 16 against Big 12 competition.
The underdog is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings between Baylor and Texas Tech.
These are both teams who are struggling, but after what happened to Baylor on Saturday against TCU, there is no way to trust them. Look for Texas Tech to find enough offense to keep this game close and to cover the spread.