Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Sports Betting Odds and NCAA Football Predictions


Baylor Bears
Baylor Bears
10-2 (0-1 V)
8:00 pm ET, Friday, December 29, 2017
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech Red Raiders
11-1 (9-0 H)
Fox College Sports
 
Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Sports Betting Odds and NCAA Football Predictions

Baylor and Texas Tech don't have to wait any longer to find out how their nonconference schedules prepared them for the rigors of Big 12 play.

As the conference tips off on Friday, six Big 12 teams -- more than half of the league -- are ranked in the Top 25. That means Big 12 basketball fans get a pair of matchups between ranked teams on opening weekend, beginning with No. 18 Baylor (10-2) visiting No. 22 Texas Tech (11-1) on Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

No. 10 TCU hosts No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday.

The conference features a double round-robin regular-season slate, and the past seven weeks of basketball suggest it will be a challenging road, even for perennial champ Kansas, from here to the conference tournament in early March in Kansas City.

Any Big 12 members who experience a rough start can take solace in Oklahoma State's run last season. The Cowboys lost their first six conference games, but rebounded to finish 20-12 overall and 9-9 in the Big 12, earning a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Even so, the Bears and Red Raiders will be seeking to charge out of the blocks when they meet at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Texas Tech will have the home-court advantage, though Baylor gets a chance to face the Red Raiders before their student section returns from semester break.

Texas Tech also has strength in numbers as it has used a 10-player rotation throughout nonconference play. Not only are 10 Red Raiders averaging more than 13 minutes, nine have scored in double figures at least once.

Point guard Keenan Evans leads the team at 16.5 points per game despite the fact that he didn't score in the 103-69 victory over Savannah State.

The Red Raiders will try to make their depth a major factor against a Baylor team that has been thin this season. The Bears have been limited to eight scholarship players, and had as few as six in one game. Forward Terry Maston, who was averaging 11.7 points and 7.7 rebounds before missing the last six games with a broken right hand, isn't expected to return from injury until January.

However, Baylor's strengths could mitigate its depth problems. The Bears have become well known for their stifling zone defense, which could help conserve energy and avoid foul trouble as well as frustrate Texas Tech's motion offense.

Beard said he expects Baylor to mix different zone looks with a man-to-man defense.

Baylor will have plenty of playing time for its perimeter scorers -- guards Manu Lecomte and King McClure and forward Nuni Omot -- to get into the flow of the game. That trio averages 6.9 made 3-pointers. But even more important than scoring from beyond the arc, Lecomte said the Bears need to control the ball long enough to get open shots.

 

Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Baylor Bears +6½ (-110) +245 138 (-110)o
Texas Tech Red Raiders -6½ (-110) -290 138(-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Texas Tech 72, Baylor 66

 


 

Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Baylor Bears

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-2 9-1 1-1 3-2 2-1 1-1 83.42 66.17 17.25
Last 10 8-2 7-1 1-1 3-2 2-1 1-1 82.40 68.20 14.20
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-1 9-0 2-1 5-3 3-2 2-1 81.67 58.67 23.00
Last 10 9-1 7-0 2-1 5-2 3-1 2-1 82.20 61.00 21.20
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Betting Odds Trends

Baylor Bears

Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Baylor is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Baylor is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech
Baylor is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Texas Tech
Baylor is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Baylor is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Baylor is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baylor
Texas Tech is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baylor
Texas Tech is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Baylor
Texas Tech is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Baylor

Injuries

Baylor Bears

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Terry Maston F Early Jan - Hand - 11/29/17 Maston broke his hand and is expected to be out of action until the beginning of January.
Leonard Allen F Out indefinitely - Personal - 11/29/17 Allen will miss an undetermined length of time as he has taken a personal leave of absence from the team.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Hyron Edwards G Out indefinitely - Concussion - 11/30/17 Edwards is sidelined due to concussion-like symptoms and it is unclear how much time he will need to recover.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
2/13/17 TTU 84 BAY 78 2.5/128 TTU/O
1/25/17 BAY 65 TTU 61 -8.5/130.5 TTU/U
2/13/16 BAY 66 TTU 84 -10/142.5 TTU/O
1/16/16 TTU 60 BAY 63 1.5/145.5 BAY/U
3/6/15 BAY 77 TTU 74 -15.5/121.5 TTU/O
2/17/15 TTU 49 BAY 54 8.5/125 TTU/U
3/1/14 BAY 59 TTU 49 -8.5/129 BAY/U
1/15/14 TTU 82 BAY 72 4.5/135.5 TTU/O
2/9/13 BAY 75 TTU 48 -17/143.5 BAY/U
1/8/13 TTU 48 BAY 82 10/150.5 BAY/U

Baylor: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS BAY FG Opp FG Reb
12/20/17 SOU 80-60 (W) -/- -- 31/49 27/72 37-24
12/17/17 SAV 118-86 (W) -/- -- 41/69 30/79 54-23
12/14/17 TXSO 99-68 (W) -19/142 WO 41/62 24/59 29-25
12/9/17 RU 105-82 (W) -/- -- 40/70 30/63 45-19
12/4/17 SHSU 84-56 (W) -/- -- 29/60 22/63 36-37
12/2/17 WICH 62-69 (L) 2.5/136 LU 22/59 24/53 32-35
11/28/17 @XAV 63-76 (L) 4.5/146 LU 24/56 25/56 27-36
11/21/17 @CRE (N) 65-59 (W) -1/154 WU 24/52 22/64 35-28
11/20/17 @WIS (N) 70-65 (W) 1.5/135 WP 21/53 23/58 37-30
11/17/17 ALCN 78-61 (W) -/- -- 27/63 25/60 47-22

Texas Tech: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS TTU FG Opp FG Reb
12/22/17 ACU 74-47 (W) -/- -- 25/49 18/61 40-29
12/19/17 FAU 90-54 (W) -23/142.5 WO 32/65 21/58 35-30
12/16/17 RICE 73-53 (W) -28.5/142 LU 31/63 17/44 30-30
12/13/17 KENN 82-53 (W) -/- -- 32/61 14/43 38-19
12/5/17 NEV 82-76 (W) (OT) -5.5/148.5 WO 26/62 25/59 34-31
11/30/17 HALL (N) 79-89 (L) 2.5/136 LO 30/63 30/59 31-30
11/25/17 SAV 103-69 (W) -/- -- 39/74 23/64 45-23
11/22/17 WOF 79-56 (W) -21/136 WU 27/57 21/54 28-27
11/19/17 @NW (N) 85-49 (W) -3/141.5 WU 29/48 12/45 34-19
11/18/17 @BC (N) 75-64 (W) -8.5/142.5 WU 27/61 23/53 30-31

 

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