The No. 2 Baylor Bears have reached February still without a loss. They will look to get their first win of the month this Tuesday against the Texas Longhorns, who are raring to see action after their last scheduled game was postponed. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns NCAA College Basketball Game on February 2 2021
Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Baylor Bears (odds)
Record: 16-0 Overall / 8-0 Conference
Baylor hosted the Auburn Tigers in a Big 12-SEC challenge matchup last Saturday and came away unscathed with an 84-72 win in Waco. Baylor hit 11 threes on 30 attempts to also continue their streak of double-digit 3-pointers made. The Bears have now made at least 11 threes in each of their last three games, shooting an insane 46.7 percent from deep over that stretch. The three-headed attack of Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell has been mostly unstoppable this season. Against Auburn, the trio scored 43 points. Baylor is feeding off its balanced game on both ends of the floor. The Bears are third in adjusted offensive efficiency in the nation with 121.3 points per 100 possessions and second in adjusted defensive efficiency with 87.0 points allowed per 100 possessions. And going back to their outside shooting, it should be not forgotten that the Bears are the best 3-point shooting team in the nation, with a 43.4 3-point shooting percentage. Defensively, the Bears are fifth in the nation with 9.7 steals per game.
Baylor is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games overall
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (odds)
Record: 11-3 Overall / 5-2 Conference
The Longhorns will come into the Baylor game with fresher legs than their opponents after their scheduled date with the Kentucky Wildcats last Saturday was postponed. The last time the Longhorns saw action was on Jan. 26, when they suffered a gut-wrenching 80-79 home loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. Texas found itself down by nine points at the half but clawed back into the contest by outscoring the Sooners in the second half, 45-37. Despite the loss, Texas can’t be taken lightly by Baylor. For one, the Longhorns have four Quadrant 1 wins and two Quadrant 2 victories. The Longhorns are also 6-3 straight up at home this season. Texas is averaging 76.4 points per game and gives up 66.2 per contest. Per KenPom, the Longhorns are 19th in adjusted offensive efficiency (113.9) and ninth in adjusted defensive efficiency (90.9).
The over is 7-3 in Texas’ last 10 games as the home team.
Baylor wins, 74-70.
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