College Basketball Picks
Date/Time: March 4th, 9:00 pm ET
College Basketball Odds from Sportsbook
Point Spread: Baylor -1.5
Basketball Betting Game Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
- Baylor is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Texas
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Baylor’s last 16 games on the road
- Baylor is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing at home against Baylor
- Texas is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Baylor
- Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baylor
- Texas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Baylor
- Texas is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Baylor
- Texas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baylor
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas’s last 9 games when playing Baylor
NCAA Basketball Pick – March 4th
The Baylor Bears are in bad need of a win in Monday night’s NCAA basketball betting festivities against the Texas Longhorns. These two Lone Star State combatants will get it on at 9:00 p.m. ET in the second half of the ESPN Big Monday doubleheader.
The Bears are probably right on the cut line right now for the NCAA Tournament, and this is a problem of their own creation. This was once a team with a Top 25 RPI and a seemingly good enough resume before the end of January. Since that point, the team is just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS, and there are some losses in there (such as a sweep at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners) that are just unforgiveable. Now, one would like to think that winning this game or the finale against the Kansas Jayhawks would be a pre-requisite to having a chance to dance, and even then, it is still going to take a win or two in the Big XII Tournament to get into the field of 68. Baylor is a team that has the offensive prowess to be able to beat anyone in the conference. G Pierre Jackson is one of the best scorers in the Big XII, averaging 19.0 points per game, and C Isaiah Austin and F Cory Jefferson are good for nearly 25 points per game between them as well. However, of late the team has slacked off just a bit, and that has been the real killer for the boys from Waco.
The Longhorns aren’t as bad of a team as 13-16 suggests. The top part of the Big XII this year has been quite good, and UT would have been a much different team if G Myck Kabongo hadn’t been suspended for the first two thirds of the season. Since Kabongo has been back in the fold, the Horns have at least been competitive. Yes, they have been beaten in road games against the likes of the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma State Cowboys, but aside from that, they have been a competitive team. This figures to be another one of these games where the boys in burnt orange can really play the role of spoiler. Kabongo is the team’s leading scorer at 16.7 points per game, and G Sheldon McClellan and G Julien Lewis are both double digit scorers, too. If these three can all put it together and G Javan Felix can hang onto the basketball, this is a team with a real chance of competing.
And that’s why we think that the Longhorns can hang. They have a good enough team to pull off this upset, and even without Kabongo in the fold, they forced Baylor to overtime the first time that these two teams met this year in Waco. This time around, the Bears aren’t going to be so lucky. They’ll fall to the wayside on the wrong side of the bubble in this one. Texas 70 – Baylor 67
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