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Baylor vs. Texas Betting Odds – February 20

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Feb/20/2012
Baylor vs. Texas Betting Odds – February 20

The Baylor vs. Texas betting odds for February 20, 2012 had the Longhorns as -2.5 home favorites.  All updated College Basketball game betting odds can be found here at Sportsbook.com.  You can receive up to $250 in FREE CASH based on your initial deposit. 

Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Texas -2.5 & 137.5

Opening Line & Total: Longhorns -2 & 138

Slumping Baylor looks for a big road win when it visits Austin on Monday for a showdown with Texas.

The Bears have lost three of four and are a woeful 2-8 ATS in their past 10 games. But Baylor is 5-2 (SU and ATS) in the past seven meetings with Texas and the reason it only beat the Horns by five on Jan. 28 in Waco was because J’Covan Brown somehow dropped 32 points. Baylor owned the paint though, winning the rebounding battle 37-24 as Perry Jones III (22 pts, 14 reb), Quincy Miller (18 pts, 6 reb) and Quincy Acy (10 pts, 10 reb) had a field day down low. The Bears are 7-2 on the road, while the Horns are 4-7 ATS at home and 5-9 ATS in the Big 12.

Perry Jones III (13.5 PPG, 7.5 RPG) is the biggest reason for Baylor’s recent slump. The Bears blew a nine-point lead and lost at home to Kansas State on Saturday, 57-56, with little help from Jones III, who fouled out with just four points and four rebounds. Jones has scored five points or fewer in each of his team’s past three defeats. While the Baylor star has slumped, freshman Quincy Miller (12.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG) has stepped up with 16.0 PPG and 6.0 RPG in his past three games. Frontcourt mate Quincy Acy (12.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG) has been the rock of this team, scoring in double figures in 11 of his past 12 games. Pierre Jackson (12.3 PPG, 5.9 APG) has done a nice job manning the point this year. He has 28 assists and 14 turnovers in his past five games, but has made just 7-of-22 FG in his past three contests.

Texas is 14-2 at home this season, losing to Kansas and Missouri by a combined four points. But the school is 0-6 against ranked opponents this season, and is coming off a 90-78 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Longhorns have been a solid defensive team all season (65.9 PPG, 40.6% FG), but they allowed 5-foot-9 OSU guard Keiton Page to score 40 points on 8-of-14 FG and 20-of-20 FT. Offensively, the Horns played pretty well against the Cowboys, shooting 49% FG and making 8-of-16 threes. Freshman Myck Kabongo (10.3 PPG, 5.0 APG) led the team with 22 points (8-of-12 FG) and leading scorer J’Covan Brown (19.7 PPG) added 20 points. Kabongo is averaging 16.0 PPG in his past three contests, but also has more turnovers (15) than assists (12) in this span. Starting with his 32-point night in Waco on Jan. 28, Brown has scored 17+ points in seven straight games, averaging 21.6 PPG in these contests. But he has made more than 50% of his shots just once in this nine-game span and is shooting 41.9% FG this season. Despite leading the conference in scoring, Brown is shooting a woeful 31% FG in Big 12 home games this season. Freshman Sheldon McClellan (11.3 PPG) was a non-factor against Baylor (0-for-4 FG), but he has been a great scorer in his past five games, hitting double-figures in each contest and averaging 14.2 PPG in this span.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

 

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