Baylor (21-4, 9-3) heads to Lubbock on Wednesday for a top-25 matchup with Texas Tech (19-6, 8-4). This game will decide who sits in second in the Big 12 right behind Kansas. It could also decide a seeding line in the NCAA Tournament so there is more at stake than just pride.
How to watch Baylor vs. Texas Tech Basketball
Who: Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 9 PM ET
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena — Lubbock, TX
Coverage: ESPN2 (Click here to watch free 7 days trial with fuboTV)
These two teams played back in January and the Red Raiders got the better of the Bears in Waco. Surely, the Bears are looking for revenge in this one despite potentially being down a couple players in LJ Cryer and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua. Even without those guys at times, Baylor has played considerably well and even beat Texas quite handily on Saturday.
Baylor vs Texas Tech Prediction, Lines by FlurrySports
Moneyline: BAY: (+115) | TTU: (-135)
Point Spread: BAY: +2 (-110) | TTU: -2 (-110)
Total: 136.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110
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Baylor vs. Texas Tech College Basketball Betting Preview
Be ready for a rock fight in this game as both teams play a suffocating style of defense. Neither team allows more than 62 points a game and both force about 16 turnovers per game. Baylor is the better offensive team by about four points per game on average, but that may not matter in a game like this.
As with many games, this one will come down to who can take care of the ball and who can get easy shots. Both teams shoot about 47 percent from the field overall and neither are particularly good free throw shooting teams at just under 70 percent. However, the Bears tend to get to the line an extra two times a game compared to the Red Raiders. This small difference might be all they need to win the game.
A major advantage for the Bears is that they shoot almost 36 percent from beyond the arc while the Red Raiders struggle from there at just under 32 percent. This will be a game where Baylor guard James Akinjo has to control the tempo and get his team into advantageous spots on offense since he may not have the help of running mate LJ Cryer. Texas Tech will need one its guard to step up and become more of a maestro than they have been in previous games since they don’t run a traditional lineup out on the court.