The 11th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders look to keep their perfect home record intact when they host the No. 4 Baylor Bears in a Big 12 showdown on Wednesday. Texas Tech (19-6, 8-4) is the only team in the conference with an undefeated home record at 15-0 and has won 18 straight on its own court since losing to West Virginia on Feb. 9, 2021. Baylor (21-4, 9-3) is seeking its third consecutive victory as it hopes to avenge a 65-62 home loss to the Red Raiders on Jan. 11 that halted its 21-game winning streak.
Tip-off from United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Tex. is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Red Raiders are two-point favorites in the latest Texas Tech vs. Baylor odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 136.5. Before making any Baylor vs. Texas Tech picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Texas Tech vs. Baylor spread: Red Raiders -1.5
- Texas Tech vs. Baylor over-under: 136.5 points
- Texas Tech vs. Baylor money line: Red Raiders -130, Bears +110
- TT: The Red Raiders are 15-3 against the spread in their last 18 games as home favorites
- BAY: The Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last nine contests as underdogs
Why Texas Tech can cover
The Red Raiders are coming off their fourth win in five games, an 82-69 triumph over TCU on Saturday. Junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr. led Texas Tech with 20 points off the bench and senior forward Bryson Williams scored 16 while Adonis Arms added 11, five rebounds and four assists. A senior guard, Arms led five players in double figures with 14 points in last month's victory at Baylor while adding nine boards and five assists.
Williams leads Texas Tech with an average of 13.4 points and has hit double digits in 19 of his 25 games this season. He is second in the Big 12 with a 53.3 shooting percentage and tops the Red Raiders with a 45.8 percent mark from 3-point range. Williams, who is in his first season with Texas Tech after spending two with both Fresno State and UTEP, is 38 points away from reaching 2,000 for his career.
Why Baylor can cover
All five starters reached double figures in points for the Bears in Saturday's 80-63 win over Texas, with Adam Flagler recording a game-high 20 on 8-of-11 shooting. The junior guard was 4-for-5 from 3-point range and has gone 12-for-27 from beyond the arc over his last four outings. Flagler, who is averaging 13 points per game, scored 17 against the Red Raiders last month to share the team lead with James Akinjo.
A senior guard, Akinjo has scored an average of 13.1 points for the Bears and leads the team in both assists (5.7) and steals (2.2). Flo Thamba was forced to play more minutes against Texas due to an injury to Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and thrived, registering 12 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double. It was just the third time this season the senior forward posted a double-digit scoring performance and first since Dec. 20, when he recorded a career-high 16 points in a win against Alcorn State.
How to make Texas Tech vs. Baylor picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, suggesting the teams combine for a total of 143 points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model's Baylor vs. Texas Tech pick at SportsLine.
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