Baylor at Texas College Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting favors 6th-ranked Texas as they host Baylor on Saturday.

The Longhorns have owned this series winning 23 of the last 24 but that one loss was last year in the Big 12 semifinals.  Texas seems unlikely to lose two straight in NCAA basketball betting to Baylor even though this is a good Bears team.

College basketball betting had Texas bouncing back from their first two losses of the season with a 95-83 win on Wednesday against Texas Tech. Damion James had 28 points and 13 rebounds as he broke the Big 12 record for career double-doubles with 48. "That don’t mean nothing to me," James said. "It just feels good being on the winning side of the table. I’ll let my mama talk about it. She’ll brag about it to her friends." Justin Mason had 18 points while Dogus Balbay added 13 as Texas rolled.  It was unusual to see those two players score so much since it is usually Damion James and Dexter Pittman that lead the Longhorns. "Tonight, I thought I’d be more aggressive," Mason said.  College basketball betting stats have Texas just a game behind Kansas for the Big 12 conference lead.

Texas under Rick Barnes is almost unbeatable at home.  In the last five years they are 73-5.  Texas is 4-4 this season against the college basketball betting odds at home but on the road they are 0-5.  Offensively they are up to #2 in the nation as they are scoring more than 85 points per NCAA basketball betting contest.  Baylor is not a slouch on offense either as they are 34th in the country, averaging more than 75 points per game as college basketball betting stats indicated.  They probably don’t want to get into a scoring contest with Texas though in this NCAA basketball betting game since there may not be a team in the country that can match Texas in terms of offensive depth.

Baylor is 3-1 on the road this season in NCAA basketball betting so they are capable of covering this number.  They lost by just six points at Kansas in their last college basketball betting road game and had a chance to win that outright before faltering down the stretch.  This could be a high scoring college basketball betting game since both teams have potent offenses and if that is the case then Texas could hit the century mark on Saturday.

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