Drew Butler and Nick Bahe from Betonline.ag preview this weekend’s college basketball matchup between Texas Tech and Baylor tipping off at 4 p.m. EST on Sunday. Baylor goes into this one as a -8.5 point favorite, according to Betonline.ag, after just clinching the Big 12 regular season title. Use the code CLNS50 at Betonline to wager on this and other games, and get 50% back on your first deposit.
Texas Tech is currently ranked 18th in the nation with a 17-8 record. They are led by junior guard Mac McClung who is averaging 16.4 points a night. The former high school standout is reviving his basketball career at Texas Tech after a failed stint at Georgetown. According to Drew, “this line may even get higher” because “Texas Tech has great defense”, so this could be an under the radar pick this weekend.
Meanwhile, Baylor is ranked 3rd in the nation with a 20-1 record. As mentioned, they just clinched the Big 12 regular season title, with their only loss this season being at the hands of number 13 ranked Kansas on February 27. They are led by junior guard Jared Butler who’s been having a phenomenal season. He’s averaging 17.1 points and 5.0 assists on some solid efficiency. Despite this, Butler struggled the last time Baylor took on Texas Tech. However, according to Nick, “if you can’t beat Baylor when you get that version of Jared Butler, good luck beating them in Waco where Baylor’s been outstanding.” He’s taking Baylor in this one.
The last time these two teams faced off it was Baylor who got the win by a score of 68-60. This one has some upside for both teams. You could “expect a little pull back” from Baylor since they just won a regular season title, according to Drew. However, they are still the 3rd ranked team in the nation playing at home, so anything can happen. Make sure to lock in your bet for the game at Betonline.ag using the code CLNS50.