Free NCAA Basketball Picks: Baylor & Texas Tussle To Go 'Under'

Charles Stark

Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:19 PM GMT

Texas has really turned things around this season and they look to move forward in this rebuilding year as they take on Baylor in the Big 12 tournament. Free NCAA basketball pick here.

NCAA basketball odds experts have set the total for this game at 137 like at Bookmaker -110. For one of my selections today I will be backing under the total in this contest and look for a game similar to their first matchup of the year which ended in a really low final score.

 

Baylor Bears
Baylor averages 76.7 points per game and last time out versus Texas shot over 60% from the floor. The Bears played arguably their best game of the year last time out versus the Longhorns where almost everything they put up went in the basket with that amazing overall percentage as well as 40% from distance. They are an extremely good rebounding team and prevent teams from a lot of second looks as they allow opponents just 29.2 rebounds per game which ranks second in the country. In the past Baylor has been a team of pace and tempo really trying to get up and down the floor and get up a lot of shots but that has not been the case this season. I like what they have done on the other side of the floor and that is eliminating a lot of opportunities by opponents allowing just 53.9 field-goal attempts per game which ranks in the top part of the country. That tempo they try to control plus their extremely good rebounding should keep the pace of this game from getting out of hand.

 

Texas Longhorns
Texas ranks among the best in the Big 12 in allowing opponents to shoot just 45.4% on the two point shots, but rank in the bottom part of the league in most offensive statistics. Head coach Shaka Smart has done an amazing job with this club and this will be a really interesting matchup tonight against a team that lit them up the last time they met. This is a good defensive team and I highly doubt Baylor will have the same success percentagewise from the floor as they did in their last matchup. Across the board this team has some nice defensive statistics and along with their solid opponent two point shooting percentage they allow just 34.4% and beyond the arc and 41.8% overall. I believe this team knows in order for them to make a push in this tournament they're going to have rely on their defense first so look for that to be the focus tonight from the Longhorns. Let's make our NCAA basketball pick now!

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NCAA Basketball Pick: Under 137 
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