Texas, UNC Greensboro at Home with Chance to Avenge Setbacks

Charles Stark

Monday, February 12, 2018 2:49 PM UTC

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 2:49 PM UTC

Rematches are the focus in college hoops tonight as Baylor travels to Texas, and East Tennessee State visits UNC Greensboro. Is the revenge factor enough to sway your NCAAB picks?

Monday College Basketball: Baylor vs. TexasFree NCAAB Pick: Baylor +2.5Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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Baylor seems to have turned the corner, winning its past three games, and now they get the opportunity to continue at Texas. In their earlier matchup this season Baylor handled business 69-60, and for my NCAAB picks I will back them plus the points in this spot. Although Texas got up 70 attempts in their first matchup, they shot a horrible 34 percent overall while allowing Baylor to shoot 49 percent. Of course, Texas is much better at home but Baylor now is road-tested and statistically they are extremely good on the defensive end, ranking 26th and 27th in the country in opponent shooting efficiency and allowing opponents just 40.9 percent overall. Texas matches up well defensively, but Baylor is also the much better offensive team, shooting 47.4 percent to Texas' 44 percent on the season. Although it seems Texas is in a nice revenge spot and is favored on the college basketball odds board, I just don’t like how they match up with Baylor. Expect this game to at least go to the wire.

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Monday College Basketball: East Tennessee State vs. UNC GreensboroFree NCAAB Pick: UNC Greensboro -2Best Line Offered: Bookmaker

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Earlier in the season UNC Greensboro lost at East Tennessee State 68-58, shooting an abysmal 33 percent from the floor. For tonight's game, East Tennessee State is a small underdog on the college basketball odds board despite not having lost since mid-December. This is a rare choice for me in this situation, but with my NCAAB picks I will take UNC Greensboro minus the small number. When we examine this game closely, UNC Greensboro matches up very well with East Tennessee State and they have won eight of their last nine games. Statistically, East Tennessee State comes in as a much better offensive team, shooting 48.3 percent from the field, but this will be a tough spot for them to score a lot of points. The Spartans allow opponents just 50 field-goal attempts per game and only 21.1 field goals made per game, which ranks them second and fourth in the country, respectively. This will be the toughest matchup the Buccaneers have had in quite some time and I simply don’t see them coming out with a win.

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