Baylor vs Texas Tech: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 7, 2021

The No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-8) will attempt to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the No. 3 Baylor Bears (20-1) on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Ferrell Center as 8-point underdogs. The contest airs at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup’s point total is set at 139.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 7, 2021, 2:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Baylor Betting Information

  • Baylor has compiled a 13-6-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 8 points, the Bears are 8-5-1 against the spread this season.
  • Baylor and its opponents have hit the over in 11 of 20 games this season (55%).
  • The Bears took down Oklahoma State 81-70 but failed to cover the spread as 12-point favorites, while going over the 148.5 point total in their last contest on Thursday. Jared Butler put up a team-high 22 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Baylor Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jared Butler 21 17.1 3.2 5.0 2.2 0.4 2.8
MaCio Teague 21 14.8 4.2 1.8 0.9 0.2 1.6
Davion Mitchell 21 13.7 2.7 5.6 2.0 0.3 2.2
Adam Flagler 19 9.8 2.4 1.5 0.8 0.0 1.8
Matthew Mayer 21 8.6 3.9 1.0 1.2 0.3 1.0

Texas Tech Betting Information

  • The Red Raiders hold a losing record ATS this season, covering nine times and failing to cover 15 times.
  • When they play as at least an 8-point underdog, the Red Raiders maintain an even 6-6 record against the spread.
  • The Red Raiders and their opponents have typically failed to hit the over this season, doing so in 45.8% (11) of their 24 games played.
  • In the Red Raiders most recent game on Thursday, Mac McClung scored a team-high 20 points on the way to an 81-54 win over Iowa State. They were favored by 17.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 135 points to fall short of the 138 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Texas Tech Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Mac McClung 25 16.4 2.7 2.4 0.9 0.3 1.7
Terrence Shannon Jr. 24 12.5 4.3 1.2 1.2 0.1 0.8
Kevin McCullar 16 10.0 6.4 2.1 1.7 0.9 0.6
Kyler Edwards 25 9.8 4.7 2.6 1.0 0.5 1.8
Marcus Santos-Silva 25 8.5 6.4 1.3 0.7 1.2 0.0

Total Facts

  • In Baylor’s matchups this season, the Bears and their opponents have exceeded Sunday’s over/under of 139 points 15 times (71.4% of opportunities).
  • Nine Texas Tech games this year (36% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Sunday’s point total of 139 points.
  • The over/under for the matchup of 139 is 19.5 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bears (85.2 points per game) and the Red Raiders (73.3 points per game).
  • This game’s over/under is 11.5 fewer points than the 127.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Bears games is 150.4 points, 11.4 more than the over/under of 139 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.4 points separates this matchup’s over/under (139 points) and the average total points bet in Red Raiders games (135.6 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Baylor Texas Tech -4 136 -182 +148 Regular Season 68-60 BAYLOR
3/2/2020 Baylor Baylor -7 129.5 -355 +274 Regular Season 71-68 BAYLOR
1/7/2020 Texas Tech Texas Tech -3 130 -165 +135 Regular Season 57-52 BAYLOR

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