20* Baylor/Texas ESPN Big Monday BLOWOUT on Texas -2
Baylor vs. Texas,
02/20/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 77 - 72
Point Spread: -2/-109 Texas
The Texas Longhorns are a bubble team in terms of the NCAA Tournament. A win over ranked Baylor would go a long way in helping them solidify their spot in the Big Dance. I fully expect the Longhorns to win in a blowout tonight behind a rowdy home crowd down in Austin.
I believe Baylor is one of the most overrated teams in the country this season. That has certainly shown of late and in Big 12 play as all five of their losses have come against conference opponents. The Bears have lost three of their last four, including a 16-point home loss to Kansas and a 15-point road loss to Missouri.
Texas has won four of their last five to put themselves in good position to make the tournament. This young team has only gotten better as the season has progressed. The Longhorns have been especially tough in Austin, going 14-2 at home while outscoring opponents by a whopping 16.2 points/game.
The Bears are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 vs. Big 12 opponents. Baylor is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Longhorns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. After losing a heartbreaker at Baylor 76-71 in their first meeting on 1/28, I believe the Longhorns will have their revenge in a blowout tonight. Bet Texas Monday.