Do The UT Longhorns Have A Shot To Cover Against Baylor?

  • The Texas Longhorns have -105 betting odds to cover the +3.0 spread against the Baylor Bears.
  • Texas can also be found at +130 on the moneyline with Baylor returning at -150.

WACO, Texas – The No. 16 Baylor Bears are just 3-point home favorites against the Texas Longhorns in their meeting on Saturday.

Betting The Spread: 3.0 Points

The Baylor Bears are slight favorites against the Texas Longhorns in Week 9 of the college football season. Even with the Longhorns coming off of back-to-back losses and Baylor having three ranked wins in four weeks, online sportsbooks are labeling the margin between the two teams just a field goal.

Texas vs Baylor Spread Odds

  • Texas Longhorns +3.0 -105
  • Baylor Bears -3.0 -115

Texas is the slightly more efficient team at getting points on the board as they score 3.3 more points than Baylor on average despite gaining 15.3 fewer yards per game. However, Baylor excels on the defensive side of the ball, at least in comparison to Texas.

The Bears allow 100 fewer yards per game than the Longhorns as well as 11 fewer points per game. Baylor has allowed more than 24 points just once this season while Texas has allowed more than 24 points in each of the past four weeks.

Baylor is going to get their points, it’s just a matter of if Texas can match their output.

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Betting The Total: 61.5 Points

Neither team is a stranger to high-scoring games as the average total of a Longhorn game has been 71.2 points while the average total of a Bears game has been 57.0. However, college football betting sites have the total set at a seemingly reachable number.

Texas vs Baylor Total Odds

  • OVER 61.5 -110
  • UNDER 61.5 -110

Despite Texas’ high average total score, only two of their seven games have had 62 or more points. Baylor has had OVER the set number three times in their seven games, however, it’s happened in each of their last two contests.

ABC will have coverage of the game starting at noon EST on Saturday.