College Baseball Odds, Picks: How to Bet Texas & Louisiana Tech in Austin Regional

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Austin Regional Odds

Texas Longhorns
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Dallas Baptist Patriots
Air Force Falcons

One of the first bets of the college baseball season was a Dallas Baptist future, now listed at 130-1 to win the national title.

For a team strong on talent, this season has seen one of the more bizarre schedule results for the Patriots. DBU finished with the highest non conference RPI and strength of schedule thanks to a 6-2 record against three regional hosts in Southern Miss, Oklahoma State and Maryland.

Head coach Dan Heefner had his team ready when needed, evidenced by a 7-4 record against the RPI top 25 and a 14-12 record against teams ranked No. 26-100.

Neither strikeout leaders Jacob Meador nor Bubba Hall pitched in the two losses at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Similar to Florida, Texas roared back this season after losing its best pitcher in Tanner Witt.

Lucas Gordon and Pete Hansen have anchored the staff, while first baseman Ivan Melendez is one of the most feared home run hitters in the nation.

Hansen or Gordon are lined -250 in the opener against an Air Force team that has strong numbers at the plate. The Falcons rank top-10 in batting average, doubles and slugging percentage.

A moneyline play of Air Force +270 has nearly a full dollar of value in the opener against the Longhorns.

Louisiana Tech may be the quick out in this region after playing a schedule that feasted on teams outside the RPI top 100.

Texas -120 to win the Regional has no value, considering the Longhorns are projected as -280 favorites in three consecutive games equaling true odds of +150.

While playing Texas for the region is the pick, sending fractional units on Dallas Baptist +340 and Air Force +1400 is suggested as a hedge.

Winner:  Texas -120

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