TCU vs. Baylor Pick
Can Baylor pick up a big win at home tonight when the Bears play host to No. 16 TCU at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Baylor is favored at home in this game, as the Bears are getting odds of -1.5 points against TCU. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 149 points. Today’s game takes place from the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas and will air live on ESPN News.
TCU is coming off its first loss of the season, 90-89 at home to Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Horned Frogs are 12-1 overall, 0-1 in the Big 12 and 6-6 against the spread. TCU is putting up 87.6 points per game this season while allowing 73.9 per contest. Kenrich Williams is leading TCU with 15.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game while Vladimir Brodziansky is adding 13.4 points per game.
Baylor is coming off a 77-53 loss at Texas Tech on Friday to snap a five-game win streak. The Bears are 10-3 on the season, 0-1 in the Big 12 and 3-3 against the spread. Baylor is averaging 79.1 points per game while allowing 73.9 per contest. Manu Lecomte is leading Baylor with 17.5 points per game while Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is adding 15.1 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
Baylor has won 10 straight meetings with TCU, going 9-1 against the spread in the process. While Baylor has dominated this series, TCU is a different team this season. The Horned Frogs aren’t going to be a push over. They are coming off a tough loss to Oklahoma and should be eager to bounce back. However, the Horned Frogs are playing in their first true road game against a Baylor team that has been good at home. I expect this to come down to the end, but I will give a slight edge to Baylor. The public betting is siding slightly with TCU, but I will take Baylor at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR -1.5