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Baylor vs TCU Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Bears vs Horned Frogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Baylor Bears at TCU Horned Frogs
- Where: Fort Worth at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Baylor +1, BAYL -112 | TCU -109 O/U 149.0
Baylor will take the floor against the Horned Frogs with an overall record of 18-6. So far, the Bears have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, Baylor has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +1 point underdogs.
Baylor will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyonte George who is averaging 17.46 points per game for the Bears. George is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Adam Flagler who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.36 points per game.
Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs TCU, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.
Horned Frogs Preview:
Through 24 games, the TCU Horned Frogs have an overall record of 17-7. Currently, the Horned Frogs have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 14-2. The Horned Frogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, TCU has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 13-3.
TCU will be dealing with a key absence in this matchup vs Baylor, as their leading scorer, <__main__.PlayerInfoClass object at 0x7f1605bc4130> will be unavailable. The Horned Frogs’ will be looking to replace his 18.06 points per game, which accounts for 17.67% of the team’s scoring. Emanuel Miller will need to take on a bigger role for the Horned Frogs’ offense, as he is 2nd on the team at 13.05 points per game. So far, Miller has connected on 55.0% of his field goal attempts.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for TCU this season, as they are currently ranked 298th in college basketball at 68.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Horned Frogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.4%, placing them 450th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs -1
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the TCU Horned Frogs to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although TCU as a team is just 214th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bears’ defense. In addition, the Horned Frogs have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Horned Frogs to come out on top and cover.