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TCU vs Baylor Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds

Horned Frogs vs Bears Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: TCU Horned Frogs at Baylor Bears
  • Where: Waco at Ferrell Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds: TCU +5.5, TCU +193 | BAYL -241 O/U 141.5

Horned Frogs Preview:

The TCU Horned Frogs head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 12-1. So far, the Horned Frogs have played 1 game on the road, with a record of 1-0. For the season, TCU has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Horned Frogs being +5.5 point underdogs.

TCU’s leading scorer this season is Mike Miles Jr. who is averaging 18.6 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 18.33% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.1 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists. Emanuel Miller is the second leading scorer for the Horned Frogs, averaging 14.2 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 32.3% of the team’s scoring.

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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 that 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.

Bears Preview:

Through 13 games, the Baylor Bears have an overall record of 10-3. So far this season, Baylor has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bears as the -5.5 point favorites. The Bears have been favored 12 times, going 9-3 straight up.

Baylor’s leading scorer this season is Keyonte George who is averaging 15.62 points per contest. So far, George has accounted for 19.69% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.31 rebounds per game and 3.69 assists. Adam Flagler is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 16.45 points per game. Between him and Flagler, they are accounting for 37.2% of the team’s scoring.

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 13 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears -5.5

Leading into this matchup, the Baylor Bears are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -5.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Bears’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Baylor has a field goal percentage of 46.3, good for 74th in college basketball. Although Baylor hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 3-7, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -5.5.

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