NCAA hoops odds preview - Baylor vs. TCU
Baylor Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds
The Baylor Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Horned Frogs in TCU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Saturday in college basketball action.
TCU battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 13-5 mark (6-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-8 for the Horned Frogs and 5-7 for the Bears.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the TCU Horned Frogs as 11.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 194-ranked Horned Frogs and the No. 17-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-60 win for the Bears on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up TCU's No. 345 nationally ranked offense (54.6 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 98 at 62.8 PPG. The Horned Frogs have been averaging 41.8% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Baylor owns the country's No. 108-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. TCU, on the other hand, rates No. 337 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Baylor, they were a 64-54 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Baylor earned a 64-54 victory over Oklahoma State on Monday, getting 18 points from Pierre Jackson at Ferrell Center.
TCU was a 71-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. TCU was run off the court by the Mountaineers on Wednesday as West Virginia routed them 71-50 at WVU Colliseum.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 0-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bears at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baylor's last 10 games on the road
Baylor is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
TCU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baylor
TCU is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of TCU's last 6 games
TCU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Baylor home to Oklahoma, Wednesday, January 30
TCU at Texas, Saturday, February 2