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College Basketball Matchup - Baylor Bears TCU Horned Frogs Odds Preview

TCU Horned FrogsBaylor Bears
9-5January 11, 2014, 01:30 | Ferrell Center12-2

The TCU Horned Frogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bears in Baylor at Ferrell Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Baylor will face the 9-5 Horned Frogs, who own a 5-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Horned Frogs are 3-5 favoring the OVER.

View TCU Horned Frogs vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 71 and the Horned Frogs sitting at No. 167.

TCU lost its last outing, a 65-47 result against Kansas State on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Amric Fields scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Horned Frogs to a win (they lost 65-47 to Kansas State at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Tuesday).

In their last action, Baylor was an 87-72 loser on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Baylor suffered an 87-72 loss against Iowa State on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Gary Franklin in a losing effort at Hilton Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 25-rated squad against TCU's No. 214-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 81 in the country with 7.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 218 nationally with 4.93 per match.

A few Horned Frogs at Bears trends to consider:
TCU is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
TCU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
TCU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
TCU is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Baylor is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baylor is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing TCU

Next up:
TCU at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, January 15th
Baylor at Texas Tech, Wednesday, January 15th