TCU Horned Frogs vs. Bayor - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Baylor (25-2) at TCU Horned (15-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena)
The Line: TCU +7.5 -- Over/Under: 125.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears (25-2, CONF 14-1) and the TCU Horned Frogs (15-13, CONF 6-9) face off in a Big 12 showdown at Schollmaier Arena. Baylor knocked off TCU 68-52 on the first day of February.
Baylor comes into this game hot having won nine of the last ten games with the only loss coming against the Kansas Jayhawks. Baylor is currently tied with Kansas for first place in the Big 12 so a loss could lose them a share of the title.
On the road this season Baylor has a perfect record and the biggest reason has been because of the defense that is giving up only 56.9 points per game. The offense isn’t as strong on the road for the Bears, but the defense doesn’t skip a beat.
Baylor is led by guard Jared Butler who is averaging 15.7 points, 3.2 assists and shooting 42.5 percent from the field.
It’s a down year for TCU and coming into this game they have lost eight of their last ten games. One of the wins for TCU during that stretch was over West Virginia, but overall it’s been a major struggle.
The biggest issue for the Horned Frogs has been with the offense and over the last five games they are averaging only 58.4 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. At home this season TCU is averaging 69.8 points per game and if they want to win this game, the offense is going to need to be better.
TCU is led by Desmond Bane who is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the floor and 41.7 percent from deep.
In TCU’s last game Iowa State, Bane put up 22 points and he and others are going to need to step up in this game.
Baylor is 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games played on Saturday. TCU is 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games overall. TCU is 8-22 against the spread in their last 30 games against the Big 12.
The favorite is 9-1 against the spread in the last ten meetings between TCU and Baylor. Baylor is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games against TCU.
TCU’s offense is really struggling, and they are going to have some big issues in this game. Look for Baylor to win this game and cover the spread with ease.