TCU at Baylor Week 10 Betting Pick & Prediction

TCU at Baylor Week 10 Betting Pick & Prediction

Written by on November 3, 2016

While TCU (4-4) has basically fallen out of contention in the Big 12, they still have a chance to play the spoiler down in Waco when they visit the Baylor Bears (6-1). TCU remembers when Baylor’s win two years ago likely kept them from playoff contention, and they would like nothing better than to hang another conference loss on the Bears. With Oklahoma currently leading the conference, the Big 12 likely will have no representatives in the College Football Playoff for the second time in three years. Take a look at all of our online betting picks for this weekend’s games.

TCU at Baylor Week 10 Betting Pick & Prediction

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 3:30 PM ET Where: McLane Stadium, Waco, TX TV: FOX Radio: Baylor / TCU Live Stream: FOX Sports Go Live NFL Odds: Baylor (-10)

Why should you put your money on the Horned Frogs?

TCU entered the season feeling confident about contending for a Big 12 title. However, that possibility has sailed, and now they just want to finish the season well. They fell at home, 27-24, last week to Texas Tech, as the Red Raiders exploited their problems on both sides of the ball. TCU has only scored 19.3 points per game in their last three tilts, as quarterback Kenny Hill only had 160 yards of passing. It’s not like Texas Tech plays a whole lot of defense, either, so those numbers are alarming. The Horned Frog defense does give some signs of hope, as they held Texas Tech 180 yards below their season average. If you bet on TCU, you like them to limit Baylor’s offense and take advantage of the Bears’ frustration after losing to Texas a week ago.

Why should you bet on the Bears?

Baylor piled up 624 yards of total offense against Texas last week, including 398 rushing yards. The problem was that Baylor coughed up the ball twice on turnovers and picked up 10 penalties, making mistakes at crucial times. Quarterback Seth Russell threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another, but he only completed 50% of his passes, which led to multiple stalled drives. The defense played uncharacteristically poor football against Texas, permitting 548 yards of total offense, and that game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. Texas had struggled on offense coming into the Baylor game, and while TCU has struggled as well, the fact that the Longhorns could right the ship against Baylor means that the Bears need to be extra vigilant to keep TCU from posting a similar win on Baylor’s home field.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Baylor to shore up their issues on defense and come back from their Texas loss with a big win over the Horned Frogs. I predict a final score of Baylor 44, TCU 17.