TCU vs. Baylor - 11/27/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (9-1) at TCU Horned Frogs (9-2)
College Football: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs play Friday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium in The Revivalry.
The Baylor Bears hope to win their sixth straight road game and remain in the playoff hunt. Jarrett Stidham is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 1,265 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. Stidham is questionable for this game with an ankle injury. Corey Coleman and KD Cannon have combined for 2,080 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns while Jay Lee has 34 receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 293.4 yards per contest, and Shock Linwood leads the way with 1,240 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 27.9 points and 405.9 yards per game. Grant Campbell leads the Bears with 73 tackles, Xavien Howard has four interceptions and Shawn Oakman has 4.5 sacks. Beau Blackshear, Byron Bonds and Orion Stewart are questionable.
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The TCU Horned Frogs hope to win double-digit games for the sixth time in eight seasons. Bram Kohlhausen is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 369 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Trevone Boykin is questionable for this game with an ankle injury. Kolby Listenbee and KaVontae Turpin have combined for 1,162 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Shaun Nixon has 36 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 224.7 yards per contest, and Aaron Green leads the way with 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 26.5 points and 402.3 yards per game. Derrick Kindred leads the Horned Frogs with 74 tackles, Josh Carraway has seven sacks and Corry O'Meally has 10 pass deflections. Joey Hunt is questionable.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 27-13-1 ATS in their last 41 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 conference games and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 home games. Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Baylor has beaten TCU the last two meetings but both games were decided by three points. This is as close as it gets, especially if Boykin plays and with Stidham just as banged up. In these type of games, home field and senior day play a big part in who I pick. Boykin, Listenbee and Kindred will like for their careers to end with a victory.
In a toss-up game, I like TCU, especially if Boykin plays.