Big 12 CFB Picks: Baylor vs TCU 10/31/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Big 12 CFB Picks: Baylor vs TCU 10/31/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

TCU Horned Frogs (1-3) at Baylor Bears (1-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 3:30 pm (McLane Stadium)

The Line: Baylor Bears +2.5 -- Over/Under: 48 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The TCU Horned Frogs and the Baylor Bears meet in Week 9 Big 12 conference college football action from McLane Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they look for positive momentum coming off of losses.

The TCU Horned Frogs need a win after a 1-3 start after a 33-14 loss to Oklahoma last time out. Max Duggan has thrown for 902 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception on 69.6% passing while Matthew Downing’s added 157 passing yards as his backup. Duggan also leads TCU in rushing with 150 rushing yards and 3 TDs while Kendre Miller and Darwin Barlow each have 100+ rushing yards with Barlow adding a pair of rushing TDs as well. Taye Barber leads TCU with 19 catches for 214 yards while Blair Conwright and Quentin Johnston each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Garret Wallow has a team-high 36 total tackles including 18 solo tackles to lead the Horned Frogs this season.

The Baylor Bears could also use the victory after back-to-back losses, including a 27-16 loss to Texas last time out. Charlie Brewer has thrown for 627 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 65.4% passing while John Lovett leads the Bears in rushing with 122 rushing yards this season. R.J. Sneed leads Baylor with 15 catches for 161 yards while Trestan Ebner and Gavin Holmes each have 100+ receiving yards with Holmes adding 15 catches of his own this season. Defensively, Terrel Bernard leads Baylor with 40 total tackles, including 25 solo tackles and a team-high 3.5 sacks while William Bradley-King has 2.5 sacks and JT Woods has a pair of interceptions to lead Baylor in that department this season.

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TCU is 7-17 ATS in their last 24 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 games as a road favorite. Baylor is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 conference games. TCU is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams at Baylor.

This is a hard one to call, and the line reflects that. With that said, you have two teams that are struggling to score points in their last couple of games, and both desperately need a win. I can see a game that’s played mostly between the 20s, with neither side wanting to give an inch. These two teams are usually involved in wars, as 6 of the last 9 meetings have been decided by seven points or less. The last two meetings would’ve gone under the number if last year’s meeting didn’t need OT, so I’m going to side with the under here. Points will likely be hard to come by and I think we see a 24-21 type of game.

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Chris’s Pick Under 48

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