TCU Horned Frogs (10-0) vs. Baylor Bears (6-4)
November 19, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Baylor Bears +2.5 / TCU Horned Frogs -2.5 ; Over/Under: 57
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The Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday in week 12 Big 12 college football action from McLane Stadium. TCU is fresh off a game versus Texas. In that one the Frogs powered out a seven-point win. As for Baylor, they played Kansas State in their last outing. The Bears ended up losing in blowout fashion there. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
TCU had a few close calls mixed in with their 9-0 start, but the team maintained perfection. Wins in that run included Colorado, Tarleton State, SMU, Oklahoma, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, West Virginia and Texas Tech.
In the Texas matchup last weekend, the Frogs nursed a 3-0 lead coming into the third quarter. After a wild second half TCU had a 17-10 win. QB Max Duggan put up 124 yards and a TD, while Kendre Miller rushed 21 times for 138 yards and a score.
Over on the Baylor side, they went 3-1 over their first four games this year, beating Albany, Texas State and Iowa State. After losses to Oklahoma State and West Virginia, the Bears beat Kansas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.
Matched up against Kansas State, the Bears were facing a 17-3 deficit by halftime. Baylor couldn’t score in the second half and took a 31-3 loss. QB Blake Shapen put up 203 yards with two picks, and Josh Cameron caught six balls for 83 yards.
The Frogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 6-0-1 ATS in the last seven after an ATS win. TCU is 5-1 ATS in their last six on grass.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 21-4-2 ATS in the last 27 after an ATS loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 at home. Baylor is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 on grass.
PICK: I’m probably staying with TCU but not touching it. The Frogs are fresh off a tricky game versus a talented Texas Team. TCU got the win with defense, allowing just 199 total yards (28 rushing), 14 first downs and 1-of-13 on third-down tries. It was the lowest points total the Frogs have allowed all year, which seems a strange thing to say.
As for Baylor, they couldn’t find much room against a good Kansas State team in their last outing. The competition is getting ratcheted up another notch this weekend and I don’t think the Bears will keep the cover pace.