Baylor Bears vs. TCU Horned Frogs Big 12 Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/12/14
TCU Horned Frogs (9-21) at Baylor Bears (21-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -15 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, ESPN Full Court
The Baylor Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs face off on Wednesday in Kansas City in an opening round Big 12 Tournament game.
The Baylor Bears won seven of their last eight games to close out the regular season and while they finished in sixth place in the Big 12. Baylor is 9-9 in the Big 12 and 8-6 in games played away form home. Cory Jefferson leads the Bears averaging 13.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Kenny Cherry is averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 assists, Brady Heslip is averaging 11.5 points, and Isaiah Austin is averaging 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Baylor is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Baylor has played the fourth toughest schedule in the nation and they have a 31 RPI.
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The TCU Horned Frogs haven’t won a game in the Big 12 this season and finished in last place in the conference standings. TCU I s0-18 in the Big 12 and 4-11 in games played away from home this season. Kyan Anderson leads the Horned Frogs averaging 17 points per game. Karviar Shepherd is averaging 8.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, Brandon Parrish is averaging 8.2 points, Jarvis Ray is averaging 9.1 points. TCU is averaging 63.5 points and they are shooting 40.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. TCU has a chance to at leas take away something positive from this season with a win here.
Baylor is 6-1-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 4-1-1 against the spread following a win, and 19-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record. TCU is 16-36 against the spread against the Big 12, 2-9 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 4-9 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and I like the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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