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TCU vs Baylor Basketball Picks 2-26-24

Baylor Bears (19-8) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (19-8)
February 26, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -2.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Baylor Bears will play the TCU Horned Frogs in a Big 12 game on Monday night at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Baylor has lost two games in a row, while TCU has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Baylor vs TCU prediction.

Baylor Preview

The Baylor Bears are 19-8 (8-6) this year after they lost to Houston in overtime by a score of 82-76 in their last game. Baylor trailed 41-25 at halftime, but they out scored Houston 44-28 in the second half to force overtime, before losing in the extra period. The Bears shot 43.6% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Baylor lost to BYU by a score of 78-71 in the game prior to Houston, but they did beat West Virginia and Oklahoma before that. The Bears are scoring 82.3 points per game with 35 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, while giving up 71.4 points against per game this year. Ja’Kobe Walter is averaging 14.7 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. Baylor is shooting 49.1% from the field, 73.2% on free throws, and 39.6% on three pointers this season.

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TCU Preview

The TCU Horned Frogs are 19-8 (8-6) this season after they defeated Cincinnati by a score of 75-57 in their last game. TCU led 39-32 at halftime and they held Cincinnati to only 25 points in the second half for the win. The Horned Frogs shot 44.8% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. TCU lost to Texas Tech by a score of 82-81 in the game prior to Cincinnati, but did beat Kansas State and West Virginia before that. The Horned Frogs are scoring 81.3 points per game with 37.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, while allowing 70.8 points against per game this season. Emanuel Miller is averaging 16.1 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. TCU is shooting 48% from the field, 72.4% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers this year. 

Baylor vs TCU Betting Prediction 

TCU comes into this matchup after winning three of their last four games and they will be at home, where they have played pretty well this year. Baylor has lost two games in a row and they are coming off of a heartbreaking overtime loss at home to Houston. The Bears are 2-4 in their last six road games, with the wins coming against UCF and lowly West Virginia. These two teams have very similar metrics on the season and while Baylor is the slightly better offensive team, I have to take TCU here. TCU beat Baylor by a score of 105-102 in three overtimes in their first meeting and I think the home court advantage will be huge for the Horned Frogs. Take TCU. 

David Racey's Free Pick: TCU ML

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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