The window is still slightly open for the TCU Horned Frogs (+50000 to win the national title) to get a spot in the national tournament via the at-large route, but if they are going to secure a pass in that manner, they need to beat the Baylor Bears (+950)at home this coming weekend. The Bears, on the other hand, will look to avoid stepping on another landmine in order to prevent weakening their chances for a No. 1 seed in March.
Betting Preview for the Baylor Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs NCAA College Basketball Game on February 29 2020
Where: Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth
When: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Baylor Bears (24-2 Overall / 13-1 Conference)
Baylor was not spared by the whims of the college basketball gods, as the Bears saw their 23-game win streak end last Saturday when they were handed a 64-61 home loss to the Kansas Jayhawks. If anything, at least that loss shouldn’t be cause for alarm for Baylor, which was victimized by its offense that didn’t show up. The Bears shot just 39.7 percent from the field and hit mostly iron whenever they tried to launch from deep, going 7 of 20 on their 3-point attempts. Baylor’s renowned defense also couldn’t do anything to stop Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike, who posted 23 points and 19 rebounds. Nevertheless, Baylor’s defense can’t be underestimated. Plus, TCU doesn’t have the kind of an imposing figure like Azubuike who can single-handedly warp Baylor’s defense. Baylor held the Horned Frogs to only 35.8 percent shooting from the field in a 68-52 win in Waco earlier this month. MaCio Teague led the Bears in that game with 19 points, while Freddie Gillespie and Jared Butler had 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Bears are 8-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games away from Waco.
Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs (15-12 Overall / 6-8 Conference)
Ranked in the 90s of the NET rankings, the Horned Frogs may not have many chances left to prove it’s worthy of March Madness inclusion as an at-large team. That being said, the Horned Frogs have two tasty games left on their regular-season schedule that could give them a golden ticket. First is their upcoming date with Baylor at home then a roadie against the Jayhawks. The Horned Frogs have even started already their comeback attempt with a 67-60 upset win in overtime over the No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers at home last Saturday. The Horned Frogs’ defense did a fine job in that game, as West Virginia shot just 40.3 percent from the field and had eight of their shots swatted away. TCU’s rim protection is one of the best in the nation, as the Horned Frogs are 21st overall with 4.9 blocks per game. They had seven blocks in the first meeting with Baylor.
The Horned Frogs are 4-2 ATS in their last six home games.
Baylor wins, 68-59.
814 total views, 1 views today