Baylor Bears vs. TCU Horned Frogs ATS Prediction 02/29/20

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It will be a contest between two tremendous defenses when the TCU Horned Frogs (15-13, 6-9 Big 12) challenge the second-ranked Baylor Bears (25-2, 14-1 Big 12) at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020, and will air on ESPN.

Baylor Bears at TCU Horned Frogs ATS Odds

In their last game, the Horned Frogs fell to the Iowa State Cyclones, 65-59, while the Bears dismantled the Kansas State Wildcats, 85-66. The Bears forced 18 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.605 (above their season average of 0.494). TCU, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.0 vs. 25.0). Desmond Bane played a key role for TCU with 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Freddie Gillespie, meanwhile had a solid performance for Baylor, recording 10 points and 11 rebounds. In their first matchup this year, Gillespie led the Bears to a 68-52 victory. He notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Baylor’s 0.236 free throw rate was their biggest strength over TCU, who had a rate of 0.151. The ineffective offense of TCU (257th in the country with an offensive efficiency of 99.1) will square off against the stingy defense of Baylor (fourth in the nation with a defensive efficiency of 88.7). The Bears figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Baylor Bears vs. TCU Horned Frogs Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – TCU, ATS Winner – TCU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Baylor ranks 48th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while TCU ranks 252nd (15.1).
  • The Horned Frogs are 40th in the nation with 18.6 three pointers allowed per game while the Bears are 48th with 19.0 three pointers allowed per game.
  • The Horned Frogs rank 18th in blocks per game (5.0) while the Bears rank 181st in blocks allowed per game (4.9).
  • Baylor ranks 37th in steals per game (7.9) while TCU ranks 98th in steals allowed per game (6.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bears’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.0, down from 12.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Horned Frogs have scored an average of 58.4 points per game (6.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (3.7 above their season average).