Peterson: Best bet for Baylor vs. TCU

By Greg Peterson  ( 

January 7, 2022 10:40 PM

The Baylor Bears have won 20 straight games dating back to last season, but Saturday’s tilt in Fort Worth against TCU might cause more issues than expected.

Baylor Bears (-9.5, 142) vs. TCU Horned Frogs

(stats as of Friday morning)

The Horned Frogs have started the season 10-1 thanks to a core that is rebounding 40.9 percent of their missed shots, the best offensive rebounding rate in the country.

Baylor has also done a nice job of getting second chances as they are seventh in the nation in offensive rebound rate, but on defense the Bears are allowing 54.3 percent of opponents' points to be from 2-point shots, which ranks 284th in the country.

TCU is a team the looks to go inside as they are 301st in the country in percentage of points that come from made 3-pointers at 25.8 percent, while also staying disciplined, ranking sixth in the country in fouls per possession committed in home games.

The 67.2 percent free throw shooting of Baylor is 262nd in the country has a chance to cost both the team and bettors moving forward and with the Bears allowing 17.7 more points per 100 possessions on the road than at home, Baylor is on upset alert this Saturday.

Pick: TCU + 9.5

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