The Week 9 college football spread favors 8th-ranked Baylor when they travel to Austin to take on Texas. The game kicks-off on ABC this Saturday, Oct. 29th at 3:30 PM from Texas Stadium in Austin, TX.
— Texas Football (@Longhorn_FB) October 26, 2016
Baylor Bears Vs Texas Longhorns Spread & ATS Pick
The Week 9 college football spread opened with Baylor as a 2.5-point road favorite and that spread has gone up to -3.5. The total in the game is 69 points. If you are betting the moneyline, Baylor pays $100 on a $170 bet and Texas pays $150 on $100.
Texas is 3-4 straight up. The Longhorns are 4-3 against the spread. Baylor is 6-0 straight up. The Bears are 2-4 against the spread.
What: No. 8 Baylor Bears (6-0) at Texas Longhorns (3-4)
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Austin, TX
Stadium: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Spread: Baylor -3.5
Moneyline: Baylor -170 vs Texas +150
Game Total: 69
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Baylor vs Texas
Bet on Baylor (-3.5) Because…
Baylor has a no quit attitude. The Bears have overachieved this season. There’s no doubt about that. The Bears are undefeated and ranked 8th in the nation. They pretty much could make it to the College Football Playoff by winning the Big 12. That would be something after an off-season that saw coach Art Briles as well as president Ken Starr leave the university.
Bet on Texas (+3.5) Because…
Texas has no choice but to get better. The Longhorns have lost 4 out of their last 5 games. The only team that Texas has beaten in its last 5 is Big 12 doorstop Iowa State. Texas beat the Cyclones 26 to 7. But losses to Cal, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Kansas State has pretty much destroyed Texas’ season. The Longhorns could gain some measure of respect back by beating undefeated Baylor on Saturday.
Week 9 College Football ATS Pick
Even though Texas is only 1 and 4 straight up in their last 5 games, the Longhorns have been competitive. Texas only lost by 5 points to Oklahoma in a 40 to 45 loss on October 8. On October 22, they lost 21 to 24.
The Longhorns take on Baylor at home on Oct. 29. That could be the difference in this game. When Texas’ offense is firing on all cylinders, it can score with any team in the nation.
But Baylor’s defense is just better than Texas’. The Bears allow 320.3 yards per game. Baylor does give up 159.5 rushing yards per game. Opponents only average 17.2 points per game versus Baylor.
Although it looks like Texas will be competitive in this, they just seem overmatched. Baylor figures to win and cover the Week 9 college football spread. I like the Bears.