Online College Football Betting Predictions No. 9 TCU at No. 5 BaylorJosh Bailey
The only two unbeaten teams left in the Big 12 will go head-to-head on Saturday when the TCU Horned Frogs visit the Baylor Bears and you are in luck with my online college football betting predictions. Both national championship hopefuls will look to remain unbeaten when they clash in a contest that could literally be the most entertaining matchup on the entire Week 7 docket.
The Horned Frogs are an impressive 6-1 against the spread in their last seven meetings with the Bears, who have won and covered their past 13 home games, including the last eight against Big 12 opponents.
With that said and game day quickly approaching between the last two unbeaten Big 12 teams, let’s get started.
No. 12 TCU at No. 3 Baylor
When: Sat, Oct. 11
Where: McLane Stadium
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: Baylor -11
Online College Football Betting Predictions No. 9 TCU at No. 5 Baylor
TCU (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) remained unbeaten by upsetting former No.3 Oklahoma 37-33 in Week 6 to cash in as a 3.5-point home underdog and move to a perfect 4-0 ATS.
In spite of their big win against the Sooners, the Horned Frogs are trying to stay focused on their latest challenge.
"We understand the significance of this ball game. We’re both undefeated," TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. "Whoever wins the ball game would have the driver’s seat along with the other unbeatens going forward."
“Oklahoma game was a big win. But that’s why you saw me in my press conference, even in the locker room. I just kind of really (said), ‘Hey look. I understand what we just got done and accomplished, and we’ll look back on this. But you have maybe, you have a better football team that you have to play next week.”
Quarterback Trevone Boykin racked up a career-high 395 yards of offense on Saturday to lead TCU to its biggest Big 12 win ever.
"If you want to win championships, you’ve got to play the best," Patterson said. "The
Baylor (5-0 SU, 5-0 ATS) didn’t produce its usual offensive fireworks, but the Bears also didn’t have many problems in beating rebuilding Texas 28-7 to cash in as a 14-point road favorite in their Week 6 Bug 12 battle.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 8, 2014
While quarterback Bryce Petty and Baylor’s top-rated offense struggled in the win, Baylor really punished the Longhorns with their defense, special teams and underrated rushing attack.
Terrell Burt returned a blocked field goal 62 yards for a first quarter touchdown while Shock Linwood added 148 yards and the game’s clinching touchdown in the final quarter.
Petty did mange to shake off his poor start to toss two second-half touchdown passes for the Bears.
"It was just a grind-out win. I think we’re a better team than last year," Baylor coach Art Briles said. "This is a mature, tough minded, confident team that knows how to win."
"We’re getting to the stage to where we are really a complete football team, and that’s how you have opportunities to win every time you step on the field," Baylor coach Art Briles said.
The Baylor Bears have gone 22-4 ATS in their last 26 home games and a consistent 10-2 ATS in their last dozen games against a team with a winning record, but I like the TCU Horned Frogs to cover the spread in this Week 7 showdown by keeping the final score close until the very end while pushing the Bears for the outright win.
The Horned Frogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record while also going 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall.
In the end, I believe the final score of this intriguing pairing is going to end up a lot closer to a field goal than the nearly two-touchdown spread that it currently is.
My Pick: TCU +11 Points