Free Week 9 Prediction: Horned Frogs vs Bears Odds
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These are two solid programs, however, each only has one win so far this season.
This was supposed to be a bit of a renaissance for TCU but all they have to show so far is a win over Texas.
Baylor is under new leadership and the expectations were mixed. Just one win feels low though.
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TCU hit the road after back to back home losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma. Those are both quality teams but it speaks to where the program is right now.
Also, a concern is that the offense has only scored 14 points in each of those games. Even if they had a vintage TCU defense it would be hard to win with that.
QB Max Duggan has his moments.He can be very effective throwing the ball but he is running it too much – he the teams’s leading rusher. They need to get a running game going.
The defense is not terrible, though giving up more than 30ppg has them in bottom half of the nation. In this matchup they should be able to play better.
These are two programs trying to show they are closer to the top of the Big 12 than the bottom. I think I agree with TCU being favoured.
The Bears have struggled with scheduling in this first season under coach Dave Aranda. They have also struggled on the field and are looking to break a two-game losing skid.
It’s not that the defense is great but the team is struggling more on offense. They are only averaging 308ypg. They are not able to run the ball like they want to.
Short drives put a lot of pressure on the defense. It has held up so far but this is just the second time they are playing on back to back weeks. Eventually, the imbalance could hurt the team.
Everyone knew that Baylor was going to take a step back this season. It’s a new regime and Matt Rhule had the program punching above its weight. I am not sure we have really seen what Baylor will be under Aranda just yet.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- TCU are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in October.
- TCU are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 conference games.
- TCU are 11-26 ATS in their last 37 games on grass.
- BAY are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- BAY are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- BAY are 5-13-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
The number on this one says this one could go either way and I can see that being the case too. Odds are this one comes down to who has the ball last.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: TCU -2.5
Even though this feels like a coin flip I like the Horned Frogs just a little better. I think Duggan can outplay his counterpart and expect the defense to be better.
If TCU can stuff the Bears on the ground this one could get out of hand because their pass defense is a strength. TCU is the way to go here.
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