Football Pick: Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears

Football Pick: Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears Matchup: Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears

Date/Time: December 7 2013, 3:30pm ET

Television: FOX

College Football Odds from TopBet

Point Spread: Baylor -14

Total: 73.5

The Baylor bears narrowly beat the TCU Horned Frogs last week and this week will go up against the very difficult Texas Longhorns.  The Bears are still recovering from a loss that ruined their national title chase, but if they can win outright they will still have a good shot of playing in a big bowl game. Texas however is playing for a signature win. After a roller coaster season a big win against the Bears could alter the year for this Longhorns team.

Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears Preview

The college football odds for this game will favor Baylor, but don’t expect a runaway as both of these teams will leave it all on the field. After a school-record 9-0 start and a 6-0 Big 12 mark, the Bears were hammered by an Oklahoma State squad that exposed their defense and held their offense to a season-low two touchdowns. Now after taking down TCU all that stands in Baylor’s way for a share of the Big 12 title is a victory against Texas.

In fact Baylor could win the league outright and qualify for a BCS bid, likely the Fiesta Bowl, if it beats Texas and the Cowboys lose to Oklahoma next Saturday. That could happen as Oklahoma will field a very good team, but the Bears have to remain focused and not overlook Texas. A loss to a talented Texas team is not out of the question and that could ultimately end the Bears season on a sour note.

The latest college football betting trends reveal that both of these teams enter this game with positive wagering angles. Texas is 6-1 straight up in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Baylor and the total has gone over in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Baylor. Texas is 13-2 straight up in its last 15 games when playing Baylor, but this is a much different Baylor team. When it comes to a gambling standpoint, Texas is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 6 games when playing Baylor. Texas is 5-2 straight up in its last 7 games on the road and 7-1 straight up in its last 8 games overall. Baylor is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games at home and Baylor is 14-1 straight up in its last 15 games overall.

Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum for continuous updates and our free Texas vs Baylor Pick Here.

 

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

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