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TCU Horned Frogs vs. Baylor Bears College Football Gambling Odds from BetOnline

College Football Betting Spread: TCU -3.5 (-110) Baylor +3.5 (-110)

Moneyline: TCU (-170) Baylor (+150)

Total: 53.5

The TCU Horned Frogs are coming off an amazing 14-0 season. This team will look a lot different than last year’s team, but expectations are still pretty high. Gary Patterson has cemented his status as one of college football’s best coaches. Art Briles is slowly turning around the Baylor Bears football program. This season opener at home against a big name school gives them the perfect opportunity for a signature win on national television. Who will come out on top in this one?


Andy Dalton is now the starter for the Cincinnati Bengals, so it will be Casey Pachall under center for the Horned Frogs. Pachall was great in high school, but he’ll certainly go through them difficult times because of his lack of experience. TCU will likely be looking to pound the football early and often this year. Ed Wesley, Matthew Tucker, and Waymon James are three extremely talented runners. The problem here is that TCU returns just one offensive lineman from a year ago. Clearly, TCU is going to need its defense to win games for them this year. The defensive line isn’t nearly as strong as it was last year, but the back seven should be very good. Tank Carder and Tanner Brock are amazing play makers at the linebacker spot. The Horned Frogs return just eight starters, so this is definitely a new look team.

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Baylor is led by star quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin III is one of the best players in the nation. He is a dual-threat quarterback who can carry a team on his back with his amazing skillset. Most people know that Griffin is a very good runner, but most don’t realize that he completed 67% of his passes last year. Jay Finley will be badly missed at the running back spot, and the Bears will probably ask Griffin to do even more this season. The offense will definitely be good, but the defense absolutely must get better. Baylor’s defense allowed 30.5 points per game last season. This unit actually lost several top players, so it is tough to see them being much better in 2011.

TCU vs. Baylor Free Pick: TCU -3.5

I’ve seen the line drop from 10 all the way down to 3.5, and I think this is a point where TCU becomes a solid value play. Patterson should have these kids ready to play in this one, and I think they’ll be able to run the ball on a weak Baylor defensive front. I’ll take the team with the better defense here.

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