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Baylor vs Texas Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 9

  • Expect both team’s rushing games to be the focal point on offense
  • Baylor defense will decide who wins this game
  • This game will be decided late in the fourth quarter

The Baylor Bears (6-1) and the Texas Longhorns (4-3) prepare to face off on Saturday, October 30 at 12 PM EST at McLane Stadium in Waco, TX. Both teams feature strong rushing attacks, while the Baylor defense has been top-notch this season.

Texas leads the all-time series 79-27-4, but the Bears have been a stronger team in 2021. This should be an exciting and competitive matchup as the Texas-based rivals prepare to battle it out.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Baylor -3, Texas +3
  • MoneyLine: Baylor -150, Texas +130
  • Total: O/U 61.5

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Baylor vs Texas Prediction: Spread

Baylor has impressed this season, but Texas provides a difficult matchup given their all-around talent. As long as the Bears’ defense is able to hold strong, they should pull out the victory.

However, the Longhorns and running back Bijan Robinson are going to make things difficult while rushing the football.

This contest is going to come down the wire, but expect Baylor to advance to 7-1 on the season in a nail-biting victory.

  • Free Prediction: Baylor -3

Baylor vs Texas Prediction: MoneyLine

Texas’s Bijan Robinson is going to be a Heisman candidate when it is all said and done. He has already rushed for over 900 yards and 10 touchdowns through Week 8.

But running back Abram Smith of Baylor has been effective as well. Smith might not receive the same amount of attention as Robinson, but he has rushed for 785 yards with 10 touchdowns so far this year.

Factoring in the Longhorn’s struggles in defending the run, there is a chance we see Smith keep up with or even outperform Robinson in this one.

Baylor’s defense should have no issues defending the passing attack of Texas, making the Longhorn’s offense somewhat one-dimensional.

Texas has also blown big leads in their last two games, and their arrow is trending in a downward direction. While I do believe they will remain competitive throughout this game, Baylor’s momentum will carry them to a Week 9 win.

  • Free Prediction: Baylor -130

Baylor vs Texas Prediction: Total

Because of both sides’ strong rushing attacks, the clock is going to be continuously running without many stoppages in this game. That is noteworthy as it could make betting on the under for the total a smart move.

On the other hand, we could see plenty of touchdowns if the teams can keep the chains moving and get red zone opportunities. Still, on the original total, I would take the under.

Just keep in mind there is a possibility that one of these rushing units explodes and defies expectations.

  • Free Prediction: 59.5

Bet on This College Football Game

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Prop Predictions

  • Bijan Robinson rushes for 2 touchdowns
  • Abram Smith rushes for 2 touchdowns
  • Baylor causes 2 turnovers

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