No, this cliché does not fully apply to Texans, who “do not control their own destiny,” but they do control some part of it. With a win over Baylor on Friday, he’s still technically in the running to get to Arlington and another shot at TCU.
This, on the condition that Kansas defeat Kansas State on Saturday. Texas beat the Wildcats earlier this season and owns the head-to-head tiebreaker, but Kansas State will have the overall record and the highest in the conference if they beat KU with the Longhorns losing to Baylor.
Place your bet: College football picks against the spread in Week 13
As for Baylor? The defending Big 12 champions are going 0-4 against ranked teams this season a year after going 5-1 against top 25 opponents en route to the league title this past fall.
Baylor pulled off an impressive three-game winning streak midway through the season to get back into the conversation, but then came up with two costly losses, a 28-game lead against Kansas State and a one-point decision at home thanks to TCU’s last-second fire coaching successful field goal.
What do experts think about the match? Let’s see how the Total Power Football Index computer prediction model displays the game.
Texas vs Baylor Picks and Predictions
Texas prediction: The computer stands firmly with the Longhorns, who have an 81.6 percent chance of winning the game outright.
Baylor expects: This leaves the defending Big 12 champions with an 18.4 percent outside team to overwhelm Texas and finish the season with a win.
point spread: Texas enters the game as an 8.5-point favorite to win the game, according to lines in the SI Sportsbook.
Place your bet: Bet on Texas vs Baylor at SI Sportsbook
Betting directions: Baylor is 5-1 ATS after losing streak… The score is 4-0 in the last four road games… 1-1 ATS in the last four of this series.
the total: 56 points
money line: Baylor +240 | Texas -333
Predict the result: The ratings team estimates that Texas will beat Baylor by a score of 32.0 to 23.1 on Saturday.
College Football Predictions HQ: Our own projection says Texas has an 83 percent chance of defeating Baylor, 33-22, and spread coverage.
How to watch: The game is set for Friday, November 25th at 11 a.m. Central time on the ESPN flagship network and airs on fuboTV (Try for Free).
College football selection: Week 13 picks, predictions by computer model
According to the CFP Selection Committee
- Ohio State
- Pennsylvania state
- Kansas State
- Our Lady
- North Carolina
- University of California
- Be a miss
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