Point spread favors Horned Frogs in battle with Red Raiders
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds
An old Southwest Conference rivalry is renewed in the Big 12 when 5-1 TCU hosts 5-1 Texas Tech Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ESPN2/ABC).
The Horned Frogs, coming off a big win over Baylor, were early two-point favorites over the Red Raiders, who just upset previously unbeaten West Virginia.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Horned Frogs in this game found them listed as 3-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Horned Frogs and the No. 3-ranked Red Raiders, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 50-45 result in favor of the Red Raiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits TCU's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 33.2 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 16.3 PPG. The Horned Frogs aerial game is averaging 258.2 yards per game, more than the Red Raiders secondary allows through the air, 143.7 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Red Raiders feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 122.5 yards per game. TCU, meanwhile, ranks No. 46 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Texas Tech was a 49-14 winner at home against West Virginia. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Seth Doege led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 504 yards Saturday as the Red Raiders downed the Mountaineers 49-14 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Last time out for TCU, they were a 49-21 winner as they battled Baylor on the road. TCU covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 70 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baylor didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Horned Frogs as TCU blasted them 49-21 in Week 7 action.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Red Raiders at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 8 games on the road
TCU is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
TCU is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
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