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Texas Tech vs TCU betting preview

Texas Tech will look to improve on its 2-0 record this week when they host TCU in Week 3 action at Jones AT&T Stadium on Thursday.

The Red Raiders are 3-1 ATS in four meetings with TCU dating to 1995. They opened as small home underdogs to the Horned Frogs.
Supporters of the Horned Frogs have seen them go 1-1 and 0-2 ATS so far this season, while the Red Raiders are at 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Red Raiders are 1-1, while the Horned Frogs are 2-0.

View TCU vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Red Raiders sat as 6-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check SportBet for the latest shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 90-rated Red Raiders and the No. 49-rated Horned Frogs in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 45-31 win for the Red Raiders on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 9-ranked offense (51 PPG) against a Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 76 at 27 PPG. The Red Raiders passing attack has averaged 453.5 yards per game, more than the Horned Frogs give up through the air (191.5 YPG on average).

TCU was a 38-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. They failed to cover the 40.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. Southeastern Louisiana didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Horned Frogs as TCU blasted them 38-17 in Week 2 action.

Texas Tech was a 61-13 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stephen F. Austin. They covered the 35.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (74) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Texas Tech's aerial attack generated 367 yards and the Red Raiders came away with a 61-13 victory over Stephen F. Austin at Jones AT&T Stadium.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

 

A few Horned Frogs at Red Raiders trends to consider:
TCU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of TCU's last 7 games on the road
TCU is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of TCU's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 6 games
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Texas Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
TCU home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, September 28
Texas Tech home to Texas State, Saturday, September 21