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West Virginia hopes to remain undefeated

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-1 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven games against Big 12 opponents. The Mountaineers will try to keep their undefeated season and playoff hopes alive on Saturday with a win at home over the TCU Horned Frogs.

SHARK BITES
  • TCU is 3-1 SU in its last four games against West Virginia.
  • West Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against teams with winning records.
  • TCU is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games in October.

Known historically as an offensive powerhouse, West Virginia has jumped out to a 5-0 SU start to the season thanks to its play on defense. The Mountaineers rank 25th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 19.4 points per game. They held Texas Tech, who averaged 55.2 points coming into the game, to just 17 points in last Saturday's 48-17 win.

West Virginia will face another high-octane offense in TCU as the Horned Frogs are averaging 531 yards and 40.2 points per game. TCU is 16-3 SU and 10-9 ATS in its last 19 games against Big 12 opponents. The Horned Frogs are also 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a betting underdog, with three outright upsets over that stretch.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the West Virginia Mountaineers sat as -5-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mountaineers to win this game on Saturday 34-17. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

TCU Horned Frogs vs West Virginia Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-0 so far on the season, and 2-3 ATS vs the point spread. The TCU Horned Frogs, meanwhile, are 4-2 and 1-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen West Virginia go 2-3 and the TCU Horned Frogs go 3-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and West Virginia vs TCU injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated West Virginia Mountaineers and the No. 38-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the West Virginia Mountaineers No. 47-ranked offense (32.8 PPG) against a TCU Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 86 at 30 PPG. The West Virginia Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 318 yards per game, more than the TCU Horned Frogs give up through the air (273.17 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the TCU Horned Frogs own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 99 yards per game when on the road. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 67 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas was unable to contain Kyle Hicks in its last action Saturday and the result was a 24-23 Week 6 loss against the Horned Frogs.

Skyler Howard's 318-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as West Virginia earned a 48-17 win over Texas Tech on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas Christian is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas Christian is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • Texas Christian is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Christian's last 5 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of West Virginia's last 25 games
  • West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

TCU home to Texas Tech, Saturday, October 29th
West Virginia at Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 29th

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