TCU Horned Frogs vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
In a meeting of the two newest members of the Big 12 Conference the 5-2 West Virginia Mountaineers host the 5-3 TCU Horned Frogs Saturday afternoon (3 pm ET, Fox).
West Virginia, which has been outscored 104-28 in losing its last two games, was an early seven-point favorite over the Frogs, who have also lost their last two times out.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 49-rated Mountaineers and the No. 12-ranked Horned Frogs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 45-35 result in favor of the Horned Frogs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 41.1 PPG, against a Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 37 this week at 22.4 PPG. The Mountaineers aerial game is averaging 352 yards per game, more than the Horned Frogs secondary allows through the air, 234.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Horned Frogs feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 90 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 87 in rushing offense at home.
TCU was a 36-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (50) made winners of UNDER bettors. TCU was hammered in its last outing, as Oklahoma State ran up a 36-14 score against them at Boone Pickens Stadium.
West Virginia lost its last outing, a 55-14 result against Kansas State on October 20. West Virginia failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 69 combined points took the game UNDER the total. West Virginia was hammered in its last outing, as Kansas State ran up a 55-14 score against them at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 7-3
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Horned Frogs at Mountaineers trends to consider:
TCU is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games on the road
TCU is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of TCU's last 7 games on the road
TCU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of West Virginia's last 10 games at home
West Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
TCU home to Kansas State, Saturday, November 10
West Virginia at Oklahoma State, Saturday, November 10