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TCU favored by -3.5 against Texas on Saturday

Texas LonghornsTCU Horned Frogs
4-2October 26, 2013, 07:30 | Amon Carter Stadium3-4

Amon Carter Stadium will feature Horned Frogs vs. Longhorns on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 9 action.

They will face the 4-2 Longhorns, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Horned Frogs are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Longhorns are 4-2 favoring the OVER.

View Texas Longhorns vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Longhorns in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Horned Frogs rated this week at No. 67 and the Longhorns sitting at No. 49. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 30-28 result in favor of the Longhorns this week.

Texas was a 36-20 winner in its last match at home against Oklahoma. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 56 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Horned Frogs were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-10 score against Oklahoma State.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up TCU's No. 84-ranked offense (25.29 PPG) against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 66 at 27 PPG. The Horned Frogs passing attack has averaged 191.14 yards per game, less than the Longhorns give up through the air (203 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Longhorns own the league's No. 124-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 375.5 yards per game when on the road. TCU, on the other hand, rates No. 91 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Longhorns at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Texas is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games on the road
TCU is 4-12-1 SU in its last 17 games
TCU is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
TCU is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Kansas, Saturday, November 2nd
TCU at West Virginia, Saturday, November 2nd