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Can TCU’s Elite Defense Slow Down Oklahoma?

TCU has one of the best defenses in the nation. The Horned Frogs are allowing just 13.9 points per game and have not surrendered more than 14 points in their past four outings. However, TCU will be facing a stiff test this Saturday taking on the Oklahoma Sooners – a team that is averaging 51 points and 673.7 yards in its past three games.

Shark Bites
  • Oklahoma is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home.
  • TCU is 3-1 ATS in its last 4 games against Oklahoma.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma’s last 7 games.

TCU and Oklahoma put on an offensive clinic when they met last year, as the two teams combined for 98 points and 1,048 yards. Quarterback Baker Mayfield took over that game, accounting for 329 yards and four touchdowns.

TCU would like to see quarterback Kenny Hill get back on track, as the senior has thrown for just 281 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the past two games. Luckily for Hill, he faces an Oklahoma secondary that is not good, rated 106th in the nation in passing defense.

Of course, Mayfield gets the headlines for the Sooners on offense but the emergence of running back Rodney Anderson has been huge for the team. The sophomore has accumulated 439 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the past three games, which has helped propel OU to 40-plus points on each occasion. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Oklahoma Sooners in this game found them listed as 7-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Sooners to win this game on Saturday 43-36. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oklahoma will face the 8-1 TCU Horned Frogs, who own a 6-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Oklahoma Sooners are 5-3-1 so far this season while the Horned Frogs are 2-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma vs TCU injuries news.

The game pits the Sooners, currently No. 8 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Horned Frogs, who rate No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 45 PPG, against a TCU defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 13.89 PPG. The Oklahoma aerial game is averaging 395 yards per game, more than the TCU Horned Frogs secondary allows through the air, 214.44 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Horned Frogs own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 88.25 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Horned Frogs grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Longhorns in their last game, winning 24-7 at Amon Carter Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas Christian is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas Christian is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Christian's last 5 games
  • Texas Christian is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Oklahoma is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

TCU at Texas Tech, Saturday, November 18
Oklahoma at Kansas, Saturday, November 18