NCAAF

West Virginia Mountaineers vs TCU Horned Frogs

West Virginia
Mountaineers
3 - 1
TCU
Horned Frogs
4 - 0
October 07, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Amon G. Carter Stadium

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West Virginia
Mountaineers
3 - 1
TCU
Horned Frogs
4 - 0
October 07, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Offense has been surprisingly hard to come by when the TCU Horned Frogs and West Virginia Mountaineers have faced off. TCU and WVU have gone UNDER in their past three meetings, with the two programs averaging a combined 51.7 points per game. That might be tough to continue when TCU and West Virginia meet in Fort Worth on Saturday, as the two teams rank fifth and second respectively in points per game in the nation. 

    Shark Bites
    • TCU is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games against the Big 12.
    • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of West Virginia’s last 8 games on the road.
    • West Virginia is 3-1 ATS in its last 4 games against TCU.

    The Horned Frogs’ well-balanced offense has accounted for nearly 500 yards per game while putting up 55-plus points twice in four outings. Quarterback Kenny Hill has become an efficient passer, thanks largely to his improved discipline, while leading rusher Darius Anderson is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

    A loss in their season opener has caused many to overlook West Virginia but their offense has gone on to average 57 points and 595.7 yards per game. The opposition has not been great but the signs are positive. Quarterback Will Grier has been the perfect complement to senior running back Justin Crawford, who is averaging 7.4 yards per carry.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The TCU Horned Frogs were listed as 13-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Sportsbook on the college football lines menu.

    Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 40-35 result in favor of the Horned Frogs. 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.

    West Virginia Mountaineers vs TCU Horned Frogs Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The TCU Horned Frogs sport a record of 4-0 and 3-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the West Virginia Mountaineers sit at 3-1 and 1-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER totals records are 2-2 for the Horned Frogs and 3-0-1 for the Mountaineers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and TCU vs West Virginia injuries news.

    The TCU Horned Frogs sit at No. 47 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the West Virginia Mountaineers are at No. 37 on that chart.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits TCU's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 47.75 PPG, against a West Virginia defense that ranks No. 61 this week at 25.25 PPG. The TCU aerial game is averaging 264.75 yards per game, more than the West Virginia Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 225 YPG per game.

    Defensively, the West Virginia Mountaineers feature the league's No. 118-rated road run defense, allowing 300.5 yards per game. TCU, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Will Grier's 347-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as West Virginia earned a 56-34 win over Kansas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium-Lawrence.

    Darius Anderson went over the 100-yard mark (160) in his team's latest effort as TCU defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 44-31 on Saturday.

    Betting Trends
    • West Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
    • West Virginia is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
    • West Virginia is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
    • Texas Christian is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    • Texas Christian is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home
    • Texas Christian is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
    • Texas Christian is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    West Virginia home to Texas Tech, Saturday, October 14
    TCU at Kansas State, Saturday, October 14

Odds

Saturday, October 7 Sat Oct 7


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+13
-105
+394
o73.5
-110
-13
-115
-461
u73.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+12
-105
+355
o68
+100
-12
-115
-425
u68
-120

Edge Finder

25.23
Total Score
28.67
247.92
Passing Yards
236.50
122.08
Rushing Yards
194.17
31:53
Time on Field
29:28
69.15
Number of Plays
65.25
5.35
Yards Per Play
6.60
25.23
Total Score
28.67
8.00
First Quarter
7.83
6.92
Second Quarter
8.08
6.23
Third Quarter
5.00
4.08
Fourth Quarter
7.75
247.92
Passing Yards
236.50
34.38
Pass Attempts
25.83
22.31
Pass Completions
16.67
2.92
Sacks
2.50
22.31
Sack Yards
15.42
11.11
Yards Per Pass
14.19
122.08
Rushing Yards
194.17
34.77
Rush Attempts
39.42
3.51
Yards Per Rush
4.93
0.92
Interceptions
0.50
1.77
Fumbles
1.67
0.62
Fumbles Lost
0.83
1.54
Total Turnovers
1.33
5.15
Penalties
7.08
43.15
Penalty Yards
61.42
31:53
Time on Field
29:28
69.15
Number of Plays
65.25
5.35
Yards Per Play
6.60
4.08
Punts
3.67
42.67
Punt Average
42.31
64.62
Return Yards
81.58

Head To Head

WESTV
Stat Type TCU
2-3
Record
3-2
3-2
ATS
2-3
2-3
O/U
2-3
28.40
Score
29.40
149.20
Rush Yds
157.80
36.80
Pass Attempts
39.40
56.52
Completion %
58.38
216.00
Passing Yds
275.00
365.2
Total Yds
432.8
2.00
Turnovers
2.40
WESTV
Stat Type TCU
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
0-3
O/U
0-3
24.67
Score
27.00
173.33
Rush Yds
201.00
29.33
Pass Attempts
36.33
53.41
Completion %
56.88
184.33
Passing Yds
234.00
357.67
Total Yds
435
2.00
Turnovers
1.67
Oct 22/16 (1 of 5)
WESTV
Stat Type TCU
Home
Away
34
Score
10
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
63.5 o
O/U
63.5 u
158
Rush Yds
152
23
Pass Attempts
31
69.57
Completion %
58.06
231
Passing Yds
148
389
Total Yds
300
0
Turnovers
3
Oct 29/15 (2 of 5)
WESTV
Stat Type TCU
Away
Home
10
Score
40
+12
ATS
-12
72.5 o
O/U
72.5 u
167
Rush Yds
228
39
Pass Attempts
48
41.03
Completion %
66.67
160
Passing Yds
388
327
Total Yds
616
1
Turnovers
0
Nov 1/14 (3 of 5)
WESTV
Stat Type TCU
Home
Away
30
Score
31
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
68.5 o
O/U
68.5 u
195
Rush Yds
223
26
Pass Attempts
30
57.69
Completion %
40.00
162
Passing Yds
166
357
Total Yds
389
5
Turnovers
2
Nov 2/13 (4 of 5)
WESTV
Stat Type TCU
Away
Home
30
Score
27
+12
ATS
-12
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
148
Rush Yds
60
41
Pass Attempts
58
60.98
Completion %
68.97
267
Passing Yds
394
415
Total Yds
454
2
Turnovers
4
Nov 3/12 (5 of 5)
WESTV
Stat Type TCU
Home
Away
38
Score
39
-4
ATS
+4
69.5 o
O/U
69.5 u
78
Rush Yds
126
55
Pass Attempts
30
58.18
Completion %
43.33
260
Passing Yds
279
338
Total Yds
405
2
Turnovers
3

Team Records

WESTV
Record TCU
3-1
All
4-0
2-0
Home
2-0
1-0
Away
2-0
0-1
Neutral Site
0-0
1-3
ATS
3-1
1-1
ATS Home
1-1
0-1
ATS Away
2-0
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-0-1
O/U
2-1
1-0
O/U Home
1-0
1-0
O/U Away
1-1
0-0-1
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WESTV
Record TCU
1-0
All
1-0
0-0
Home
0-0
1-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-1
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
1-0
O/U Away
1-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WESTV
Record TCU
3-1
All
4-0
2-0
Home
2-0
1-0
Away
2-0
0-1
Neutral Site
0-0
1-3
ATS
3-1
1-1
ATS Home
1-1
0-1
ATS Away
2-0
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-0-1
O/U
2-1
1-0
O/U Home
1-0
1-0
O/U Away
1-1
0-0-1
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
2:00pm Clear
29ºC / 84ºF
44% Humidity
0% Precipitation
19% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 11
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 23, 2017KANSAS56-34W-24.5/71.5-L/O288347635367197564-2
Sep 16, 2017DELAST59-16W-62.5/N/A-L/N/A2043345381611403010
Sep 9, 2017E.CAR56-20W-25.5/67-W/O216403619142328470-2
Sep 3, 2017VTECH24-31L+5/55-L/P2213715922342354691
Dec 28, 2016MI-FL14-31L+3/57.5-L/U95134229812823631
Dec 3, 2016BAYLOR24-21W-17.5/69-L/U311111422196244440-4
Nov 26, 2016IOWAST49-19W-7.5/60-W/O272341613190371561-4
Nov 19, 2016OKLA28-56L+3/63.5-L/O3881915793161694853
Nov 12, 2016TEXAS24-20W+2/64-W/U1142693832183185361
Nov 5, 2016KANSAS48-21W-31.5/54-L/O341264605150291441-1
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 23, 2017OKLAST44-31W+9.5/67.5-W/O238228466101398499-3
Sep 16, 2017SMU56-36W-22.5/64.5-L/O2543656191243394631
Sep 9, 2017ARK28-7W-2.5/57-W/U1951663611291382671
Sep 2, 2017JACKST63-0W-59/N/A-W/N/A242300542244165-1
Dec 30, 2016GEORGI23-31L-3/48-L/O1751463212481644121
Dec 3, 2016KAN.ST6-30L-4/50.5-L/U1421382803361594950
Nov 25, 2016TEXAS31-9W+3/60.5-W/U3091784871892184070
Nov 19, 2016OKLAST6-31L-6/68.5-L/U1451983433342075411
Nov 5, 2016BAYLOR62-22W+7/65-W/O431257688133282415-1
Oct 29, 2016TXTECH24-27L-9.5/86.5-L/U172246418139206345-1
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