Texas Tech at TCU 10/11/18 - College Football Picks & Predictions
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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. TCU Horned Frogs
CFB: 7:30 PM EST
Oct. 11, 2018
Latest Odds : TCU -7 Total 61
A Big 12 Conference showdown will take place on Thursday night, when the Texas Tech Raiders invade Amon G. Carter Stadium to face the TCU Horned Frogs. The Red Raiders have won three of their first five games and have split their first two conference contests. Texas Tech was off last weekend and last time out came up short during a 42-34 home loss versus West Virginia. The Red Raiders allowed the first 21 points off the game and turned the ball over three times in defeat.
Through five games, Texas Tech leads the country in total offense and is scoring 48.4 points on average. TCU is always well coached on defense, ranking 11th in yards allowed and giving up just 20.8 points per game.
The TCU Horned Frogs come into this contest with the same record as Texas Tech, with their two losses coming against Ohio State on a neutral field and at Texas. The Horned Frogs were also off last weekend and they snuck out a 17-14 home victory versus Iowa State last Saturday night. TCU limited Iowa State to just 198 yards of total offense, but turned the ball over three times on the night. Jonathan Song kicked a 28-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining for the final margin.
For the season, TCU has posted middle of the pack offense numbers and is scoring at a 31.6 point clip. Texas Tech has plenty of holes on a defense that ranks 108th in yards allowed and surrenders 31 points per game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Red Raiders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
Horned Frogs are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games.
Over is 5-1 in Red Raiders last 6 games overall.
Over is 21-10 in Red Raiders last 31 games following a ATS loss.
Over is 4-1 in Horned Frogs last 5 home games.
Free Betting Pick: Texas Tech +7
Texas Tech leads the all-time series with a 31-26-1 record, but TCU went into Lubbock and came away with a convincing 27-3 victory a season ago. TCU QB Shawn Robinson hurt his shoulder during the win versus Iowa State and his status for this game is uncertain. Take the Red Raiders to go into Fort Worth and steal a road victory. Final Score Prediction, Texas Tech Red Raiders win but grab the points just in case 31-27.