2013 ESPN Thursday Night College Football Odds: TCU vs. Texas Tech Print
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Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:30
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TCU vs. Texas Tech Odds

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LUBBOCK, TX (The Spread) – No. 24 TCU kicks off the third week of college football as it hits the road to face Texas Tech on Thursday night at 7:30PM ET on ESPN.

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Texas Tech is 2-0 on the season, 1-0 at home and 2-0 against the spread. TCU is 1-1 on the season, 0-2 against the spread and playing in its first true road game. Texas Tech has won three of its last four against TCU.

Trends show that Texas Tech is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 games in September while TCU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games following a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, TCU is the slight favorite on the road, as the Horned Frogs have odds of -3 points against Texas Tech. The over/under total has been set at 63 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had TCU favored by 3 points as well. The spread moved to 3.5 before falling back to 3. The over/under total for the game opened at 62 points and has made the slow climb to 63 during the week.

After losing the season opener to LSU, TCU bounced back with a 38-17 win over SE Louisiana last week. The Horned Frogs are without starting quarterback Casey Pachall until November due to a forearm injury, meaning Trevone Boykin will have to get the job done. Boykin has 203 passing yards and two touchdowns thus far. Running back B.J. Catalon has 111 rushing yards and two scores as well this season.

Texas Tech is off to a fast 2-0 start, beating SMU and Stephen F. Austin thus far. The Red Raiders are averaging 51 points per game so far while passing for 453.5 yards per game, which ranks second in the country. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has had a great start, going 64 of 90 passing for 780 yards and seven touchdowns. Mayfield is spreading the ball around, as four receivers have at least 115 receiving yards. Mayfield also leads the team in rushing with 82 yards and a touchdown.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas Tech receiver Jordan Davis is questionable with a hamstring injury while offensive lineman Tony Morales is questionable with a shoulder injury. TCU has no injuries to report outside of Pachall.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing TCU, as the Horned Frogs are getting 51% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against Texas Tech on Thursday night.

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