SMU vs. TCU Total Prediction
Now that No. 25 TCU is back in the rankings, will the Horned Frogs be able to continue their strong play when they take on SMU on Saturday at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
379 SMU vs. 380 TCU
Saturday, September 21, 2019
3:30PM ET – Amon G. Carter Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, TCU is the favorite in this game, as the Horned Frogs are getting odds of -9.5 points against SMU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 55.5 points. The public betting currently has 61 percent going on TCU as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
SMU off to strong start
The SMU Mustangs are off to an impressive 3-0 start thanks to a 47-17 win over Texas State last weekend. SMU is now 3-0 against the spread while hitting the over in all three games as well.
SMU is having a strong start to the year on offense, as the Mustangs are averaging 44.3 points and 550 yards per game. Defensively, SMU is giving up 24.7 points and 350.3 yards per contest. Shane Buechele is leading the offense with 871 yards and five touchdowns while Reggie Roberson Jr. is the top target. He has 21 catches for 342 yards and two touchdowns. Xavier Jones is leading the ground attack with 291 yards and seven touchdowns. Patrick Nelson has led the defensive effort with 20 tackles, five sacks and an interception.
TCU rolls past Purdue
TCU is off to a 2-0 start to the season thanks to a 34-13 win at Purdue last weekend. The Horned Frogs are 1-1 against the spread while hitting the under in both games.
The Horned Frogs have looked impressive on defense, allowing just 10 points and 209.5 yards per game thus far. Offensively, TCU is putting up 36.5 points and 452.5 yards per game. Max Duggan has thrown for 235 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense while Darius Anderson is the leading rusher with 207 yards and two scores. The defense is being led by Garret Wallow, who has 23 tackles with two sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Mustangs have hit the over in five straight non-conference games and in five straight in September.
TCU has hit the under in five of its last six games on grass and in four of their last five games in September.
These two have hit the over in six of their last nine meetings. The Horned Frogs have looked good on defense thus far, especially last week on the road against Purdue. SMU is a better offensive team than the Boilermakers, but the Mustangs haven’t had a road game yet this year. Playing on the road usually leads to some offensive woes and I think that will happen against this TCU defense. The Horned Frogs are scoring, but not really piling up the offense. I don’t expect a big 50-point outburst this week either. TCU will be able to control the game with ball-control offense.
College Football Week 4 Prediction: SMU/TCU Under 55.5