Texas vs. TCU Prediction
Who will come out with a win in the big rivalry game when TCU plays host to No. 15 Texas today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
187 Texas vs. 188 TCU
Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:30PM ET – Amon G. Carter Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Texas is the slight favorite on the road, as the Longhorns are getting odds of -1 point against TCU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 57 points. The public betting currently has 77 percent going on Texas as the road 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.
TCU slips up again
The TCU football team is coming off a 24-17 loss at Kansas State last weekend for its second straight loss and third loss in four games. TCU is now 3-3 on the season, 1-2 in the Big 12, 2-4 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total.
The Horned Frogs have been pretty good on defense, allowing just 24.7 points and 284 yards per game. On offense, TCU is putting up 33.8 points and 441.5 yards per contest. Darius Anderson is leading the offense with 588 rushing yards and six touchdowns while Max Duggan has thrown for 874 yards and nine touchdowns without an interception. Jalen Reagor is his leading receiver with 271 yards on 23 catches with three touchdowns. Garret Wallow is leading the defense with 63 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Longhorns survive against Kansas
The Texas football team is coming off a 50-48 win at home over Kansas last week in a bit of a scare. The Longhorns are now 5-2 on the season, 3-1 in the Big 12, 4-3 against the spread and 5-2 with the over.
Texas has one of the best offenses in the nation, averaging 40.9 points and 482 yards per game. Defensively, the Longhorns are giving up 30.7 points and 469.9 yards per game, which puts them near the bottom of the country. Sam Ehlinger is leading the offense with 2,057 passing yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 318 yards and five touchdowns. Keaontay Ingram and Roschon Johnson have combined for 832 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground while Devin Duvernay has 61 receptions for 627 yards and six scores.
College Football Betting Trends
TCU has failed to cover the spread in six straight games in October and in 11 of their last 14 Big 12 games.
The Longhorns are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games on grass and 5-1 ATS in their last six games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
TCU has been a problem for Texas in recent years. The Horned Frogs have won and covered the spread in four of the last five meetings in this series. People are down on Texas after their poor showing against Kansas last weekend, but the Longhorns were coming off a loss to Oklahoma the week prior and probably looking past the Jayhawks. That game last week should be a wake-up call for the Longhorns. I expect them to look sharper this week. TCU hasn’t been impressive this year and have given up a lot of points to explosive offenses. Texas can definitely score and give the Horned Frogs all sorts of problems.
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