Texas Tech vs. TCU Prediction
Will Texas Tech keep pace with TCU today and cover the spread at 3:30PM ET in Fort Worth?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Horned Frogs are now 9.5-point home favorites versus the Red Raiders after opening as a 7.5-point favorite earlier in the week. As for the total, the number hit the board at 84.5 but has already jumped to 88.
The Red Raiders have covered the spread in six of their last seven conference games and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a straight up loss. They've also cashed in four of their last five games for bettors and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous contest.
The Horned Frogs have been the exact opposite at the betting window, failing to cover in six of their last seven games overall and going 0-4 against the number in their last four conference games. They're also 0-5 against the spread in their last five games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games coming off any loss.
OUR PREDICTION: Patrick Mahomes has averaged 473.3 passing yards per game this season, which is on pace to set the FBS record held by Houston's David Klingler, who averaged 467.3 yards in 1990. Texas Tech has passed on 71 percent of its plays this season, which is the highest rate in the FBS. TCU hasn't boasted its usual excellent defense under Gary Patterson and has been torched through the air this season, allowing 267.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. Mahomes and the Red Raiders can definitely keep pace in this one.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS +9.5