Texas vs. TCU Total Prediction
Will Saturday night’s Big 12 matchup between Texas and TCU feature plenty of stout defense but limited scoring?
Who: Texas (4-4) at TCU (7-1)
TV: ESPN, 7:15 p.m. ET
Line: TCU -7 (47)
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under for Saturday’s matchup is sitting at 47 points, up from the original number of 41.5. As for the point spread, the Horned Frogs opened as 7-point home favorites and that’s where the line currently sits.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of this writing, the public is currently backing the home favorite Horned Frogs at a 60% clip.
Key Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams while the road team is 4-1 against the number in the last five meetings. That said, the Longhorns are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games against the Horned Frogs.
OUR PREDICTION: Gary Patterson’s defense has held each of its last three opponents to season lows in yards, which includes Iowa State, which mustered a 14-7 victory over TCU a week ago. Quarterback Kenny Hill played the worst game of his season versus the Cyclones, who held the Horned Frogs’ offense out of the end zone. The only score TCU generated was on a 94-yard kickoff return for touchdown.
Texas, meanwhile, has held its last two foes to season lows in yards. Offensively, whether it’s Sam Ehlinger under center or Shane Buechele, the Longhorns don’t figure to score much against a Horned Frogs defense that has allowed just 15 points per game this season. Making matters worse for Texas is the injury sustained to Toneil Carter, who suffered a concussion last week in the team’s victory over Baylor. Chris Warren and the other Longhorns backs have not produced this season. I love the under in this matchup.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: TEXAS/TCU UNDER 47