The Horned Frogs of TCU (-9) are preparing to welcome their conference foe No. 25 Texas Tech Red Raiders to Amon G. Carter Stadium. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to ESPN.
Betting Preview: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
In this Thursday Big 12 game, TCU is getting picked as the big favorite and is currently giving up 9 points. The Red Raiders are also receiving +270 moneyline odds while the Horned Frogs are -350. Some good in-game betting possibilities could be unveiled during the showdown.
The line originally opened at -11 and general public has been siding with the Red Raiders.
The surprising Red Raiders are 3-2 against the spread (ATS) and have recorded 4.1 units so far. The team’s posted an O/U mark of 4-1.
The Horned Frogs have lost 1.4 units this season. The team is 1-3-1 ATS and has an O/U record of 1-3.
The Red Raiders are 3-2 straight up (SU), including 1-1 SU against Big 12 opponents. The Horned Frogs are 3-2 SU overall and are also 1-1 SU in conference play.
The Red Raiders look to bounce back after a 42-34 loss to West Virginia on September 29. The Red Raiders defense allowed the Mountaineers to pass for 370 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 119 yards and two scores. On the offensive side, the Red Raiders completed 25-of-47 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Jett Duffey went 16-for-27 for 172 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while Alan Bowman completed nine-of-20 for 123 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Duffey (86 rushing yards on 15 attempts, one TD) also led the ground attack. Antoine Wesley (eight receptions, 110 yards, one TD) and De’Quan Bowman (six catches, 54 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
TCU just earned a 17-14 win over Iowa State. Shawn Robinson completed 21-of-29 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Sewo Olonilua (66 yards on 16 rush attempts) and Darius Anderson (42 yards on 16 carries) mounted the running game as Jalen Reagor (six receptions, 67 yards) and Jarrison Stewart (five catches, 22 yards) led the receiving attack in the win.
Texas Tech has run the ball on 47.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while TCU has a rush percentage of 53.7 percent. The Red Raiders have produced 183.8 rush yards per game (including 196.0 per game versus Big 12 opponents) and have 18 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Horned Frogs are totaling 187.0 rushing yards per game (129.0 in conference) and have eight total rush TDs.
It appears that the Horned Frogs could own an advantage in all aspects of the ground game, as their backfield has produced 4.7 yards per carry while their defense has allowed 3.5 yards per rush attempt to opponents. The Red Raiders have rushed for 4.2 yards per carry while allowing 4.4 YPC to opponents.
The Red Raiders offense has averaged a stout 407.6 yards through the air overall (346.0 per game versus conference opposition) and has 13 passing scores so far. The Horned Frogs have recorded 227.8 pass yards per outing (207 against Big 12 competition) and have eight total pass TDs.
Texas Tech has allowed opponents to run for an average of 146.4 yards and pass for 301.2 yards per game. The TCU defense has given up 178.0 yards per game to opposing passers and 125.6 yards per game on the ground. The Horned Frogs are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.06 to opponents, while the Red Raiders have given up a 7.26 ANY/A.
Offensively, Bowman has amassed 1,283 passing yards this season, and has connected on 103-of-153 attempts with nine passing scores and only one interception. He’s got a 9.15 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 6.06 over the past two games.
Antoine Wesley, Ja’Deion High and Demarcus Felton have collectively accounted for 538 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns as a trio over the last couple of outings.
In the host locker room, Shawn Robinson has completed 78-of-122 passes for 826 yards, six TDs and four INTs. Robinson’s ANY/A sits at 5.81 for the year and 4.63 over his last two outings.
Jalen Reagor (263 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown on the year), Sewo Olonilua (207 rush yards, one rush TD) and KaVontae Turpin (160 receiving yards, one receiving TD) have combined to account for 403 total yards over the last couple of games.
When these two squads faced each other a year ago, TCU knocked Texas Tech off soundly 27-3.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. TCU Horned Frogs Free Prediction
SU Winner: TCU, ATS Winner: TCU
Team Betting Notes
- The Red Raiders offense has created six pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Horned Frogs have accounted for five such plays.
- The Texas Tech defense has allowed six pass plays of 40 or more yards, while TCU has given up five such plays.
- The Texas Tech offense has created eight rushing plays of 20+ yards, while TCU has created three such runs.
- The Red Raiders defense has allowed seven rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Horned Frogs have given up two such runs.
- The TCU D has notched 13 sacks on the year while Texas Tech has nine.
- Texas Tech has produced 3.8062015503876 yards per carry over its past three contests and 4.5 over its last two.
- TCU has averaged 4.0 yards per carry over its last three games and 3.3 over its last two.
- In its last three matches, TCU is 0-2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
- Texas Tech was getting 4 points in its last game and the Over/Under was set at 75.5. The over cashed and Texas Tech failed to cover in the 42-34 loss to West Virginia.
- Over its last three matches, Texas Tech is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
- TCU was favored by 12 points in its last outing and the Over/Under was 45. The under cashed and TCU failed to cover in that 17-14 win over Iowa State.