Free Week 8 Prediction: Horned Frogs vs Mountaineers Odds
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(4-2) TCU Horned Frogs vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (5-0)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: West Virginia -4.5
NCAA Betting Total: 66
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The TCU Horned Frogs are travelling to Morgantown to take on the #12 West Virginia Mountaineers in this matchup of two of the coolest nicknames in college football.
TCU has had somewhat of a disappointing season so far, but their two losses were close games against very tough opponents. They have a chance to turn it all around Saturday.
The #12 West Virginia Mountaineers have been one of the pleasant surprises of the 2016 season.
They had almost no expectation coming into the year but are currently tied for first place in the Big 12 with Baylor.
They are undefeated thus far, but this is the beginning of a tough second half of the year that will really tell if they are for real.
TCU Horned Frogs
So far, the Horned Frogs have not lived up to expectations.
Before anyone knew how good Arkansas was going to be this year, TCU lost to them in Week 2 and many people gave up on them as a contender.
Their second loss was in a shootout with Oklahoma three weeks ago in which they allowed 28 points in the second quarter and were unable to rally in the fourth.
Their last game was a one-point victory over a Kansas team they should have destroyed two weeks ago.
TCU is coming off of a much-needed bye week in which they may have had time to figure things out.
The offensive side has not been an issue, and they are 6th in the nation in passing with 362.5 yards per game.
Quarterback Kenny Hill seems to have finally found a home after playing for seemingly every school in Texas before transferring to TCU last year. Hill has already thrown for 2,142 yards and 13 touchdowns this year.
The defensive side of the ball is where they could improve.
They allow 30 points per game which is 85th in the year. For a Big 12 team this year, that’s actually pretty good.
West Virginia Mountaineers
The undefeated Mountaineers have shocked the nation so far this season.
They had few real believers until last week’s 48-17 domination at Texas Tech. The nation took notice at that point, and they jumped from 20th in the AP poll to 12th this week.
They still have yet to face really tough competition, but the tough part of their season begins Saturday.
Do I even have to say that the strength of a Big 12 team is their offense?
However, what makes the Mountaineers different is their ability to keep other teams from scoring as well. They allow only 19.4 points per game which is good for 25th in the nation.
The offense is led by quarterback Skyler Howard who has thrown for 1,590 yards with eight touchdowns, four interception and three rushing touchdowns.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WVU is 2-5 ATS in last 7
- TCU is 9-2 in last 11 road games
- UNDER in 12 of 15 last WVU home games
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TCU is only 4-2 this year, but they have already played much tougher opposition than the Mountaineers have.
Although they have struggled in recent weeks, the bye should go a long way to help them get rested and get some things together.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: TCU +4.5
I hate to say it, but I believe this is the week that West Virginia is brought back down to earth. They have looked great on both sides of the ball, but their toughest opponents so far have been Missouri and Texas Tech.
They will still have a great season, but TCU will give them a punch in the mouth this week.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: TCU 31 – West Virginia 27
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