Free 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl Prediction: Horned Frogs vs Ducks Odds
College football betting on the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl sees the TCU Horned Frogs taking on the Oregon Ducks on Saturday January 2 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Valero Alamo Bowl
TCU Horned Frogs (10-2) vs. Oregon Ducks (9-3)
Date: Saturday January 2
Time: 6:45 PM
Venue: Alamodome – San Antonio, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: TCU -1
NCAA Betting Total: 78.5
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For entertainment value there is probably not a better bowl to watch. These teams are good too and will push each other to the limit.
At the start of the season this could have easily been a playoff matchup. Now it will help fill the gap til the title game.
The Horned Frogs started the season looking to get to the playoffs but things never seem to click at that highest level. Sure this team is really good but the defense was never championship calibre and then the offense lost some parts.
Speaking of which top receiver Josh Doctson is not going to play in this one. When this team was rolling he was the best receiver in the game so his loss makes a big difference.
Still the strength of this team is the offense led by Trevone Boykin. He is probable for this one and is key to the attack that saw TCU average more than 40ppg this season. He is a tremendous athlete and he uses that skill to set up the run and the pass.
This one is going to come down to either who has the ball last or who can come up with at least one stop. When TCU has played other teams with top offenses their defense has not always been up to the challenge.
This should be exciting.
With three losses this is a down year for the Ducks. At least as down as it can be when you finish the season by winning six games in row including victories over both teams that competed in the PAC 12 title game. They are probably the best 9-3 team in America.
On some levels they are already thinking about next year as they have already lined up their next transfer QB but this team still have plenty of talent focused on finishing the year with a bang.
It might have taken him a little while to get going but once he did QB Vernon Adams was pretty great. I think we all thought he would be more of a running threat though.
The way the Ducks play they are always going to give up some points but things were a little out of hand this season. They gave up a whopping 62 to Utah and finished the season 114th in points allowed.
Similar to the comments above their defense is going to have to find a stop or two somehow if they want to win this one.
It is very possible we do not see a punt all game with these two clubs.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Ducks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Over is 6-1 in Ducks last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 6-0 in Horned Frogs last 6 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 6-0 in Horned Frogs last 6 games on grass.
- Under is 8-0-1 in Horned Frogs last 9 bowl games.
Free Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
This is a really tough call. Both teams are not only capable of winning but also winning big.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: TCU ATS
I still see TCU as the underdog even though they are not really any more. They always get my attention at good value.
2015 TaxSlayer Bowl Free Score Prediction: TCU 49 – Oregon 45
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