Free Week 5 Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Longhorns Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(0-1) TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Longhorns (2-0)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Texas -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: O/U 63
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A couple of teams coming off rough outings meet up Saturday afternoon in Austin. Texas at least escaped with a win in their matchup, outlasting Texas Tech 63-56 in Lubbock to help the Longhorns climb to 9th in the nation.
TCU dropped their season opener 37-34 at home to Iowa State but actually covered the number as +3.5 underdogs. There’s reasons to like the Horned Frogs getting +10.5 on Saturday as they are 3-1 their last 4 in Austin.
TCU Horned Frogs
Is TCU ready for a bounce-back game? There 37-34 loss to Iowa State wasn’t unexpected, as the Cyclones came in as -3.5 road favorites. It was also ISU’s second game of the year, but the season opener for the Horned Frogs.
Texas Christian did have a rough start, falling down 16-7 in the 1st quarter which could be attributed to it being the first game of the year for Gary Patterson’s team. TCU bounced back to score four TDs in the 2nd half.
One of the positives to take away despite starting off the year 0-1 is the fact that TCU put up 512 yards of total offense. The Horned Frogs also looked good when they swapped out Matthew Downing for Max Duggan at QB.
Duggan came in to go 16-19 for 241 yards and 3 TD. Duggan became a big fan with bettors after a 31-yard TD as time expired help get the back door cover for the Horned Frogs.
Texas is licking their chops to face a TCU defense that gave up five plays of 32+ yards to an Iowa State team that scored just 14 points in their opener. The Cyclones ran for 212, and their QB was 18/23 vs. the TCU secondary.
Texas is off to a roaring start on offense, scoring 59 and 63 points in their two wins this season. The Longhorns have the #1 scoring team in the country and are 7th in total yards, including 9th in passing offense.
Texas did go down 41-56 to Texas Tech last week with just over 3 minutes to play last week. Sam Ehlinger had two late TD passes and had a 12-yard scoring strike in OT to secure the win. Ehlinger has 10 TD and 1 INT in two games.
Of course there are some concerns with the Texas defense after they allowed 450+ yards of offense to the Red Raiders. TTU quarterback Alan Bowman threw 5 TD passes, but also tossed 3 INTs vs. the Texas secondary.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Horned Frogs are 5-12 ATS vs. teams with a winning record
- Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS last 5 overall
- Horned Frogs are 6-15 ATS last 21 conference games
- Longhorns are 2-5 ATS last 7 conference games
- Horned Frogs are 5-1 ATS last 6 meetings
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Texas was lucky to escape with a win last week after scoring two touchdowns with less than three minutes remaining. TCU suffered a home loss in their opener though so don’t exactly come in with momentum.
The side is a tough one to call in this one, with TCU getting points looking like a solid play considering they’ve won five of the last six meetings straight up. The total might be the better play though.
Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 63
63 is a ton of points for these two teams considering five of their last six have gone under 60 points. Last year was a 37-27 TCU win though, and neither team showed much defense in the opener.
Ehlinger has been electric this year as the Texas QB and TCU looks like they’ll be able to put up some points with Duggan taking the snaps.
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