Upcoming Free Picks

TCU vs. Texas Tech,
11-18-2017 - Prediction & Preview

This is a past game! View all upcoming NCAAF games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#361 TCU
Horned Frogs
#362 Texas Tech
Red Raiders

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

TCU Horned Frogs

8 - 2

5-5
ATS
2-7
O/U
34
PPG
16
OPPG

Texas Tech Red Raiders

5 - 5

5-4
ATS
4-6
O/U
38
PPG
33
OPPG

Betting Trends

All NCAAF

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for NCAAF.

No. 11 TCU Horned Frogs (8-2 SU, 5-5 ATS, 2-8 O/U) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5 SU, 6-4 ATS, 4-6 O/U)

TCU fell to 11th in the country after getting crushed at now No.3 Oklahoma, 38-20 from Norman on Saturday. They’ll face a Texas Tech team that broke a four-game losing streak by beating up on Baylor on the road, 38-24. As for the Big 12 picture, TCU is 5-2, sitting in second place with Oklahoma State and West Virginia behind 6-1 Oklahoma. The Red Raiders are 2-5 and just looking for that one more win to make the bowl-eligible.

Defense can’t stop Sooners in the first half

Baker Mayfield only had to throw 27 passes but was very efficient, throwing for 333 yards with three TDs against the Horned Frogs. The bottom line for TCU, was that they gave up 38 points in the first half and were down by 24 at the half. The offense is good but they couldn’t keep up with the Sooners and Mayfield. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill struggled, completing 13 of 28 for 270 yards with one TD and a pick. Hill is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury. If he can’t go, TCU will go with freshman Shawn Robinson. The Horned Frogs rushed for 155 yards on 32 carries, but to behind so quickly, the had to turn to the air.

The biggest disappointment was the defense, allowing 533 total yards and 200 rushing yards. They allowed no points in the second half but the Sooners were also up big and played more cautiously. This was a clean game with no turnovers, though TCU committed seven penalties for 60 yards. Darius Anderson leads the Horned Frogs with 768 yards with eight touchdowns. However, he suffered a foot injury and is out for the season. Hill has completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,279 yards with 16 TDs and five picks. On the season, TCU ranks 13th in overall defense (309ypg) and they are second against the run (82.7ypg). They rank 36th in total offense (433.8ypg) and 30th in points per game (34.2ppg).

Red Raiders finally got a break

There aren’t many easy games in the Big 12. Even Iowa State is close to being ranked. So Texas Tech losing at home to Iowa State (31-13) on Oct. 21 it not a bad loss, but it’s not good if you want to move back into the elite of the league. The Red Raiders are nowhere close to that right now but they are better than Baylor and Kansas. Now they’ve defeated both teams and will face Texas on the road after hosting TCU. In Saturday’s win over the Bears, the Red Raiders jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead. They were helped by a 92-yard kickoff return to start the game by Keke Coutee on the first play of the game.

Quarterback Nic Shimonek had a strong game, going 24-of-29 for 246 yards with two TDs and no INTs. The Red Raiders struggled to run the ball, rushing for just 91 yards on 31 carries. Their pass defense also had their problems allowing 417 yards from Charlie Brewer, who completed 43 of 63 with three TDs and a pick. But Texas Tech played bend-but-not break defensively, forcing four turnovers, including three fumbles recovered. That defense though has been an issue this season, allowing 453.1 yards per game, including an even 300 yards in the air. That’s never a good thing in the pass-happy Big 12. On offense, they are averaging 189.2 yards per game on the ground and 244.6 yards in the air.

NCAAF Trends:

TCU is:

  • 5-2 ATS last 7 road games.
  • 4-0 ATS last 4 after an ATS loss.

Texas Tech is:

  • 1-4 ATS last 5 overall.

TCU can’t feel too bad for themselves. Oklahoma could be going to the playoffs considering they defeated Ohio State on the road. Last season, the Red Raiders edged the Horned Frogs on the road, 27-24, so revenge should be on their minds.  TCU will play enough defense in this one to cover on the road.

Pick: TCU

Last year’s game went under the total. This year’s game will go over because the Horned Frogs have a more explosive offense. They didn’t show that against Oklahoma but put up 44 points against Oklahoma State on the road, and that’s a team with a better defense than Texas Tech, who gave up 31 at home to Iowa State. Texas Tech is 15-7 Over their last 22 home games and 21-9 Over their last 30 after a SU win.

Over

4

Benjamin Hayes

Ben has been a sports writer for over 30 years, dabbling in college and pro basketball, college and pro football, baseball, college lacrosse, minor league baseball and even college gymnastics. He's also been involved in the gaming industry for over 25 years and has been looking to beat the books since he was 13!

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Bank the Bet Podcast
Saturday, Dec 15
NCAAB
#651 Cal Poly 138
#652 California -10.5
10:00pm
View Pick
#653 Texas A&M 142.5
#654 Oregon State -5
11:00pm
View Pick
#655 Baylor 141.5
#656 Arizona -7
11:00pm
View Pick
#675 LSU -3
#676 St Marys 148
11:00pm
View Pick
NHL
#35 Philadelphia -105
#36 Vancouver -115
10:05pm
View Pick
Sunday, Dec 16
NFL
#307 Miami Dolphins 44.5
#308 Minnesota Vikings -7.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#309 Oakland Raiders 46.5
#310 Cincinnati Bengals -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#311 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 47.5
#312 Baltimore Ravens -7.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#313 Dallas Cowboys 47
#314 Indianapolis Colts -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#315 Detroit Lions 38
#316 Buffalo Bills -2.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#317 Packers 46.5
#318 Chicago Bears -5.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#319 Tennessee Titans -1.5
#320 New York Giants 44
1:00pm
View Pick
#321 Washington Redskins 36
#322 Jacksonville Jaguars -7.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#323 Arizona Cardinals 44
#324 Atlanta Falcons -10
1:00pm
View Pick
#325 Seattle Seahawks -3.5
#326 49ers 44.5
4:05pm
View Pick
#327 New England Patriots -3
#328 Pittsburgh Steelers 52.5
4:25pm
View Pick
#329 Philadelphia Eagles 52
#330 Los Angeles Rams -13
8:20pm
View Pick
NBA
#523 Sacramento Kings 228
#524 Dallas Mavericks -4.5
7:05pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#741 Rhode Island 144
#742 West Virginia -7
1:00pm
View Pick
#723 Cal Riverside 129.5
#724 UTEP -8
3:00pm
View Pick
#725 Troy 145
#726 Western Kentucky -10.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#727 St. Louis 127
#728 Houston -9
3:00pm
View Pick
#735 Pacific -6
#736 Cal State Northridge 152
6:00pm
View Pick
#737 Miami - OH 142
#738 Northern Kentucky -7.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#739 Nebraska -7
#740 Oklahoma State 140
7:00pm
View Pick
NHL
#37 Vegas
#38 N.Y. Rangers
12:35pm
View Pick
#43 Buffalo
#44 Boston
5:05pm
View Pick
#45 Tampa Bay -105
#46 Winnipeg -115
7:05pm
View Pick
Monday, Dec 17
NFL
#331 New Orleans Saints -6.5
#332 Carolina Panthers 54
8:15pm
View Pick
Tuesday, Dec 18
NCAAF
#211 Northern Illinois 44
#212 UAB -2.5
7:00pm
View Pick
Wednesday, Dec 19
NCAAF
#213 Ohio U -2.5
#214 San Diego State 55
8:00pm
View Pick
Thursday, Dec 20
NCAAF
#215 Marshall -3
#216 USF 54.5
8:00pm
View Pick
Friday, Dec 21
NCAAF
#217 FIU 66.5
#218 Toledo -6.5
12:30pm
View Pick
Saturday, Dec 22
NCAAF
#221 Wake Forest 73
#222 Memphis -3
12:00pm
View Pick
#223 Houston 67.5
#224 Army -3.5
3:30pm
View Pick
Wednesday, Dec 26
NCAAF
#229 Boston College 55
#230 Boise State -2.5
1:30pm
View Pick
#231 Minnesota 61
#232 Georgia Tech -6.5
5:15pm
View Pick
#233 TCU 41
#234 California -1
9:00pm
View Pick
Thursday, Dec 27
NCAAF
#235 Duke 56.5
#236 Temple -4.5
1:30pm
View Pick
#237 Miami - FL -3.5
#238 Wisconsin 47
5:15pm
View Pick
#239 Vanderbilt -4.5
#240 Baylor 55
9:00pm
View Pick
Friday, Dec 28
NCAAF
#241 Auburn -3.5
#242 Purdue 54.5
1:30pm
View Pick
#243 Syracuse 74
#244 West Virginia -1
5:15pm
View Pick
#247 Iowa State 54.5
#248 Washington State -3.5
9:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Dec 29
NCAAF
#249 Florida
#250 Michigan
12:00pm
View Pick
#251 South Carolina
#252 Virginia
12:00pm
View Pick
#245 Arkansas State
#246 Nevada
1:15pm
View Pick
#255 Notre Dame
#256 Clemson
4:00pm
View Pick
#253 Oklahoma
#254 Alabama
8:00pm
View Pick
Monday, Dec 31
NCAAF
#257 Virginia Tech
#258 Cincinnati
12:00pm
View Pick
#259 Pittsburgh
#260 Stanford
2:00pm
View Pick
#261 Michigan State
#262 Oregon
3:00pm
View Pick
#263 Missouri
#264 Oklahoma State
3:45pm
View Pick
#265 Northwestern
#266 Utah
7:00pm
View Pick
#267 NC State
#268 Texas A&M
7:30pm
View Pick
Tuesday, Jan 1
NCAAF
#269 Iowa
#270 Mississippi St
12:00pm
View Pick
#273 LSU
#274 UCF
1:00pm
View Pick
#271 Kentucky
#272 Penn State
1:00pm
View Pick
#275 Washington
#276 Ohio State
5:00pm
View Pick
#277 Texas
#278 Georgia
8:45pm
View Pick