TCU at Texas Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The TCU Horned Frogs head to Jones AT&T Stadium to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 7 point favorites. The Horned Frogs are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-8-0. The Red Raiders are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0.
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Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/12/17 RB Darius Anderson Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
09/27/17 G Patrick Morris Undisclosed out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/12/17 WR Derrick Willies Disciplinary is "?" Saturday vs. TCU
11/12/17 FB Mason Reed Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. TCU
11/12/17 DB Willie Sykes Disciplinary is "?" Saturday vs. TCU
11/08/17 DB D.J. Polite-Bray Disciplinary is out for season
11/06/17 DL Houston Miller Leg is out for season
11/06/17 DL Lonzell Gilmore Leg is out for season
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The TCU Horned Frogs are 30th in the country in points scored with 342. They have run 704 plays this year for 4,338 yards, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Horned Frogs average 6.2 yards per play, which is 35th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 48th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground TCU has run for 1,892 yards as a unit, which ranks 43rd in college football. They've run 405 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Horned Frogs have been penalized on offense 72 times for 598 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the country in penalties. Kenny Hill has passed for 2,279 yards this year. He's completed 189 throws while attempting 287 passes for a completion percentage of 65.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 147.5. He averages 8.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
TCU is 10th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 163. They have given up a total of 3,090 yards on D, which is 14th in D-1. The Horned Frogs are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 160 throws on 316 attempts against the TCU Horned Frogs defense this season, ranking them 30th and 78th in the nation. The TCU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,263 yards in the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 333 attempts for 827 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the country against the run. The Horned Frogs have had 46 penalties for 421 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
TCU is 80th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 184 punt return yards and average 14.2 yards per return, which is 13th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 496 yards on special teams, which puts them 90th in kick return yardage. The Horned Frogs average 28 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,018. The TCU Horned Frogs have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 102nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. TCU Horned Frogs kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 42 for 45 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,054 yards on 53 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 115th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders have run for 1,463 yards as a team, which ranks 83rd in college football. They've run 349 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 81 times for 783 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the country in penalties. They are 12th in the nation in points scored with 382. They have run 750 plays this season for 4,899 yards, which ranks them 6th in Division 1 in total offense. Texas Tech averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 256 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Nic Shimonek averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 275 passes on 393 attempts for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this year is 160.8. He has thrown for 3,314 yards this season.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders rush defense has allowed 365 attempts for 1,531 yards this year, putting them in 58th place in D-1 against the run. Texas Tech has committed 55 penalties for 553 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 70th in college football. They are 106th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 331. They have surrendered a total of 4,531 yards on D, which is 111th in the country. The Red Raiders are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 269 passes on 408 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, placing them 128th and 127th in Division 1. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 3,000 yards through the air, which is 126th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 7, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 47%. Texas Tech kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 49 for 52 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,645 yards on 41 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average. Texas Tech is ranked 68th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 69 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 102nd in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 546 yards on special teams, ranking 74th in kick return yardage. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,514.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +7
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