TCU vs Texas Tech NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Jones AT&T Stadium
Max Duggan and the TCU Horned Frogs head to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders. TCU opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The Horned Frogs are 3-6-0 ATS and 6-3-0 when betting on the total. The Red Raiders are 4-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs played the Baylor Bears and lost 29-23. Sewo Olonilua led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 35 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He rushed for a total of 79 yards on 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Pro Wells led the team in receiving yardage by earning 58 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 14.5 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Horned Frogs was Max Duggan who went 14/32 with 140 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He tossed 3 interceptions on the day. The Horned Frogs ran the football 49 times and totaled 168 yards giving them an average of 3.4 yards per rush. For the contest, the Horned Frogs had a total of 18 1st downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 125 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the day, they ran 81 plays which gave them a total of 308 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, TCU allowed 27 catches on 41 attempts totaling 195 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. On the ground, the Horned Frogs allowed 99 yards on 33 attempts which is an average of 3.0 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed 294 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Horned Frogs head into this matchup 4-5 in 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 32.2 points per contest, ranking them 48th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 214.4 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 7th in the conference and 55th in Division 1 with 3,842 yards. The Horned Frogs have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 26.4 points per game putting them 5th in the conference. In discussing yards rushing, TCU is allowing 127.1 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the Big 12 Conference and 31st in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the conference and 46th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,144 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Horned Frogs have conceded 1,912 yards. Opponents are completing 55% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try.
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took on the West Virginia Mountaineers and ended up getting the win by a score of 38-17. Running the show from under center for the Red Raiders was Jett Duffey who went 24/34 with 354 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Ta'Zhawn Henry paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 67 yards via 22 carries which had him averaging 3.0 yards per run. Dalton Rigdon was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 106 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 35.3 yards per reception for the game. The Red Raiders rushed the ball a total of 42 times and added 127 yards which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Red Raiders earned 22 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 55 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 76 plays for 481 yards. In terms of defense, Texas Tech gave up 38 completions on 61 attempts totaling 498 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.3%. For the game, they allowed 549 yards and earned 4 turnovers. In the running game, the Red Raiders gave up 51 yards on 18 tries which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Red Raiders head into this game 4-5. Texas Tech is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 168.6 rushing yards per game, which has them at 62nd in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,517 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Red Raiders average 477.8 yards per contest overall which has them at 18th in D-1 and 4th in the conference. The Red Raiders are giving up 28 points per game ranking them 6th in the Big 12 and 71st in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 252 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 162.4 yards per contest which puts them at 70th in the country and 6th in the Big 12 Conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up 1,462 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic units in Division 1. They are allowing 308.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Red Raiders are ranked 10th in the Big 12 Conference.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -1
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