TCU vs. SMU - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (1-1) at TCU Horned Frogs (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -36 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The SMU Mustangs and TCU Horned Frogs square off Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
The SMU Mustangs look to pull off a big upset and improve to a game above .500. Matt Davis is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 337 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Davis has a touchdown pass in five of his last seven games. Courtland Sutton and Xavier Jones have combined for 200 receiving yards and three touchdowns while sophomore Ryheem Malone has seven receptions. The SMU Mustangs ground game is averaging 238 yards per contest, and Davis leads the way with 240 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, SMU is allowing 34.5 points and 481.5 yards per game. Darrion Richardson leads the Mustangs with 12 tackles, Robert Seals has two tackles for loss and Andrew McCleneghen has two forced fumbles.
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The TCU Horned Frogs looks to keep the ball rolling as they chase a playoff spot. Trevone Boykin is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 531 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Boykin has thrown at least one touchdown in 17 straight games. Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee have combined for more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdowns while sophomore Emanuel Porter has four receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 213.5 yards per contest, and Aaron Green leads the way with 108 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 12 points and 254 yards per game. Derrick Kindred leads the Horned Frogs with 12 tackles, Travin Howard has three tackles for loss and Ranthony Texada has two pass deflections.
The Mustangs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
SMU was able to hang around with Baylor in the opening game, but that was the Bears and it was also at home. TCU is a different team in front of its home fans and uually beats the doors off its oppoenent. There's a reason the Horned Frogs have covered 10 of their last 11 home games.
This is a case of the oddmakers not being able to put the spread high enough. Blowout city.