TCU vs. Texas Tech - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-4) at TCU Horned Frogs (4-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium on ESPN2.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders could use a feel good win to snap a three-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost four of their last five road games overall. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 3,313 yards, 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Mahomes has four or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Jonathan Giles and Keke Coutee have combined for 1,382 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Cameron Batson has 42 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 97.5 yards per contest, and Demarcus Felton leads the way with 288 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 43.9 points and 532.7 yards per game. Jordyn Brooks leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 43 tackles, Kris Williams has four sacks and Keenon Ward has one interception.
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The TCU Horned Frogs look for some consistency after splitting their last six games and struggling in back-to-back road games. The TCU Horned Frogs have won 15 of their last 17 home games overall. Kenny Hill is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 2,290 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hill has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Taj Williams and John Diarse have combined for 851 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kyle Hicks has 30 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 165.8 yards per contest, and Hicks leads the way with 582 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 30.6 points and 418.9 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 69 tackles, Josh Carraway has 5.5 sacks and Nick Orr has three interceptions.
The Red Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Red Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the home team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
TCU hasn't been impressive this season and has failed to cover in six of its last seven games. Meanwhile, Texas Tech continues to not play a lick of defense, but the Red Raiders have been able to compete and are scoring at ease with Mahomes leading the way. Seriously, if Texas Tech had a slightly better record, Mahomes would be getting some Heisman love. Anyway, last years meeting between these two teams was close and Texas Tech has the offensive firepower to hang around.
Give me the Red Raiders and the points here.