Texas Tech vs. TCU - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (8-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The TCU Horned Frogs and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday in college football action at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The TCU Horned Frogs look for their ninth victory of the season to remain in the Big 12 title conversation. The TCU Horned Frogs have won five of their last seven road games. Kenny Hill is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,279 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Hill has one touchdown pass and two interceptions in his last three games. John Diars and KaVontae Turpin have combined for 783 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jalen Reagor has 20 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 189.2 yards per contest, and Darius Anderson leads the way with 768 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 16.3 points and 309 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 83 tackles, Ben Banogu has 6.5 sacks and Nick Orr has two interceptions.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for back-to-back victories to reach a bowl game for the second time in three years. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost three straight home games. Nic Shimonek is completing 70 percent of his passes for 3,314 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Shimonek has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Keke Coutee and Dylan Cantrell have combined for 1,787 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Cameron Batson has 52 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 146.3 yards per contest, and Tre King leads the way with 571 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 33.1 points and 453.1 yards per game. Dakota Allen leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 73 tackles, Eli Howard has 4.5 sacks and Justus Parker has three interceptions.
The Horned Frogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Texas Tech, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
TCU has laid an egg the last two times its gone on the road this season and now what once looked like possible playoffs has turned into just finishing the season strong and ending up in a good bowl game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have struggled big time in the second half of the season, but one thing they have been able to do is score points. That could be a problem if the Red Raiders are getting in the end zone and Hill continues to come up short for TCU. The Red Raiders beat TCU last year, and this is the last home game for Texas Tech, so guys will want to get the job done for their seniors. I honestly wouldn't be shocked if TCU lost this game outright, so give me my free touchdown with the hook.