TCU vs. Oklahoma State - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-5) at TCU Horned Frogs (5-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs meet in a Big 12 conference college football matchup from Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to finish their regular season on a high note after losing 5 of their last 8 games, but took a step in the right direction with a 45-41 win over West Virginia in their last outing. Taylor Cornelius has thrown for 3,456 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on 61% passing while Justice Hill has rushed for 930 yards and 9 touchdowns and Chuba Hubbard has added 553 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs this season. Tylan Wallace leads OK State with 75 catches for 1,334 yards and 11 touchdowns while Tyron Johnson has 672 receiving yards and 5 TDs and Dillon Stoner has 505 receiving yards this season. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 519.1 yards of total offense and 39.7 points per game this season.
The TCU Horned Frogs need a win here to secure bowl eligibility after losing 6 of their last 9 games but took a step to reverse their fortunes after a 16-9 win over Baylor in their last outing. Michael Collins has thrown for 1,059 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 56.4% passing this season while Darius Anderson leads TCU in rushing with 598 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Jalen Reagor leads TCU with 63 catches for 962 yards and 8 touchdowns while KaVontae Turpin has 410 receiving yards this season. As a team, TCU is averaging 370.2 yards of total offense and 24.1 points per game this season.
Oklahoma State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing home record while the over is 23-9 in their last 32 conference games. TCU is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 home games while the under is 22-8 in their last 30 conference games.
TCU has had to resort to starting their 3rd string quarterback for this game, and I'm not sure how much I like the Horned Frogs' chances in that respect. I don't know that TCU's ground attack is that dominant that it can carry the load for the Horned Frogs, and if the run game can't get going, I genuinely don't trust the Horned Frogs with their 3rd stringer slinging the football. I'll side with the team with less question marks and lay the points with Oklahoma State here.