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TCU vs. Texas Tech - 10/11/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-2) at TCU Horned Frogs (3-2)
Date & Time Thursday October 11, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -8.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-2) at TCU Horned Frogs (3-2)
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs will be meeting up at Amon G. Carter Stadium in college football activity on Thursday. 

Texas Tech comes into this one with a 3-2 record so far. The Raiders fell to Mississippi in the opener 47-27 before rolling through Lamar 77-0, Houston 63-49 and Oklahoma State 41-17. Texas Tech fell to West Virginia 42-34 in their last appearance. 

In that WVU game, Raiders QBs Jett Duffey and Alan Bowman combined for two touchdowns and three picks, while Duffey also led the team with 86 rush yards and a TD. Antoine Wesley led the Texas Tech receivers on 110 yards with one TD from eight grabs. 

As for TCU, they’re currently 3-2 on the season as well. The Frogs took out Southern U 55-7 and SMU 42-12 to open it up, then fell to Ohio State 40-28 and Texas 31-16 before taking out Iowa State in their most recent game. 

In the Iowa State matchup, TCU QB Shawn Robinson logged 182 yards with one TD and one pick, and Sewo Olonilua managed 66 yards to lead the rush. Frogs receiver Jalen Reagor had six catches for 67 yards for the top spot on the team. 

The Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 following an ATS loss. Texas Tech is also 1-5 ATS in their last six on grass and the over is 5-1 in their last six overall. 

Meanwhile, the Frogs are 2-6 ATS in their last eight in October and 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall. TCU is also 1-5 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four conference games. 

Aside from their opener, Texas Tech has been very competitive in all of their games, even pulling off that awesome upset of OK State a couple weeks back. The Raiders now have the confidence that they can put up points on just about anyone, which is a good feeling to have. 

As for TCU, they should have a similar confidence, as they’ve taken care of business in the games they “should” win, and have avoided being blown out in their matchups against power schools. 

This should be a fun game, but with Texas Tech’s offensive capabilities I’m leaning toward them for the cover.

Texas Tech Red Raiders +8.5

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