The explosive TCU Horned Frogs almost certainly won’t have any trouble beating the SMU Mustangs when they face off in their Week 4 matchup on Saturday. The big question college football bettors need to know is whether or not the Horned Frogs can cover the week 4 college football spread as three-touchdown-plus road favorites.
Let’s find out now!
Can Explosive TCU Cover Huge Spread at SMU?
What: TCU Horned Frogs (2-1) at SMU Mustangs (2-1)
When: Friday, September 23, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Dallas, TX
Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Spread: TCU -23
Moneyline: TCU -2300 vs +1350
Game Total: 65.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: TCU vs SMU
Bet The TCU Horned Frogs at -23 Because…
TCU completely manhandled Iowa State in their 41-20 Week 3 win on Saturday despite failing to cover the spread as a 24.5-point home favorite.
Quarterback Kenny Hill completed 19 of 30 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown while rushing five times for 28 yards and another score.
Running back Kyle Hicks rushed 12 times for 117 yards and one score and the Horned Frogs played turnover-free football throughout. The bad news is that TCU is allowing a whopping 34 points and 406.3 yards per game.
Bet The SMU Mustangs at +23 Because…
SMU is coming off a solid 29-14 win over Liberty in Week 3 while narrowly covering the spread as a 14-point home favorite. Quarterback Ben Hicks completed 19 of 32 passes for 209 yards, but failed to throw a touchdown while tossing two interceptions.
Fortunately, running back Braeden West had a stellar game by rushing 24 times for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, SMU intercepted four passes in the win against their overmatched opponents.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Horned Frogs are the easy pick to win – and cover the ATS betting line!
TCU has gone 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record, but the Horned Frogs are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings against SMU.
I think the Mustangs will try t run as much clock as possible with their powerful rushing attack to keep the final score just inside the 23-point spread.
I like TCU signal-caller Kenny Hill, but he’s certainly no Trevone Boykin and TCU isn’t nearly as explosive as they have been the past two or three seasons.