Oklahoma Vs TCU Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
Preseason CFB Playoff darling Oklahoma may now be unranked after dropping two of their first three games this season, but the Sooners will look to hold on to their slim hopes for a Big 12 title by pulling off the upset over the 21st-ranked TCU Horned Frogs when the two rivals square off on Saturday.
The Week 5 college football spread favors Oklahoma by 3.5-points to beat TCU. Now, let’s find out if the Sooners have what it takes to pull off the outright upset as a shocking road favorite.
Oklahoma Sooners Vs TCU Horned Frogs Spread & ATS Pick
What: Oklahoma Sooners (1-2) at No. 21 TCU Horned Frogs (3-1)
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Start Time: 5:00 PM ET
Where: Ann Arbor, MI
Where: Fort Worth, TX
Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium
Spread: Oklahoma -3.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma -170 vs TCU +150
Game Total: 69.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
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The Sooners had a bye in Week 4, but suffered a dismal 45-24 loss against Ohio State as a 1.5-point underdog in Week 3 that dropped them to 1-2 on the season.
For the season, quarterback Baker Mayfield is completing an impressive 64.7 percent of his passes for 793 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Mayfield has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games.
The Sooners’ powerful rushing attack is averaging 178.3 yards per contest, but the Sooners are ranked a pitiful 93rd nationally in points allowed (31.7 ppg). Oklahoma has won 12 of its last 16 games but is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games.
TCU pounded the snot out of SMU in its emphatic 33-3 Week 4 win while covering the spread as a 21.5-point road favorite as quarterback Kenny Hill completed 31 of 45 passes for 452 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver John Diarse caught six passes for 139 yards and one score in the win
For the season, Hill is completing a blistering 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,487 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. The Horned Frogs are ranked 65th in points allowed (26.3 ppg).
Texas Christian has won 22 of their last 25 games outright while going 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games at home.
How To Bet Oklahoma Vs TCU
Maybe it’s me, but I’m still trying to figure out why Oklahoma is favored in this contest, seeing as how the Sooners’ defense almost literally can’t stop running water.
While Oklahoma has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven conference games, the Sooners are also 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall while TCU has gone 7-1 ATS in their last eight games in the month of October and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Sooners.
While Oklahoma has had an extra week to prepare for this game, but TCU has extra time after playing on Thursday night. With that said, I just don’t see the Sooners getting the road upset over a TCU team that I still improving as first-year starter Kenny Hill continues his maturation under center.
TCU wins outright to cover the college football betting line!