Texas Vs TCU Line & Expert PickNoah Williams
Can No. 10 TCU Rebound from First Loss to Cover Chalk Against Visiting Texas in Week 10 Big 12 Battle?
Simple and plain, No. 10 TCU will look to rebound from their first loss of the season last weekend to beat Texas and keep their hat in the ring as a possible four-team College Football Playoff participant this season. The Week 10 college football line favors TCU by a touchdown over Texas.
TCU will host Texas at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday night at 7:15 PM ET with this matchup airing live on ESPN. If you want to know whether the Horned Frogs will cover the chalk as touchdown home favorites, let’s find out right now!
Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs Line & Expert Pick
Texas Longhorns (4-4) at TCU Horned Frogs (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 7:15 PM ET
Where: Amon Carter Stadium
Stream: Watch ESPN
Line: TCU Horned Frogs -7
The Longhorns will be looking for a huge road win in this contest after snapping their modest two-game losing streak after smacking Baylor around in their 38-7 blowout last weekend. Texas simply overpowered the Bears by rushing for 171 yards and getting three rushing touchdowns from a trio of players including backup quarterback Shane Buechele who passed for 256 yards with one TD and one pick in the absence of starter Sam Ehlinger. The Longhorns were without their blossoming freshman signal-caller after he suffered a concussion in Texas’ Week 8 overtime loss against Oklahoma State, but they didn’t need him last weekend as they limited Baylor to a pitiful 31 rushing yards while forcing three turnovers.
TCU ended up on the wrong end of a humbling 14-7 loss against streaking Iowa State last weekend as quarterback Kenny Hill had his first bad game of the season by passing for just 135 yards while tossing two interceptions and no touchdowns. Still, heading into Week 10, Hill is completing a blistering 67.8 percent of his passes for 1,863 yards with 15 touchdowns and a modest five interceptions. The Horned Frogs actually outgained Iowa State 307-255yards in total offense, but they couldn’t;t find the end zone when they needed to and suffered from three turnovers.
There’s a reason why 61 percent of the betting public like the Horned Frogs in Week 10 against Texas and it’s because they are the better team on both sides of the ball. TCU averages 37.3 points per game to Texas’ 31.3 points per contest. Defensively, the Horned Frogs are elite in limiting their opponents to just 14.8 points per contest to rank a stellar eighth nationally while the Longhorns are solid in giving up just 21.0 points per game, but certainly not elite like TCU is on that side of the ball.
The Longhorns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and a near-perfect 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall, but TCU has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in the month of November and is the better team in all three phases of this contest. I like the Horned Frogs to win by double digits to cover the chalk!
Pick: TCU -7