The third-ranked TCU Horned Frogs will look to remain unbeaten when they host a reeling West Virginia Mountaineers team in an intriguing Week 8 Big 12 pairing that is offering a ton of value for NCAA collegiate gridiron gaming enthusiasts every.
A Closer Look At The West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs College Football Week 9 Odds & Betting Preview
What: West Virginia Mountaineers (3-3) at No.5 TCU Horned Frogs (7-0)
When: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Kickoff: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Fort Worth, TX
Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium
Weather: 75° F | More Sun than Clouds
Spread: TCU -14
Moneyline: West Virginia +430 vs TCU -560
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Bet The West Virginia Mountaineers at +14 Because…
The last 3 games between these two were decided by two overtimes and a FG as time expired
West Virginia (3-3 SU, 2-4 ATS) has lost three straight games against nationally-ranked Big 12 rivals, including a 62-38 beat-down at the hands of high-scoring Baylor two weeks ago.
Quarterback Skyler Howard was limited to 18 for 37 passing though he did toss an impressive four touchdown passes and just one pick in the loss. Unfortunately, Howard has also been sacked a whopping 19 times this season to tie for the conference lead heading into Week 8.
The good news is that West Virginia has racked up a Big-12 best 13 interceptions, although keeping TCU’s Trevone Boykin figures to be their toughest task so far. Unfortunately, West Virginia was repeatedly burned by Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman for 10 catches for 199 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
"He’s the best player in college football," West Virginia coach Dana Holgersen said. "You can put me on record for that. Corey Coleman is the best football player in the country."
Bet The TCU Horned Frogs at -14 because…
The Mountaineers depleted secondary won’t stope Boykin to Doctson connection. The WR leads the nation with an average of 152.4 yards receiving and has 11 TDs in his last five games.
Texas Christian (7-0 SU, 3-4 ATS) remained unbeaten by rolling all over Iowa State 45-21 in its Week 7 matchup while covering the spread as a 20.5-point road favorite.
"We didn’t do anything we haven’t done in the past," head coach Gary Patterson said of the defense. "I think because of our size, we have to move more. Whatever it takes to win ballgames."
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 20, 2015
Quarterback Trevone Boykin continued his chase for the Heisman Trophy award by completing 27 of 32 passes for 436 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 74 yards on the ground and an additional score.
"He was certainly showing off his legs tonight," Iowa State coach Paul Rhodes said. "You’ve got to be ready for it."
Boykin hooked up with a whopping 10 different receivers in the game, with seven of them catching two or more passes, including Josh Doctson who hauled in 10 passes for 190 yards and two scores.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
A whopping 69 percent of public bettors likes TCU to cover the spread as two-touchdown home favorites and so do I , seeing as how the Horned Frogs have scored 45 points or more in each of their last six games and West Virginia has been smacked around pretty good in each of their last three losses.
Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and a discouraging 1-5 ATS in their last six conference games.
TCU, on the other hand, has gone 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and a bankroll-boosting 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games following a bye week.
With the Horned Frogs also going 11-4 ATS in their last 15 conference games and an encouraging 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall, I say play Trevone Boykin and company to win and cash in with room to spare!