Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Christian Horned Frogs Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 5th 2022

Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth
Logo Texas Tech Red Raiders
VS
Logo Texas Christian Horned Frogs
69.5
OPENER
-10.5

70.5o -105
CURRENT
-8 -110

+224
MONEYLINE
-281

24
SCORE
34

It’s a Texas-sized Big 12 match-up when the Texas Tech Red Raiders visit Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, to play the #7 TCU Horned Frogs. These two teams score and have a tendency to give up a lot of points per game this season. Fans of these two schools should expect a back-and-forth affair with plenty of scoring.

Coverage for this match-up is expected to begin at 12:00 PM on Saturday between these two Texas rivals.

Texas Tech vs. TCU Betting Lines

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Texas Tech (+260) vs. TCU (-320)

SPREAD: Texas Tech +8.5 (-110) vs. TCU -8.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 69.5 (-105) vs. Under 69.5 (-115)

Texas Tech vs. TCU Preview, Stats and Trends

Texas Tech currently finds itself with a 4-4 record overall. They are 4-1 at home this season, but a disappointing 0-3 on the road. In each of their three road losses, they have been defeated by at least nine points or more. They have to learn how to protect the football when playing away from their home stadium.

Quarterback Donovan Smith has a total of 1505 yards passing with 12 touchdowns. Unfortunately for Texas Tech, Smith also has eight interceptions to his name. If the Red Raiders want to compete in this game, Smith must protect the football and give his team a chance to win on Saturday.

Currently, the Horned Frogs of TCU are 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12 conference. This team is deep in every position and is fighting to get national recognition with every game. This week 10 match-up against Texas Tech is another chance for this top-five offense to prove itself. TCU is averaging 44.3 points per game this season and their offensive production has been the driving force of their conference domination.

TCU’s quarterback Max Duggan has been stellar all season long. He has a total of 2212 yards passing with 22 touchdowns and just two interceptions on the season. Duggan has played himself into the conversation to be the best quarterback in the country. If he can continue his high-quality performance, the Horned Frogs will once again win a Big 12 game.

Texas Tech vs. TCU Predictions

Overall the offenses for both of these teams will be key in this contest. The determining factor to which team will win will be the ability to control and protect the football. At home, TCU feels unbeatable, while Texas Tech is winless on the road.

TCU has also had better play from the QB position this season. TCU scores touchdowns and protects the football, while Texas Tech scores, but may turn the ball over. Simply due to the protection of the football, TCU will win this game.

Final Score: 41-28 (TCU)

EXTRA POINTS

1. TCU is 6-1-1 against the spread.

2. Texas Tech is 4-4 against the spread.

3. TCU is averaging 518 yards of offense per game this season.

Best Bet: TCU -8.5 (-110)

PREDICTION
Texas Tech Red Raiders
31
39
Texas Christian Horned Frogs
PREDICTION
Texas Tech Red Raiders
31
39
Texas Christian Horned Frogs

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Christian Horned Frogs

A strong running game and solid defense were the key ingredients for TCU in a 34-18 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday in Big 12 play at Fort Worth, Texas.

The Horned Frogs shrugged off a lethargic first-half performance to pull away late with a long, grinding drive to open the third quarter and used two big-play runs that stretched the lead and then nailed down the victory.

TCU (3-3, 3-3 Big 12) rushed for 270 yards, sacked Red Raiders quarterback Henry Colombi five times and limited Texas Tech to 311 total yards -- only 77 on the ground. Nine Red Raiders' possessions went three-and-out.

Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan rushed for 154 yards and accounted for the two big plays, the first on a 48-yard draw play late in the third quarter when he split two defenders at the line of scrimmage and darted the distance untouched to give his team a 27-10 lead. He later added an 81-yard touchdown run.

Leading 10-3 at halftime after neither team could move the ball, the Horned Frogs expanded their advantage with a 12-play, 89-yard touchdown drive to open the third quarter. Quentin Johnson scored on a 2-yard run, the last of TCU's 82 rushing yards on the drive.

Texas Tech (2-5, 1-5) pulled within 17-10 when Colombi floated a pass to Ja'Lynn Polk, who snared the ball as his defender fell down, then raced the rest of the way for a 60-yard score.

The Red Raiders later trailed by 17 before Erik Ezukanma broke free behind the TCU secondary and Colombi launched an on-target throw for a 57-yard score. A successful two-point run closed the gap to 27-18, but that was as close as Texas Tech got.

Texas Tech got the ball back with 4:56 left in the game after TCU didn't convert a fourth down, and the Raiders were on the move to the Frogs' 19. But a dubious second-down 37-yard field-goal attempt went wide left, giving TCU the ball back with 2:44 on the clock.

Duggan provided the exclamation point when he rambled 81 yards on a keeper on the second play.

--Field Level Media

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