How To Bet TCU at Texas Tech NCAAF Lines & Week 12 Game Info

How To Bet TCU at Texas Tech NCAAF Lines & Week 12 Game Info

Written by on November 15, 2017

TCU’s chances for the College Football Playoff vanished last week in a loss to Oklahoma, but the No. 11 Frogs could still potentially play for the Big 12 title if they avoid another loss. With the College Football odds for Week 12 already out,  Texas Tech is looking to get bowl eligible with a win but is a 7.5-point NCAAF lines underdog.

How To Bet TCU at Texas Tech NCAAF Lines & Week 12 Game Info

When: Saturday, Noon ET Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock TV: Fox Sports 1 Stream: Fox Sports go Radio: KTCU 88.7-FM (TCU) / KTTU-FM 97.3 (Texas Tech) Opening NCAAF Lines: TCU -7.5 (58)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 14°C/57°F
  • Humidity: 20%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 11 mph NNE
  • Cloud Cover: 10%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

College Football Week 12 Betting Odds & SU Picks

Last Meeting

Last year, TCU lost 27-24 in double overtime at home to TTU. Clayton Hatfield kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime, after former Red Raiders QB Patrick Mahomes scrambled 15 yards for a score in the first extra session. It was Texas Tech’s fewest points in a victory since a 20-10 home win over TCU in 2013. Mahomes, now a rookie with the Chiefs, was 24 of 39 for 206 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. TCU’s Kenny Hill was 16 of 29 for 160 yards and is still the Frogs’ QB. Texas Tech holds a 31-25-3 edge over TCU in the all-time series that began with a 28-16 Horned Frogs’ win in Fort Worth in 1926.  TCU is 6-18-3 versus the Red Raiders in Lubbock and 19-13 in Fort Worth.

Latest NCAAF Lines Trends

  • TCU is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games on the road
  • TCU is 8-2 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Texas Christian’s last 5 games
  • Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 15 of Texas Tech’s last 22 games at home

Why Bet On TCU?

TCU has to put last week’s disappointing 38-20 loss at Oklahoma behind it. OU’s No. 1 offense went up against the nation’s sixth-best defensive team in TCU and the Sooners had 533 yards of total offense, the most allowed by TCU this season. TCU had allowed an average of 69.7 rushing yards a game entering the game against Oklahoma. The Sooners gained 200 net yards on the ground. Hill passed for 270 yards for the Horned Frogs but he completed just 13 of 28 passes. TCU entered the game 4-0 against teams it lost to last season. TCU scored for the 316th consecutive game. It’s the nation’s second-longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history. The Horned Frogs haven’t been blanked since Nov. 16, 1991, at Texas (32-0). A victory at Texas Tech and a win over Baylor in the regular-season finale will put TCU in the Dec. 2 Big 12 Championship Game.  TCU is 8-2 or better after 10 games for the third time in four seasons, seventh time in 10 years and 11 times overall in 17 campaigns under head coach Gary Patterson.  TCU is 36-12 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson. TCU’s 42-16 record (.724) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the nation’s third-best mark.  TCU is 16-11 on the road in its Big 12 history.  Seven of TCU’s last 16 Big 12 road games have been decided by seven points or less. The Horned Frogs are 5-2 in those games. Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 8-5 in conference road games decided by seven points or less. TCU’s last trip to Lubbock produced one of its more memorable wins. Aaron Green caught a tipped pass off the fingertips of Josh Doctson, from Trevone Boykin, in the back of the end zone on a 4th-and-goal at the 4 with 23 seconds to play to give the No. 3 Horned Frogs a 55-52 victory.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 34.20
  • Total Yards: 433.80
  • Pass Yards:  244.60
  • Rush Yards: 189.20
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 16.30
  • Total Yards: 309
  • Pass Yards: 226.30
  • Rush Yards: 82.70

Why Bet On Texas Tech?

The Red Raiders (5-5 overall) are looking to become bowl eligible with a victory, and, more importantly, send off their seniors with a win on senior day. TTU comes off a 38-24 win over Baylor. Keke Coutee had Texas Tech’s first game-opening kickoff return for a touchdown since 1973, and the Red Raiders went on to end a four-game losing streak. Tech started fast as Coutee took the opening kickoff back 93 yards to start a Tech game with a touchdown return for the first time since Lawrence Williams against New Mexico in 1973. Nic Shimonek threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns, the eighth time this season the fifth-year senior had multiple TD passes for Tech. Shimonek completed his first 10 passes for the third time this season, and finished 24-of-29 passing. Is Texas Tech a safe bet in Week 12? After forcing four turnovers against Baylor, the Red Raiders are now the Big 12 leader in turnovers gained as Texas Tech has totaled 22 takeaways this season. Tech ranks eighth nationally in the category and second among power-five teams entering this weekend. Texas Tech is now plus-10 in the turnover margin, which ranks 10th nationally and first in the Big 12. The Red Raiders, who have recorded at least one turnover in all 10 games this year, are closing in on the single-season school record of plus-12, which was set during the 1991, 1993 and 1997 campaigns. Coutee is one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award — handed out to the nation’s top wide receiver. Coutee, who is averaging 125.5 all-purpose yards and a touchdown, is the first Red Raider to be named a semifinalist since Jace Amaro advanced the first round of voting back in 2013. This season, Coutee has caught a team-high 71 passes for 1,064 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s averaging 106.4 yards per game — ranking him fifth in the nation. Coutee is ranked fourth in receiving yards, ninth in receiving touchdown and receptions per game.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 38.20
  • Total Yards: 489.90
  • Pass Yards: 343.60
  • Rush Yards: 146.30
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 33.10
  • Total Yards: 453.10
  • Pass Yards: 300
  • Rush Yards: 153.10

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 59
  • First Meeting: October 30th, 1926. Fort Worth Texas
  • Last Meeting: October 29th, 2016. Fort Worth, Texas
  • All-Time Series: Texas Tech Red Raiders 31-25-3
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Texas Tech 63-7 (1985)
  • Longest Win Streak: Texas Tech 6 (1973-1978)
  • Current Win Streak: Texas Tech 1 (2016)

Expert Prediction & NCAAF Pick for Week 12

TCU wins but take those points in the NCAAF lines – it could well be another overtime game.
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