TCU vs Texas Week 13 Free Betting Pick
TCU and Texas will meet for the 87th time on the day after Thanksgiving this year. Texas leads the series by a wide margin, 62-23, with one tie. The teams had been foes in the Southwest Conference but then did not play for several years as the Longhorns went into the Big 12 while the Horned Frogs went into some smaller conferences before entering the Big 12. The Frogs have won the last two meetings by a combined score of 98-17, including a 50-7 thumping in Fort Worth last year. Don’t forget to be on the lookout fore more college football lines by clicking here.
How to Bet on the TCU vs Texas Week 13 Free Betting Pick & TV Info
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Why should you bet on Texas?
Texas will run, run and run, behind Chris Warren III and D’Onta Freeman. They have some choices at quarterback — Tyrone Swoopes to run the ball, Jerrod Heard to serve as the dual threat passer, and the rifle-armed Shane Buechele. The offensive line is still young but should be better than the previous years. If they can get a bit of a passing game, they will start moving the ball. The defense is the big problem, permitting 453 yards per game last year. They still have thin depth on the defensive line, particularly in the interior. Malik Jefferson is the best of a strong linebacking corps.
Why should you put your money on the Horned Frogs?
TCU had an awful year last season in terms of luck. They had a huge rash of injuries, including to their starting quarterback, Trevone Boykin, as well as to the majority of their defense, but they still finished 10-2 in the regular season. They did have a lucky bounce to help them beat Texas Tech and had to roar back from a big deficit to beat mediocre Kansas State. They almost lost to Kansas, one of the worst FBS teams. However, they went into the locker room down 31-0 at halftime in their bowl game against Oregon — and came back to win in overtime. They are replacing their quarterback, their top tailback and wide receivers, and most of their offensive line. If they beat Oklahoma on October 1 this year, they will be the favorite to win the Big 12, which means they will be ready to handle Texas.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Texas will be better than they were last year, but they are running into a TCU system that works, no matter which players are plugged into it. I’m predicting a 34-21 Frog win.