3* NCAAF Thanksgiving SMASH on Texas -7

3* NCAAF Thanksgiving SMASH on Texas -7

TCU vs. Texas, 11/22/2012 19:30 EDT, Score: 20 - 13

Point Spread: -7/-115 Texas

Sportsbook: BookMaker

Result: Loss

3* NCAAF Thanksgiving SMASH on Texas -7
The Longhorns have rebounded from losses to West Virginia and Oklahoma to win each of their last four games. They covered the spread in their last two victories with a nine-point win at Texas Tech and a 26-point win over Iowa State.

It has been a good time to back Texas when it is at home and has momentum on its side following multiple wins against conference opponents. In fact, it is on a 13-4 against the spread run in home games when checking in with three consecutive victories over conference foes. It has won by an average score of 43.8 to 17.2 in this situation.

TCU’s first season in the Big 12 hasn’t gone as well as it had hoped. The Horned Frogs are just 3-4 straight up and 2-5 against the spread in conference games.

The Texas offense is balanced and explosive. It ranks 13th in the country in scoring with 39.6 points per game and 30th in total offense with 457.9 yards per game. It averages 261.1 of those yards through the air and 196.8 of them on the ground.

The Texas passing attack poses problems for a TCU defense that ranks 51st in the country against the pass with 227.9 yards allowed per game.

The Longhorns have been a solid bet at home late in the season during Mack Brown’s tenure. In fact, they are 17-8 against the spread in home games in the month of November under his watch. They have won these by an average score of 40.0 to 17.9.

Texas has won each of the past four meetings in the series by an average of 16.5 points. Each of these wins came by at least eight points.


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