6* National TV Annihilator (ESPN) on TCU -3

6* National TV Annihilator (ESPN) on TCU -3

TCU vs. Texas Tech, 09/12/2013 19:30 EDT, Score: 10 - 20

Point Spread: -3/-110 TCU

Sportsbook: Bovada

Result: Loss

6* National TV Annihilator (ESPN) on TCU -3
The Key: I expect this experienced TCU team, which returns 16 starters, to avenge last season's triple-overtime loss to Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are 2-0 and have put up gaudy numbers, but they take a big step up in competition tonight. I don't see walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield being nearly as effective against a TCU stop unit that brings back 9 starters. Casey Pachall is out, but Trevone Boykin gained valuable experience last season and has actually been the better signal caller through the first two games of this season. He threw for a career-best 332 yards and four TDs against Texas Tech last season so he has proven he can torch the Red Raiders. TCU actually dominated last season's meeting, outgaining the Red Raiders 516-389. The difference was turnovers. TCU has a +2 turnover margin through the first two games while Texas Tech has a -2 so I don't expect the Red Raiders to dominate the takeaway battle again. The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Lay the points.


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