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TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs Betting Odds & Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs

The 2018 NCAA football betting season has officially been hailed in. The year’s college football action will resume this Friday with an intriguing TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs pairing. The Horned Frogs kicked the season off on the right foot by picking up a Week 1 victory. The Mustangs on the other hand, struggled out of the gate and will be looking to make up for lost ground this Friday. Which team are sports betting sites pegging as the betting favorite?

TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs – Friday, September 7th

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
TCU -21½ (-110)   -1600
SMU +21½ (-110) +1050
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TCU Horned Frogs   

The Horned Frogs finished last year’s action with an 11-3 record that saw them pegged as the 2nd best team in the Big 12. This time around, the Horned Frogs are hopeful they’ll be able to make the jump up to No. 1. TCU got started on that pilgrimage right away by picking in the teeth of the Southern Jaguars 55-7. Most impressive on the day was quarterback Shawn Robinson who tore the Jaguars both threw the air and on the ground. Considering that the Mustangs allowed 529 total yards of offense in their 2018 debut, it’s safe to say that Robinson is poised to have another breakout game this weekend. Ultimately the odds are favoring the Horned Frogs heavily in this one and rightfully so.

Players to Watch: Shawn Robinson (182 passing yards, 3 TD, 0 INT), Shawn Robinson (45 rushing yards, 2 TD, 22.5 AVG), and TreVontae Hights (57 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 REC).

SMU Mustangs       

The Mustangs are coming off a successful 7-6 season and will be looking to build on that success in 2018. Unfortunately, the program didn’t exactly get the start it was hoping for as their Week 1 matchup ended in a 23-46 loss. Luckily for SMU, the Mustangs have won 8 of their last 13 home games. This should give them the motivation needed to avoid a 0-2 start. However, after such a poor defensive outing, there’s no home field advantage than can turn the tables on SMU’s chances this weekend. Undoubtedly, the Mustangs’ biggest weakness is through the air. After all, they gave up 461 passing yards to just 68 rushing yards this past weekend.

Players to Watch: Ben Hicks (252 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT), Braeden West (26 rushing yards, 1 TD, 3.3 AVG), and Braeden West (86 receiving yards, 1 TD, 3 REC).

TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Christian’s last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Texas Christian is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodist
  • Texas Christian is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist’s last 6 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs matchup? All things considered, TCU is the only way to go here. However, taking them straight up isn’t offering much. With that in mind, it’s clear the spread is the best option in this one. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 48-10 TCU.

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