It follows that Ohio State’s performance without suspended head coach Urban Meyer would create worry. Yet so far Brutus the Buckeye has covered the Bet on College Football line in both games. More emphatically OSU’s play is a direct reflection on Meyer’s superior recruiting. Decidedly strong is the Buckeyes roster and depth. Balanced against that is Saturday’s matchup at Jerry Jones’s palatial palace of football. TCU provides stronger opposition at the Dallas Cowboys home park. Not withstanding inconsistent offense, the Horned Frogs flash a stout defense. Though this may be true TCU must improve offensively to stand a chance.
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Date and Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:
|Ohio State||-12½ (-110)||60 (-110)|
|TCU||+12½ (-110)||60 (-110)|
Buckeyes vs. Horned Frogs TV Coverage: ABC
Ohio State Buckeyes
Compared to most programs Ohio State is a bet on College Football Behemoth. Indeed, players and coaches come and go yet the dominance continues. Admittedly last week the Buckeyes were playing a badly outmanned Rutgers team. The outcome was never in doubt in the 52-3 OSU payout. As an illustration of their superiority Brutus had a 32-12 first down advantage. Furthermore, they blasted RU for a 579-134 total yards advantage. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins continues the lineage of top shelf passing since Meyer took over. Consider his 20/23 233-yard performance with four touchdowns.
Any doubts about Meyer’s absence hurting the Buckeyes have been squashed so far. Encompassing that is Ohio State’s national rankings of second for scoring offense and 17th for total defense. By contrast TCU ranks 14th for both scoring offense and scoring defense.
TCU Horned Frogs
Gary Patterson has proven to be the perfect head coach fit at TCU. In the same way he has earned the trust of Horned Frog Fans in his 19 seasons on the job. To exemplify TCU has finished in the top ten of the final national rankings six times since 2008. Correlate three double digit win seasons in the past four years.
Odds to Consider
By contrast TCU was impressive as well in a 42-14 payout at SMU. The Horned Frogs outgained the Mustangs 393-242. Compared to Haskins TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson was rather pedestrian. To summarize Robinson was 15/28 for 146 yards with a TD and a pick.
Team vs. Team
Ohio State has been a solid sportsbook value in away games. To be exact the Buckeyes have paid in eight of their last 13 away from home. Eight of their last 10 away games soared over the number. Likewise, Brutus has been a strong road chalk. OSU is 8-5 vs. the line laying points away from The Shoe. Their last five in that situation also went over. Balanced against that is TCU’s record of 3-4 vs. the odds as dogs. Additionally, three of their last four as pups went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Above all the public will bet on College Football with Ohio State. An opposing view would be to fade the masses with a good TCU team. Definitely the Bucks will command a top price. On this occasion they will also get a national prime time audience. Of major concern is TCU’s subpar numbers covering as a dog. Most important of all is Haskins bests Robinson matchup wise at quarterback.
Ohio State vs. TCU Bet on College Football Picks
In conclusion Ohio State is deeper and rolling. Most of all Haskins is the difference maker.
Ohio State vs. TCU Bet on College Football Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State vs. TCU Bet on College Football Score Prediction: Buckeyes 41, Horned Frogs 17
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