Oklahoma Sooners vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Oklahoma NCAA Football Betting Favorite to Jumpstart Season at TCU

The Oklahoma Sooners have had two weeks to stew over their 48-45 loss to Texas.  Correlate that NCAA Football Betting failure that caused defensive coordinator Mike Stoops to be fired.  Certainly, Stoops has presided over a leaky defense for many years.  However, the question now is whether or not Ruffin McNeil can coach the unit up to even an average level.  Meanwhile the TCU Horned Frogs have their own list of problems.  Owing to a 17-14 home loss to Texas Tech does TCU have little margin for error.  In view of an inconsistent offense do the Frogs face extinction.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Date and Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, noon ET

Location:  Amon G. Carter Stadium, Forth Worth, Texas

NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Oklahoma-8 (-110)61 (-110)
TCU+8 (-110)61 (-110)
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Oklahoma vs. TCU TV Coverage: ABC

TCU Horned Frogs

TCU’s has a record of 3-3 straight up and 2-4 against the spread.  Additionally, the Horned Frogs have gone under the total in four out of six games.  Correlate an offense that ranks 71st in the nation for scoring.  At the same time the TCU defense is ranked 15th overall in the country.  Thus, the frustration of having those defensive efforts wasted.  But against Oklahoma there could be potential openings for their lethargic offense.

Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma is 5-1 straight up but just 2-4 vs. the line with five of their games going over the total.  Extending the Sooner’s challenges is a defense ranked 97th in the country overall.  Indeed, Stoops had plenty of time to fix the unit but never did.  If McNeil can get the unit ranked in the middle of the pack that could be enough to get OU over the top.  Fashion the Sooners offense that ranks ninth in the nation overall.

Kyler Murray

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will be far and away the best player on the field.  Murray has a 227.8 quarterback rating with a 21/3 touchdown to interception ratio.  At the same time Murray is the Sooner’s leading rusher averaging 6.6 yards per carry.

Stats to Consider

Oklahoma has been a terrible NCAA Football betting value as a road favorite.  For example, the Sooners have lost six of their last seven laying points on the road.  Nine of OU’s last 11 as road chalks went over the total.  Counter to that is the Horned Frogs betting value as a home dog.  TCU has covered 10 of their last 15 as home dogs with three of their last four in that role going over the total.

Team vs Team

Oklahoma has won and covered their last three online wagering matchups against TCU.  And six of the last eight in this series have gone under the total.  In the same way the Sooners have paid in two of their last three visits to TCU.  The last two in this series at Amon G. Carter Stadium went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

By reason of their two week break and new defensive coordinator Oklahoma is on a season relaunch.  In this NCAA Football Betting matchup Murray is the difference.  Additionally, the Sooners have the motivational intangible advantage.

Oklahoma vs. TCU NCAA Football Betting

TCU lacks the offensive ability to take advantage of Oklahoma.  Equally important they won’t be able to keep pace with Kyler Murray.

Oklahoma vs. TCU NCAA Football Betting Pick: Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma vs. TCU NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Oklahoma 42, TCU 17

Catch Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley discussing the change of defensive coordinators.

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