Cowboys Stadium Gets the Sports Betting Spotlight

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting college football action will get the spotlight on Saturday, September 4th as Cowboys Stadium plays host as TCU battles Oregon State.

The game should be a good one and will have national sportsbetting attention since it will be televised on ESPN.

Sports betting lines will likely have TCU as a slight favorite since they will be considered the home team and have the edge in fans.  The game will be the first-ever meeting between Oregon State and TCU.  The Horned Frogs were 12-1 last season and played in the Fiesta Bowl.  Normally TCU plays its home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium, which seats 44,008. Cowboys Stadium can hold well over 80,000. 

TCU has an interesting non-conference schedule in 2010.  They face Oregon State and also play SMU in September.  That will also be a game that can be seen on ESPN on Friday, September 24th.  Other non-conference games for the Horned Frogs have them playing Tennessee Tech and Baylor.  TCU has been very good against non-conference opponents in recent seasons. They are 13-3 in their last 16 games out of the conference.

TCU was 8-5 last season against the sportsbetting odds. They did far better on the road as they went 5-1 against the spread.  At home they were just 3-4 vs. the sports betting college football odds.  TCU lost in the Fiesta Bowl to Boise State as a 7-point favorite.  The Horned Frogs had the number one ranked defense in terms of yards allowed. They were 7th in the country in yards per game and they were 5th in points scored.

Oregon State was 8-5 last season and 7-5 against the college football point spread. Oregon State was similar to TCU in that they were far more success in road games than they were at home a year ago. The Beavers were blown out in their bowl game as they lost to BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl.  Oregon State was 34th in the country in yards per game while their defense was 46th best.  Jaquizz Rodgers led the team in rushing and in touchdowns last season.  Sean Canfield was the passing leader for Oregon State a year ago as he threw for more than 3,200 yards.

The matchup between Oregon State and TCU should be a good one and a great way to begin the 2010 college football season.