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College Football Week 1 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 30, 2013

College Football Week 1 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. TCU Horned Frogs

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    The LSU Tigers have won all 31 of their non-conference regular-season games under head coach Les Miles, which is important to consider when making your college football picks on Saturday as they take on the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Tigers are four-point favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 50 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Sports betting stats provided by SBR Forum 

LSU Tigers

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    The LSU Tigers have won a school-record 10 consecutive season-openers, including all eight under the direction of Les Miles.

    College football handicappers will find that the Tigers are 3-1 straight up and against the spread as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points over the last two seasons.  

TCU Horned Frogs

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    The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-10 against ranked opponents under head coach Gary Patterson, including a victory in his only opportunity versus an SEC foe in that situation.

    Sports bettors will find that the Horned Frogs are 3-3 against the spread as underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points since 2011.  

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the LSU Tigers, as the TCU Horned Frogs have failed to cover the number in their last three games on a neutral field.

    College Football Pick: LSU Tigers -4 

     

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