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College Football Week 3 Picks: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Jeff GrantContributor INovember 26, 2016

College Football Week 3 Picks: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for a career-high 332 yards in last year's meeting against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, which is important to consider when making your Week 3 college football picks Thursday, as the two teams face off at Jones AT&T Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Horned Frogs are three-point road favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 65 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

TCU Horned Frogs

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    The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-1 straight up and 0-2 against the spread during the 2013 season, as they come off a 38-17 victory over Southeastern Louisiana as 40-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Horned Frogs have failed to cover the number in four of their last six opportunities as road favorites of three points or less.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    The Texas Tech Red Raiders have scored 102 combined points in winning their first two games, as they look to improve upon their 12-5 all-time record in Big 12 Conference openers.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Red Raiders are 5-7 against the spread as underdogs, with the OVER going 9-3 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the TCU Horned Frogs, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders are 0-5 against the spread in their last five conference affairs.

    College Football Pick: TCU Horned Frogs -3

     

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