November 6, 2008

TCU at Utah Pick and Preview

College Football Betting Preview
TCU (9-1) at Utah (9-0)
Thursday, 8:00 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: TCU  - 1.5 , Total  43.5

The biggest matchup of the season for teams outside BCS conferences takes place on Saturday as #8 Utah hosts #12 TCU.  Only one team outside of the BCS is guaranteed a spot in the BCS bowl games if they are in the top 12 in the country so the loser of this game is out. “You always want to play in the big arena,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “Utah is a good football team – lot better at home. We’ve got a lot of work to do. We have to get everyone healed up and ready to go.”

SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking TCU on the Road.

 

Utah has won nine straight games at home.  They have two games left after Thursday’s matchup with TCU.  They go to San Diego State and then host BYU.  The Horned Frogs play only one more game in the regular season as they are home against Air Force.  Thursday’s game between TCU and Utah could be low scoring considering TCU is third in the country in scoring defense and second in total defense.  TCU’s only loss of the season came against Oklahoma and since that loss they have won their next five games by an average of 28.4 points per game.

 

TCU has lost four of its last five meetings with Utah.  Here are more College Football betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Horned Frogs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Horned Frogs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 conference games. The Horned Frogs are 13-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

 

The Utes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Utes are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The Utes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.

SBG Global Current Line: TCU  - 2 , Total  43.5

 

The Under is 4-1 in the Horned Frogs last 5 Thursday games. The Over is 6-2 in the Horned Frogs last 8 games in November. The Over is 8-1 in the Utes last 9 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Utes last 5 conference games. The Over is 22-8 in the Utes last 30 home games. The Over is 9-4 in the Utes last 13 games in November.

 

Pick: Under 43.5 2 out of 5 units

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