College Football Odds — TCU Horned Frogs at Oklahoma Sooners

It is a virtual guarantee that when the TCU Horned Frogs and Oklahoma Sooners get together, there are going to be a lot of fireworks. They are at it again on Saturday night, starting at 8 PM ET in Norman. That is Sooner territory, and as BetAnySports customers take the game in, they can place wagers in real time as they access the state-of-the-art software that is available through Live Betting Ultra. 

There is quite a bit on the line in this one; both of these teams are ranked in the top ten in the nation. Oklahoma (8-1 SU, 5-4 ATS) is as high as fifth in the Associated Press poll, and seventh with the coaches. TCU, which is also 8-1 straight-up but 6-3 against the college football betting odds, is 8th in the AP poll and ninth in the Coaches’ poll. It would be fair to say that Oklahoma is the team that could get closer to a spot in the Final Four with a victory, as they are fifth in the Playoff Rankings (TCU is #8).
Last year’s meeting provided one of the wildest games of the year, as the Sooners emerged with a 52-46 win in Fort Worth. That game produced over 1000 yards of offense, and Kenny Hill, TCU’s quarterback (and Texas A&M transfer) threw for 449 yards. His stats for the season are not all that gaudy; he has thrown for 2009 yards and 15 touchdowns. He benefits from pretty good ball distribution, and the exploits of Darius Anderson, who has run for 726 yards. Hill has also contributed 236 rushing yards of his own.
Of course, the QB with the huge numbers in this matchup is Oklahoma’s Bake Mayfield, who is almost 72% accurate with a 28-5 ratio of touchdowns to interceptions, and he’s thrown for 3226 yards. He is perhaps the favorite right now for the Heisman Trophy, but what happens in the remaining games is going to make or break him.
Interestingly enough, both of these teams have suffered their only loss to the same opponent (Iowa State).
In the college football betting odds that have been posted on this game by the people at BetAnySports, the Sooners are favored:
 
The winner of this game will be the front-runner in the Big 12, but because the conference will be going to a championship game this season, there is the strong possibility that they will meet again.
Initially, it would appear as if Oklahoma has an overwhelming array of weapons. Mark Andrews, perhaps the nation’s best tight end, is such a key, and in Oklahoma’s scheme, constructed by Lincoln Riley and his staff, he averages almost eighteen yards a catch as he is targeted on 19% of the passes Mayfield throws. No one has gotten more out of his completions as Oklahoma’s gunslinger (16.54-yard average).
The Sooners can run the ball as well, and there is an effective trio of Trey Sermon (568 yards), Rodney Anderson (521 yards) and Abdul Adams (471 yards, 10.2 ypc), but this is going to be their biggest challenge, because no one in the country has surrendered fewer rushing yards per game than the Frogs, who have yielded slightly less than 70 yards per contest.
Even in the pass-happy Big 12, TCU has managed to keep most situations under control, and even though Mayfield has done a good job of staying out of trouble (just 18 sacks), he may not get the balance he’s looking for. Oklahoma’s offense may be #1 in terms of Efficiency in the nation, but the defense doesn’t crack the Top 50, and they are operating with poor opening field position because of that. Meanwhile, TCU’s defense is #2 nationwide in the “Efficiency” metric. And it may be enough for us to take the points.
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