The Oklahoma Sooners will try to ride the momentum from their victory over Red River rival Texas when they travel to Fort Worth to face the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium. After losing back-to-back regular season games for the first time since the 1999 season, the Sooners (2-2) rebounded with a 53-45, four-overtime victory over the Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 10. On Saturday the Sooners will face a 1-2 TCU team that has lost both of its home games (to Iowa State and Kansas State) but won its lone road game (at Texas).
Kickoff between the Sooners and Horned Frogs is set for noon ET. William Hill pegs the Sooners as 6.5-point favorites in the latest Oklahoma vs. TCU odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 59.5. Before making any TCU vs. Oklahoma picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Oklahoma vs. TCU spread: Sooners -6.5
- Oklahoma vs. TCU over-under: 59.5 points
- Oklahoma vs. TCU money line: Sooners -240, Wildcats +200
- OU: QB Spencer Rattler ranks sixth in the country in completion percentage (71.3).
- TCU: QB Max Duggan also leads the team in rushing yards (132).
Why Oklahoma can cover
Oklahoma traditionally has thrived in the game after playing Texas. The Sooners have won 20 of their last 21 games immediately following their regular season matchup against the Longhorns. The lone loss during the stretch -- to Kansas State in Norman in 2014 -- was by one point (31-30).
In addition, Oklahoma has a talented quarterback in Spencer Rattler. The redshirt freshman from Phoenix, who was the consensus No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country in 2019, ranks first nationally among freshmen in total offense (313.3 yards per game), passing yards (296.5 per game) and passing touchdowns (13). He has thrown for at least two touchdowns in all four
games, at least three touchdowns in three games and for four touchdowns in the Missouri State and Kansas State outings.
Why TCU can cover
Max Duggan is a dangerous dual-threat quarterback. The sophomore from Council Bluffs, Iowa, ranks 12th in the country in completion percentage (68.8). He also leads TCU in rushing this season, with 132 yards. In TCU's win over Texas, Duggan scored the game-winning touchdown on a 26-yard quarterback draw.
In addition, the Horned Frogs face a Sooners team that has been poor protecting the ball this season. Through four games, Oklahoma has committed nine turnovers while forcing just five. TCU, which is even in turnovers this season, is 116-19 since 2005 when winning the turnover battle.
How to make Oklahoma vs. TCU picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, with the model suggesting the teams will combine for 70 points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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