College football betting excitement is high for the matchup of TCU at Utah as it is the biggest game on the college football gambling board for the weekend.
CBS College Sports will get a gem of a matchup from the Mountain West Conference as the #5 Utah Utes host the #3 TCU Horned Frogs with a Saturday kickoff set for 3:30 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with TCU as a 5.5 point road favorite.
TCU has a NCAA football gambling record of 9-0 straight up and 5-4 against the spread with 6 of their games going under the total. TCU has the top ranked defense in the country for both yards and points allowed.
The Frogs ranks 9th in the nation for scoring offense and are led by running back Ed Wesley’s 938 y7ards and 10 touchdowns. Andy Dalton is a fine quarterback and field general with 1887 yards passing. The Frogs are coming off a 48-6 blowout win at UNLV.
Utah has a NCAA football wagering record of 8-0 straight up and 6-1-1 against the spread. The Utes escaped with a 28-23 win at Air Force last week as they failed to cover as 6.5 point road chalks. Utah ranks 4th in the nation for scoring offense and 6th for scoring defense. The offense is well balanced and versatile.
While this matchup is not getting as much attention as other games it is the most important of the day as the loser will have their BCS dreams destroyed for good.
TCU has paid out in 23 of tier last 32 Mountain West Conference games and has covered 7 of their last 10 games that follow a straight up win. Utah is 45-21 against the spread when coming off a straight up win.
TCU has gone over the total in just 7 of their last 29 games versus teams with a winning record while Utah has gone under the total in 5 of their last 7 Mountain West Conference games.
The host has paid out in 4 of the last 5 college football betting matchups in this head to head series and the two teams have gone under the total in 4 of their last 5 get togethers.