Ohio State vs TCU NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Game Preview.

Ohio State vs TCU NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Game Preview

Written by on September 13, 2018

We are still very early in the college football season, which means we have yet to reach the part of the year where the top teams begin to separate from the pack a little bit. This usually starts to occur when ranked teams go head to head and when conference games get into full swing. We have a huge game set to go this weekend, with a pair of ranked teams about to battle it out in a match-up that could eventually have big playoff implications. It’s certainly a little early in the season to be thinking that way, but you can certainly say that the winner of this one gets a signature win that is sure to be noticed by the playoff committee.The Ohio State Buckeyes will be playing their third and final game without suspended coach Urban Meyer, and while he has not been missed to this point, this is without a doubt the toughest game of the three. Ohio State head into Texas to face the Horned Frogs as a 12 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 59.

Ohio State vs TCU NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Game Preview

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 8 PM EST
  • Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Streaming Option: ABC Live
  • NCAA Football Week 3 Odds: Ohio State Buckeyes -12.5 (Total 59.5)

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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Thunderstorm: 26°C/79°F
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Precipitation: 44%
  • Cloud Cover: 59%
  • Wind: 5 mph ENE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes?

The Buckeyes offense has been on fire through the opening two weeks of the season, thanks in large part to the play of QB Dwayne Haskins, who is completing over 79% of his passes. While the numbers are certainly solid, the #4 Buckeyes have not really been tested yet, as they will almost certainly this weekend. Ohio State has covered in both of their games this season as a 40- and 35-point favorite, respectively.The size of that opening point spreads tells you all about the level of competition in those first two weeks, and the outcomes may have led to this week’s spread is a little on the high side. Going back to last season, the Buckeyes are now on a 7-game winning streak and are currently ranked #4 in the nation. The OVER has hit in 9 of their last 13 games.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 64.50
  • Total Yards: 650.00
  • Rush Yards: 300.00
  • Passing Yards: 350.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 17.00
  • Total Yards: 263.00
  • Rush Yards: 132.50
  • Passing Yards: 130.50

Why bet on the TCU Horned Frogs?

The Horned Frogs offense may not have been as explosive as that of Ohio State during the first 2 weeks of the season, but it has still been incredibly effective. TCU has scored 97 points through their opening couple of games, but perhaps more importantly, have conceded just 19 points. Again, there is no real reason to get too carried away here, as those wins have come against much lesser competition than what they will face this weekend.Ohio State vs TCU is going to be on fire.The Horned Frogs covered last week in a 42-12 win over SMU, which was the first time that they had covered the spread in their last 5 games. It’s easy to see why the bookies have set the spread for this one the way they have, but I think it may be setting up a bit of an upset.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 48.50
  • Total Yards: 446.00
  • Rush Yards: 241.00
  • Passing Yards: 205.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 9.50
  • Total Yards: 213.50
  • Rush Yards: 107.50
  • Passing Yards: 106.00

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Latest Ohio State vs TCU NCAA Football Week 3 Betting Trends

  • Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ohio State’s last 13 games
  • Texas Christian is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas Christian is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Ohio State vs TCU

While I still believe that the Buckeyes will win this one to maintain their top 4 status, I am not so sure they cover the 12 ½ points. I think TCU can keep this one close by running the ball well, which they have done through the first two weeks of the season.Score: Ohio State Buckeyes 37 – TCU Horned Frogs 27