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Texas Tech vs. No. 7 TCU picks and best bets for Week 10 Big 12 matchup

The Horned Frogs are undefeated and underrated. Can they make it to the end of the year with only victories?

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan throws a pass during the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The undefeated TCU Horned Frogs look to move into the top six of the College Football Playoff rankings as they face a tough Texas Tech Red Raiders team on Saturday, November 5 with kickoff set for noon ET in Forth Worth.

TTU is 4-4 after a loss to Baylor last week, and 2-3 in Big 12 play, while this TCU team has taken down ranked opponent after ranked opponent. Anything can happen in the Big 12, though, so don’t count your chickens.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Texas Tech: No. 46 overall, No. 34 offense, No. 65 defense
TCU: No. 10 overall, No. 4 offense, No. 58 defense


Against The Spread

Texas Tech: 4-4 ATS
TCU: 6-1-1 ATS


Texas Tech: Over 6-2
TCU: Over 6-2

Overall Talent from 247Sports

Texas Tech: No. 42 overall, No. 31 offense, No. 59 defense
TCU: No. 34 overall, No. 32 offense, No. 39 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: TCU -8
Total: 69
Moneyline: TCU -305, Texas Tech +255

Opening line: TCU -10
Opening total: 71


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The Pick

Texas Tech +8

I like this TCU team to win, but I think that Tech keeps it close here. The Red Raiders were able to upset Texas, and this in-state rivalry will bring out the best in this team. This should be an offense-focused game and a fun one to watch. TCU’s defense isn’t stellar (one of the reasons the CFP committee gave for ranking them at No. 7), so taking the points is a solid choice to make ahead of this matchup.