TCU Horned Frogs vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, Odds – 9/7/18

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College Football: Week 2 TCU vs. SMU

#16 TCU Horned Frogs (1-0) at SMU Mustangs (0-1)

September 7, 2018 8:00 PM ET (TV ESPN2) Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

Looking impressive in their season opener, the No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs will travel to Dallas to take on the SMU Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Friday night lights action that has the following betting lines from our best College Football odds;

SMU Mustangs TCU Horned Frogs
Moneyline
-1600 TBD
Spread
-21.5 +22
Total
58.5 58.5

The current public NCAAF consensus is in favor of the Horned Frogs with a -1600 moneyline.

Coming off a 55-7 route of Southern last week, the Horned Frogs (1-0) will be seeking their fourth 2-0 start to the season in their last five years as they will face an SMU team that took a beating in their opener.

After watching QB Shawn Robinson light it up last week in just one-half of action, this TCU squad may be poised to make some serious noise in 2018? Robinson for his part threw for three touchdowns with no picks and ran in touchdowns of his own before calling it a day. The TCU rushing game looked strong with 235 rushing yards and may have a field day against the SMU defense which allowed 529 yards last week.

The Mustangs (0-1) were outplayed in their 46-23 defeat to North Texas and will be hard-pressed in this one to pull off the upset as they enter as three touchdown underdogs according to our top-rated sportsbooks.

Ben Hicks will be calling the signals for the offense but will need major help where the running game rushed for just a paltry four yards versus North Texas.

In head-to-head action between these two Lone Star teams, it’s been all Texas Christian of late where they are 5-0 straight-up (SU) against Southern Methodist, including a 9-1 record in their history.

Prediction/Pick

Will a Friday night home game under the lights on national television be enough to help the Mustangs pull off the big upset over a ranked opponent? Going to the betting odds for this TCU vs. SMU matchup from our best sportsbooks, BetNow is favoring the Horned Frogs (-21.5) points with MyBookie giving the home team (+22.0) points. 5Dimes gives us the Over/Under with 58.5 total game points scored.

Not expecting anything different than what we witnessed last week, I will ride the Horned Frogs MINUS the points (-21.5) to cover the spread and win easily over SMU as my best betting pick.