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College Football Week 1 Odds, Picks & Prediction: TCU vs. Colorado (9/2)

by September 2, 2022
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Let’s take a look at the College Football Week 1 odds, picks, and predictions for this week’s game: TCU vs. Colorado.

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College Football Week 1 Odds, Picks & Prediction: TCU vs. Colorado

You’ll have to get this one quick, as it was at TCU -10.5 a few days ago and seems to get bigger by the day! Sonny Dykes will bring a lot more offense to this team as his SMU teams were top 15 in passing and averaged over 300 passing yards per game. TCU was firmly in the middle last season at 60th in passing. While they won’t jump up into that top 15 range, I think they should be much better with Chandler Morris at QB.

Quentin Johnston is an NFL-caliber receiver that only had 33 receptions last year and 22 as a Freshman, but that will change very quickly under Dykes. I know I’ve talked about continuity, and TCU has a new coach and offensive system, but Colorado is rough. They lost eight games last year, seven of which were wider than this margin, and I believe TCU will overpower them. Horned Frogs are easy in this one!

Bet: TCU (-13.5)

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Betting “against the spread” refers to the act of choosing the winning team based on a numeric handicap placed on the team that oddsmakers believe is superior, rather than picking the outright winner. For example, if the Rams face the Bengals, and oddsmakers set the spread at Rams -3.5, you would need Los Angeles to win by 4 or more points in order to cash your Rams bet.

What is an Over/Under Bet?

Over/Under is a wager based on how many points you think will be scored in a specific game. Oddsmakers set the total, and bettors decide whether the final score will be higher or lower than that number. If an Over/Under is set at 44.5 points and you bet Over, you will need the combined score of both teams to be 45 points or higher to win your bet.

What is a Moneyline Bet?

A moneyline bet involves choosing which team you believe will win a specific matchup. The moneyline favorite carries a minus designation, like -130. This means that you need to wager $130 to earn a $100 profit. Conversely, the underdog carries a plus designation, like +110. This means that you win $110 in profit on a $100 bet.


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