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TCU Horned Frogs Football
The 2020 season represented a sideways step for the Horned Frogs, but wins over ranked Texas and Oklahoma State teams softened the blow of missing out on a bowl for the second consecutive season. Head coach Gary Patterson’s men were one of the better bets in college football last season, going 7-3 against the spread (ATS), which included three straight wins to end the season.
While fans in Forth Worth will be hoping for a bounceback season, oddsmakers think TCU will be roughly as good as it was last season, offering a preseason win total of 7.5 wins. You can use this page to shop for point spreads, over/unders, and moneylines for every Horned Frogs game on this page. But to better understand those markets, let’s dive into those key terms.
TCU Horned Frogs Point Spreads
The point spread is a margin of victory that the favored team must win by and the underdog must try to avoid losing by. Betting on the spread is one of the most common ways for bettors to get action on college football, so bettors should be aware of what one is and how it works.
Here’s an example to help understand:
- Baylor Bears (+6.5)
- TCU Horned Frogs (-6.5)
In the above example, you can tell that TCU is the favored team because its point spread has a minus sign (-) next to it; the visiting Baylor Bears are denoted as underdogs with a plus sign (+). Since the Horned Frogs are 6.5-point favorites, they would need to win the game by seven points or more to cover the spread. Bets on Baylor’s point spread would win if the Bears won the game outright or lost by six points or fewer.
TCU Horned Frogs Moneylines
Betting on the point spread is a bet on the margin of victory; betting on the moneyline is a bet on who you think will win the game, no other questions asked. Just like point spreads, the team favored on the moneyline will be indicated with a minus sign (-) and the underdog identified with a plus sign (+).
Let’s revisit our earlier example to understand further:
- Baylor Bears +190
- TCU Horned Frogs -235
The odds you see here are written in American format, which means you can understand them in terms of $10 or $100. Since the Horned Frogs are -235 favorites, that means a bettor would need to risk $235 to win $100 if TCU won. Meanwhile, a bet on the Bears at +190 would see a $100 bettor win $190 if Baylor pulled off the upset.
TCU Horned Frogs Over/Unders
Betting on a team to win or cover a point spread isn’t the only type of wager allowed on Horned Frogs football. Almost all sportsbooks will offer a total on the game, also known as an over/under. This bet is not on the winner of the contest, but on the number of points the two teams will combine to score: Sportsbooks hang a number, and bettors can wager either over or under that total.
If the number for our hypothetical Baylor vs. TCU matchup was 59 points, over bettors would require 60 points or more to cash their tickets, while those who bet the under would need 58 points or fewer. If the two teams scored exactly 59 points between them, that bet would push and all wagers would be refunded.
TCU Horned Frogs Props
Bettors who are more accustomed to fantasy football or daily fantasy shouldn’t handcuff themselves to bets that ride on the performance of one or both teams. Prop bets cover a wide variety of bets that are more likely on specific players or specific outcomes than they are on either team.
Most prop bets are player props, which are largely bets on an individual stat line. Common examples can include over/under bets on a player’s passing, rushing, or receiving yards; betting a player to score a touchdown, whether it be anytime or the first or last of the game; or betting on a player to lead the game in a certain statistic.
Game props are most often bets on events determined by the sportsbook, such as who will win the third quarter or the coin toss. Different books offer different props, so read our sportsbook reviews to make sure you can bet the props you want to.
TCU Horned Frogs Futures
Is this the year the TCU Horned Frogs finally get the credit they're due and make the College Football Playoff? Bettors who think Gary Patterson’s team makes the leap this season would be wise to place their bets in the futures market.
Futures are bets that won’t resolve until after the season and are most often made before the season begins. Futures can be bets on a team’s success or an individual’s performance.
Examples of futures bets on TCU could be betting the Horned Frogs to win the Big 12 or make the College Football Playoff, putting money on TCU to go over its regular-season win total of 7.5, or betting that they’ll win the national championship.
Futures on players exist as well and are most often found as season-long player props, such as betting QB Max Duggan to throw over or under a certain number of touchdowns. Because odds and lines on futures can vary from book to book, we recommend shopping for the best number using the Action Network app.