TCU vs Kansas State NCAAF Week 8, 2019 Betting Tips

TCU vs Kansas State NCAAF Week 8 Betting Tips

Published October 19, 2019 in Featured College Football Free Picks, Featured Free Picks

Stephen Nover TCU vs Kansas State Week 8 Betting Tips

Play on: TCU -3½ +100

Start Time: October 19 2019, 2:30 PM

I admit that I would think twice about laying road points against Kansas State if Bill Snyder still were coaching the Wildcats. But he isn’t. Chris Klieman is. It’s his first season as head coach of the Wildcats.

The jury remains out on Klieman, but we do know this: Kansas State has played two Big 12 games this season. The Wildcats are 0-2 losing, 26-13, to Oklahoma State as four-point road ‘dogs and falling 31-12, to Baylor as a one-point home ‘dog.

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Both TCU and Kansas State were idle last week. I’ll side with TCU’s Gary Patterson. It’s not just a coaching edge why I endorse the Horned Frogs.

TCU has the stronger defense and far more explosive skill position players.  Max Duggan has thrown nine TD passes without an interception. Darius Anderson is the second-leading rusher in the Big 12 and Jalen Reagor is one of the fastest and most talented wide receivers in the country. He is widely considered to be a top-five wide receiving pro prospect.

Kansas State doesn’t come close to matching that. The Wildcats run a slow-down, dink-and-dunk type offense. Their offensive line isn’t good and QB Skylar Thompson is more runner than thrower with only five TD passes. The Wildcats lack speed at the skill position spots.

Patterson traditionally has strong defensive teams. That’s the case again this year. The Horned Frogs have the 17th-best run defense and 20th-top pass defense. Only 14 teams surrender fewer yards per game than TCU.

(Editor’s note: Stephen Nover is one of the hottest college football handicappers in North America going 96-52-3 on his premium/free plays the past two years through Thursday.

Stephen has five CFB plays going Saturday in addition to this free selection headed by his Big 12 Game of the Year.)

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