If you’ve been with us since before the college football season started, you know that we released a future bet on Michigan to win the national title at a lofty 80-1, offered by our friends at BetOnline. We are certainly happy to be holding onto that ticket now but today we will be looking to the TCU Horned Frogs to keep the Fiesta Bowl close and finish within the seven and a half point spread. We all saw what Michigan did to Ohio State and that is the reason a very good TCU squad is getting more than a touchdown here. The Michigan defense is a force, no doubt. However, they are not infallible. Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and Purdue’s Aiden O’Connell were able to throw for 349 and 366 yards, respectively. Outside of Ohio State, Michigan feasted on some very sub-par Big 10 offenses, and their non-conference games (Colorado State, Hawaii and UConn) were stat skewers to be sure. TCU rolled through its regular season unscathed with some nailbiters along the way. They come in averaging over 40 points per game and have made their living on the big play and vertical passing game. We think this line should be closer to four or five and the fact that we get a touchdown and a hook has us buying in on the Horned Frogs. Seven and half is ubiquitous and we’ll play TCU +8 at BetOnline.
Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs (+8)