Texas football vs. TCU: Prediction and odds Week 11

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In just a few days, No. 18 ranked Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian will battle the undefeated No. 4 ranked TCU Horned Frogs and new head coach Sonny Dykes. Texas can continue to control its own destiny in the race to get a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game by beating TCU this weekend.

Texas is coming off a win that is probably Sark’s best during his time as head coach thus far, when they took down the No. 13 ranked Kansas State Wildcats on the road in Manhattan on Nov. 5 by the final score of 34-27. That win over Kansas State in Week 10 puts Texas at a mark of 6-3 (4-2 Big 12) on the season.

Meanwhile, TCU comes into this game with a record of 9-0 (6-0 Big 12) following a 34-24 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at home at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth on Nov. 5. TCU looks bound to get one of the spots in the Big 12 Championship Game next month.

Here’s a look at the betting odds and game prediction as Texas gets set to host TCU at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, with the kickoff time set for 6:30 p.m. CT.

Texas football vs. TCU: Odds for Week 11

Texas is a seven-point favorite over TCU in this game (per FanDuel). And the over/under is set at 65 points.

The moneyline also favors Texas (-280) over TCU (+220).

The spread and the over/under have remained pretty steady throughout the week. Texas opened up as a seven-point favorite and the opening over/under was 64.5.

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has a 73.0 percent chance of beating TCU.

Texas vs. TCU prediction

This could wind up being the most important game remaining on the regular season schedule for the Longhorns. Meanwhile, this looks like one of the most challenging games on the docket for the Horned Frogs this fall.

In fact, what was likely the toughest road environment that TCU played in so far this season was in Lawrence against the Kansas Jayhawks last month.

It is sure to be an electric environment on the night of Nov. 12 at DKR. This looks to be one of the hottest tickets of any game in the Big 12 this season between Texas and TCU this weekend. And that comes with good reason since we could be looking at one or two of the teams competing in the Big 12 Championship Game in this contest.

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I like Texas’ chances in this game, as long as Sark and his squad shows up to play in the second half. TCU hasn’t faced a team quite like Texas so far this season, which should test its defense in ways Dykes and his staff haven’t seen up to this point.

Final score prediction: Texas-38, TCU-28