No Pachall - No Problem!
Earlier this week, I wrote an article predicting that TCU would upset the Baylor Bears this Saturday. I posted it as a free play, it was featured in Chalk Talk, I posted it all over Facebook, and I told everyone that would listen, to take the Horned Frogs on the moneyline +$245.
Of course the Horned Frogs were without starting quarterback Casey Pachall, who has now left the team to seek treatment for alcoholism. Freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin tossed three interceptions in his first career start the week prior, including getting picked off with his first pass of the game. Despite all that, I was convinced that the kid had all the tools to get it done this week against Baylor.
Here is what I had to say about it: "Boykin came in and threw an interception with his first pass of the ballgame. He completed 23 of 40 passes for 270 yards, one touchdown and three picks. It wasn't pretty, however at times the young quarterback showed flashes of brilliance. Despite turning the ball over five times, TCU still managed to gain 455 yards of offense, more than any offense against the Cyclones all season."
The Horned Frogs, led by Boykin, dominated the Bears on Saturday, winning by a score of 49-21. Boykin threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns, and he added 56 more yards, and another touchdown on the ground.
Texas Christian is going to move up the rankings this week, and they remain among the best teams in the country. They have a tough game coming up next week at home versus Texas Tech, with the Raiders coming off an upset over West Virginia.
We will keep an eye on Trevone Boykin, but from what I have seen so far, I think the Horned Frogs are likely to be a better team with the freshman taking over for Pachall.
- Oklahoma City
- March 11, 2014 - 8:00 PM
- Bryan Power
- Offered at:
- bookmaker @ -3.5 -110 Oklahoma City
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1* Oklahoma City (8:05 ET): What a huge game this shapes up to be, particularly for the Thunder. They have lost B2B games, including a humiliating loss to the Lakers Sunday...
Meanwhile, the hard-charging Rockets have been the best team in the league since January 1st and have won five straight. They just beat Miami, Indiana and Portland in the same week, but all of those games were at home. Now they hit the road, which is where their last two losses have occurred. Since the start of last year, Houston is just 3-8 straight up Oklahoma City, including playoffs.
OKC has won both meetings this season by double digits. This despite being without Russell Westbrook. At home, I think they are a tremendous value in this price range. Laying 3.5 to 6 points at home, the Thunder are 4-2 SU/ATS. Houston is just 1-4 SU/ATS taking 3.5 to 6 points on the road. Look for the Thunder to get back on track at home. 1* Oklahoma City.