An important Big 12 showdown highlights the Thursday college football slate as the Texas Tech Red Raiders visit the TCU Horned Frogs (-7.5) at 7:30 p.m. ET. Both clubs are 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Before picking a side, you need to hear what SportsLine expert Micah Roberts has to say. Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director.
Armed with an unmatched network of sources, he crushed college football for SportsLine members in 2016, going 70-44 on the season.
Moreover, Roberts has been locked in on the tendencies of these two clubs. He is looking to build on an incredible record of 8-2 in games involving Texas or TCU over the past two seasons. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
We can tell you he's leaning toward the Over (58.5), but his much stronger play is on the side. He has identified a crucial X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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