Nicholls State Colonels vs TCU Horned Frogs 9-9-2023

Nicholls State Colonels vs. TCU Horned Frogs 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Odds, Analysis, and Best Picks

Nicholls State Colonels (0-1) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (0-1)

Nicholls State Colonels vs. TCU Horned Frogs 9/9/23On September 9, 2023, Amon G. Carter Stadium is set for an intriguing showdown between Nicholls State Colonels and TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Both teams are looking for their inaugural win of the season, making this matchup vital in setting their season goals and atmospheres for future encounters. Both share an identical record (0-1) but their atmospheres couldn’t differ more; while both struggle to shake recent poor performances they must shed, while Horned Frogs can fall back upon years of impressive home performances that allow them to keep pace against them – no matter who wins it will come before setting their season off properly.


Nicholls State running back Collin Guggenheim has been an essential member of their offensive unit, amassing 16 attempts and 74 yards rushing. Wide receiver Terry Matthews also played an instrumental role, managing an 84-yard reception that scored a touchdown – an exceptional feat in itself! Nevertheless, both players have shown glimpses of brilliance – though unfortunately it hasn’t been enough to lift Nicholls State to victory just yet.


Emani Bailey of TCU’s running backs has shown exceptional talent, averaging 11.7 yards per rush attempt and amassing 164 rushing yards. Wide receiver JP Richardson has contributed greatly to TCU’s passing game by collecting 6 receptions for 63 yards; these performances have not translated to wins yet for TCU skill positions and show why this matchup holds such significance for them. Check out our free accurate NCAA football picks for more insights.

Nicholls State Colonels vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Pat McQuaide QB vs. Chandler Morris QB

Pat McQuaide of Nicholls State has had a decent start, completing 15 of 29 passes for 196 yards. His passer rating stands at 113. However, he has had 3 sacks, losing 27 yards, and thrown an interception. His stats show potential, but there’s room for improvement in decision-making and accuracy.


On the other side, Chandler Morris of TCU has completed 24 out of 42 passes for a total of 279 yards. His passer rating is marginally better at 119.1, and he has thrown 2 touchdowns compared to McQuaide’s 1. Despite the numbers, Morris has also thrown 2 interceptions, indicating potential vulnerabilities in his game.


Comparing both, Morris appears to be the more seasoned quarterback. His experience and slightly better performance metrics give TCU a distinct edge in the quarterback matchup. However, McQuaide’s ability for deep throws, as indicated by his 84-yard long pass, should not be underestimated.


Odds/Point Spread: TCU Horned Frogs ML, Total Odds: –

Both Nicholls State Colonels and TCU Horned Frogs are seeking to recover from a 0-1 start this season. However, based on past performance trends and key player stats, TCU appears to be the more reliable pick. Nicholls State has a dismal recent record, especially in away games, which casts doubt on their ability to secure a win. Conversely, TCU has demonstrated strong gameplay, particularly at home, making them a formidable opponent on their own turf. The quarterback matchup also favors TCU, with Chandler Morris showing better statistical performance compared to Nicholls State’s Pat McQuaide. While specific betting odds are not available, the available data strongly suggests that TCU Horned Frogs are the better pick for this upcoming game. Therefore, my pick leans heavily towards TCU as the more promising and safer bet.


Nicholls State Colonels Betting Trends

Nicholls State has a worrisome betting trend that can’t be ignored. Their 1-6 record against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games is a glaring red flag for bettors thinking of backing them. Additionally, their 0-5 straight-up (SU) record in their last five games compounds the lack of faith one might have in their ability to pull off an upset. It’s particularly concerning that they’ve not won any of their last eight road games; this game being an away fixture for them only amplifies these troubling statistics. If you’re considering the under, however, it may be worth noting that the total has gone UNDER in four of Nicholls State’s last five games. But to rely on Nicholls State for an outright win or even to beat the spread would be a risky proposition given these trends.


TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends

In contrast, TCU has some impressive trends that make them the standout pick for this game. A 13-3 SU record in their last 16 games and an 8-1 SU in their last nine home games are statistics that can’t be brushed aside. These are indicators of consistent performance, especially on home turf. However, their 2-4 ATS in the last six games could be of some concern for those thinking TCU will not just win but also cover a potentially large spread. Yet, the strong home record and the overall winning trend make TCU the far more reliable pick here, especially if we are considering Moneyline or total points betting. The OVER also seems plausible given that the total has gone OVER in four of Texas Christian’s last five games.


Nicholls State Colonels vs. TCU Horned Frogs 9/9/23 Betting Picks

Taking into account the key players, recent performance, and betting trends, TCU Horned Frogs seem like the safer pick for this matchup. Chandler Morris’ slight edge over Pat McQuaide and the stronger supporting cast in Bailey and Richardson make TCU a more compelling choice. Moreover, Nicholls State’s poor performance on the road does not inspire confidence for an upset. For more insights, check out our expert sports picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs will win 28-14.


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