Colorado vs. TCU odds, line, bets: 2022 college football picks, Week 1 predictions from proven computer model

TCU will open the 2022 season under first-year head coach Sonny Dykes on Friday night at Colorado. Dykes is taking over for Gary Patterson, who led the program for more than 20 years. Colorado is in its third year under head coach Karl Dorrell. Both head coaches have been tasked with making a tough decision about who their respective starting quarterbacks will be.

Kickoff is set for 10 pm ET. The Horned Frogs are 13.5-point favorites in the latest Colorado vs. TCU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 58.5. Before entering any TCU vs. Colorado picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It enters Week 1 of the 2022 college football season on a 45-32 run on all top-rated college football side picks that dates back to 2021. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Colorado vs. TCU. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for TCU vs. Colorado:

  • Colorado vs. TCU spread: TCU -13.5
  • Colorado vs. TCU over/under: 58.5 points
  • Colorado vs. TCU money line: TCU -550, Colorado +400

Why Colorado can cover

Colorado is facing a TCU defense that allowed more than 220 rushing yards per game last season, so the Buffaloes are going to have success on the ground. They can control the tempo of the game and keep the ball in the hands of their offense, limiting TCU’s opportunities to cover the large spread. Colorado was able to bolster its offensive line by adding Alabama transfer Tommy Brown in the offseason.

The Buffaloes also have a strong secondary, which matches up well with TCU’s passing attack. They won their final three home games of the 2021 season, while the Horned Frogs lost their final four road games. TCU only covered the spread once in its final seven games last year.

Why TCU can cover

TCU’s offense could wind up being one of the best in college football this season, as Dykes is an outstanding offensive coach. He has a pair of quality quarterbacks to choose from in three-year starter Max Duggan or Chandler Morris, who led the Horned Frogs to an upset of then-No. 12 Baylor last year. Running back Kendre Miller averaged 7.5 yards per carry last season, while wide receiver Quentin Johnston had 634 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

They are facing a Colorado team that had an uninspiring finish last season, going 3-8 in its final 11 games. The Buffaloes have only recorded two wins in their last 13 games against Big 12 opponents. TCU has made a habit out of winning games in Week 1, going 7-0 in its last seven season openers.

How to make Colorado vs. TCU picks

The model has simulated Colorado vs. TCU 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins TCU vs. Colorado? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the TCU vs. Colorado spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.

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