Colorado vs. TCU Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Deion Sanders runs the most polarizing program in college football, and this Colorado vs. TCU prediction tells us if his team is ready for the season.

    Deion Sanders singlehandedly made this Colorado Buffaloes vs. TCU Horned Frogs prediction more compelling with his offseason moves. TCU’s coming off a disappointing finish to their 2022 season but hopes to stay in contention for the Big 12. Can Colorado win right away, or will it take time? Is TCU still a contender? We dive into that and more here.

    Colorado vs. TCU Betting and DFS Preview

    • Spread
      TCU -20
    • Moneyline
      TCU -1050, Colorado +675
    • Over/Under
      64 total points
    • Game time
      12 p.m. ET
    • Location
      Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
    • Predicted Weather at Kick
      100 degrees, clear, 9 mph winds
    • How to Watch
      FuboTV, FOX

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    Colorado Depth Chart | TCU Depth Chart

    • QB Chandler Morris, TCU ($9,400)
    • RB Emani Bailey, TCU ($8,300)
    • WR Savion Williams, TCU ($7,600)
    • QB Shedeur Sanders, Colorado ($7,600)
    • WR Xavier Weaver, USF ($7,400)
    • WR Warren Thompson, TCU ($6,900)
    • RB Alton McCaskill, Colorado ($6,700)
    • WR JP Richardson, TCU($6,600)
    • WR Travis Hunter, Colorado ($6,000)
    • WR Jimmy Horn Jr., Colorado ($5,800)
    • WR Jaylon Robinson, TCU ($5,700)
    • RB Trey Sanders, TCU ($5,500)
    • QB Josh Hoover, TCU ($5,500)
    • RB Kavosiey Smoke, Colorado ($5,500)
    • QB Jimmy Weirick, TCU ($5,500)

    Both teams feature talented rosters, and that gives fantasy players multiple options for their DFS lineups. Of course, all eyes are on Chandler Morris and Shedeur Sanders to see how they’ll perform.

    Sonny Dykes and the TCU offense should be explosive again in 2023, and key positions are up for grabs. Emani Bailey gets the first crack at the starting running back vacancy, though Trey Sanders should put him for time, too. The Horned Frogs wide receivers are deep, which could complicate things on the fantasy end.

    Colorado’s in a similar boat. Alton McCaskill brings great value to the fantasy lineup but should share carries with Kavosiey Smoke. Jimmy Horn Jr. at $5,800 feels like a steal too, but he’s also going against a talented and experienced TCU secondary.

    There’s more confidence on the TCU side because of the staff and the returning talent. Colorado has the talent to provide quality players in the fantasy world, but how effective will they be?

    Prediction for Colorado vs. TCU

    For as much fun as it’s been to follow Prime and his journey from Jackson State to Colorado, there’s so much work to be done. The roster turnover alone raises concerns about their ability to play cohesively, but there are still plenty of players to watch.

    Most of the college football world has its eyes on Sanders and Travis Hunter. Deion’s son followed him out West and now gets a chance to showcase his arm talent. Some even have him as a Heisman contender. Hunter expects to be the best player in the country and could do so in two positions.

    Make no mistake about it: Colorado has some studs on the roster, but depth is a major question. That will be the biggest key for the Buffs this year, and it might be a while before they get the ball rolling.

    Georgia’s blowout of TCU in the National Championship Game last year ended a magical run for the Horned Frogs, but it showed something else too. It gave Sonny Dykes an idea of what needs to be done to compete for a championship. Even if it takes a while for them to win one.

    Dykes and his staff found ways to elevate the talent on the roster into a contender, and now they are going through a transition on both sides of the ball. Morris was the starter early in the year before getting hurt in this game, so he’s ready to prove himself again.

    TCU and this staff are in a better position than they were last year at this time. Colorado gave them trouble early and might do so again this year, but the Horned Frogs appear better equipped to take care of business quicker than they did in 2022.

    Prediction
    TCU 45 – Colorado 14

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