Bad Injury Information Moves Oklahoma State/TCU Line

Coming off a ridiculous 61-58 loss to the Baylor Bears, #12 TCU (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) opened as 9-point favorites against #15 Oklahoma State (5-1, 3-0 Big 12). The Horned Frogs, who feature the nations 12th ranked passing attack and 3rd ranked scoring offense, are led offensively by quarterback Trevone Boykin.

The 6’2″ junior has tallied nearly 1,900 total yards (1,463 passing, 305 rushing) and 14 touchdowns in five games this season. However, an interesting situation occured on Tuesday afternoon involving the Horned Frogs primary offensive weapon.

Early on Monday afternoon the TCU website, Frogs O’ War, reported that Boykin underwent surgery on Monday evening to repair his left wrist and that the star player would miss between 4-6 weeks. This report moved the line at CRIS, one of the market-setting sportsbooks, from TCU -9 to -7. A two-point move is significant, but that movement is magnified when the line moves to a key number like seven.

However, soon after this tweet was sent out we began receiving some contradictory information. The following tweets came from David Ubben who works as a columnist and analyst for Fox Sports Southwest.

Shortly after this information broke, the folks at Frogs O’ War backtracked on their original tweet and apologized for reporting false information.

Within minutes the TCU line has moved back to the original opening line of -9. The line graph below, which is available to all Sportsbook Insider customers, depicts the line movement at CRIS since opening.

Line Graph OSU TCU

Our Sportsbook Insider customers also have access to full line histories at each of our available sportsbooks. The screenshot below displays the Oklahoma State/TCU line history from CRIS.

Line History TCU OSU

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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