UTEP at Texas Tech Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/9/2015
September 12, 2015
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The UTEP Miners matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 19.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65.5.
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The Miners are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. They are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The under is 7-1-1 in the Miners last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. The under is also 6-2 in their last 8 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game and 7-3-1 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
The Red Raiders are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. The over is 8-1 in Red Raiders last 9 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game and 8-2 in their last 10 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. The over is also 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 14-5 in their last 19 non-conference games.
UTEP scored 13 points last game on offense. In the passing department, they completed 14 passes on 19 attempts for a 73.7 percent completion percentage. They threw for a total of 146 yards through the air in that game. The Miners carried the ball for a total of 58 yards last game on 34 attempts for a total of 1.7 yards per carry. They ran 53 plays last game and averaged 3.8 yards per play for a total of 204 yards. The Miners had 13 first downs and they had 15 penalty yards via 2 penalties.
UTEP gave up 308 passing yards in their last outing and 48 points in that game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 14 completions on 20 attempts for a completion percentage of 70. The Miners gave up 182 rushing yards on 34 carries for a 5.4 average. UTEP allowed 490 total yards last game including 9.1 yards per play. They forced no turnovers and got flagged for 6 penalties for 68 yards.
Texas Tech ended up with 59 points in the game last week on offense. Through the air, they completed 34 passes last game on 57 attempts for a 59.6 percent completion percentage. They totaled 437 yards through the air as well. The Red Raiders carried the ball for a total of 174 yards last game on 31 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. They ran 88 plays last game and averaged 6.9 yards per play for a total of 611 yards in the game. The Red Raiders had 29 first downs and they had 69 penalty yards via 10 penalties.
Texas Tech gave up 320 passing yards last outing and 45 points for the game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 36 completions on 52 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.2. The Red Raiders gave up 317 rushing yards on 46 carries for a total of 6.9 yards per play. Texas Tech allowed 637 total yards last game for an average of 6.5 yards per play. They forced 4 turnovers and 5 penalties for 47 yards.
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 1-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Texas Tech Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 0-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Texas Tech has an ATS record of 0-0-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/06/15 DB Traun Roberson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
08/25/15 S Devin Cockrell Knee out indefinitely
08/25/15 S Ishmael Harrison Knee out indefinitely
09/08/15 LB Micah Awe Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/08/15 LB Pete Robertson Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. UTEP
09/06/15 WR Reginald Davis Possible Suspension "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
Josh's Pick: Take UTEP
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