Baylor at Texas Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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AT&T Stadium is the venue for the game between the Baylor Bears and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 7.5 point favorites. The Red Raiders are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0. The Bears are 4-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-5-0.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 4-5-0 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/04/17 RB John Lovett Strep Throat is "?"
11/04/17 CB Jordan Tolbert Shoulder is "?"
11/04/17 QB Zach Smith Shoulder is "?"
11/04/17 WR Tony Nicholson Ankle is "?"
10/31/17 LB Clay Johnston Foot is out indefinitely
10/31/17 WR Pooh Stricklin Foot is out indefinitely
10/23/17 WR R.J. Sneed Leg is out for season
10/09/17 OL Rob Saulin Shoulder out for season
10/04/17 OL Ishmael Wilson Left Team out for season
10/04/17 CB Jourdan Blake Left Team out for season
10/02/17 PK Drew Galitz Knee out for season
09/26/17 WR Chris Platt Knee out for season
09/25/17 DE Xavier Jones Leg out indefinitely
08/28/17 DB Travon Blanchard Transferred out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/04/17 DB D.J. Polite-Bray Disciplinary is "?"
11/04/17 WR Derrick Willies Disciplinary is "?"
11/04/17 DL Houston Miller Leg is "?"
11/04/17 LB Jordyn Brooks Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DL Lonzell Gilmore Leg is "?"
11/04/17 FB Mason Reed Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DL Nick McCann Disciplinary is "?"
11/04/17 DB Willie Sykes Undisclosed is "?"
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baylor Bears have run for 1,130 yards as a unit, which ranks 104th in the nation. They've run 318 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 68 times for 501 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the country in penalties. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 233. They have run 647 plays this year for 3,653 yards, which ranks them 28th in the nation in total offense. The Bears average 5.6 yards per play, which is 66th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 172 1st downs this season, ranking them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. Zach Smith has completed 103 throws while attempting 196 passes for a completion percentage of 52.6%. He has passed for 1,458 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.4.
The Bears rush defense has given up 355 attempts for 1,866 yards this season, putting them in 111th place in the country against the run. They have had 66 penalties for 650 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in Division 1. Baylor is 114th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 325. They have given up a total of 4,319 yards on D, which is 120th in the nation. The Bears are 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 191 throws on 293 attempts against the Baylor Bears defense this season, ranking them 109th and 87th in the country. The Baylor pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,453 yards in the air, which is 113th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baylor Bears have tried 18 field goals this year and made 15, which is 16th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Baylor Bears kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,994 yards on 46 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 34th in the NCAA in punting average. Baylor is 115th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 60 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 49th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 489 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 18 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,202.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 344. They have run 691 plays this season for 4,562 yards, which ranks them 5th in the nation in total offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 6.6 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 238 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 1,372 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in the country. They've run 319 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 75 times for 719 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the nation in penalties. Nic Shimonek has thrown for 3,068 yards this season. He has completed 251 passes on 364 attempts for a completion percentage of 69%. His quarterback rating this year is 159.5. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas Tech is 109th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 307. They have surrendered a total of 4,008 yards on D, which is 105th in Division 1. The Red Raiders are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 226 passes on 345 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, placing them 126th and 119th in the country. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 2,583 yards through the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 336 attempts for 1,425 yards this year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. The Red Raiders have committed 49 penalties for 488 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 66th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 60 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 424 yards on special teams, ranking 95th in kick return yardage. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 21 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,046. The Red Raiders have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 6, which is 115th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Texas Tech kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,479 yards on 37 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +7.5
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