Oklahoma State at Texas Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to Jones AT&T Stadium to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 14.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 79.5. The Cowboys have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
09/24/17 WR Chris Lacy Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
09/24/17 OL Larry Williams Leg out for season
09/24/17 OL Zachary Crabtree Toe "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
09/17/17 CB Madre Harper Dismissed out for season
09/12/17 LB Brendan Vaughn Dismissed out for season
09/10/17 LB Kevin Henry Knee out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
09/25/17 PK Clayton Hatfield Hip "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
09/24/17 LB Jordyn Brooks Knee "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
09/24/17 DL Talor Nunez Personal "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
09/24/17 DB Vaughnte Dorsey Head "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
08/30/17 RB Da'Leon Ward Academics out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 193. They have run 283 plays this season for 2,359 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the nation in total offense. The Cowboys average 8.3 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oklahoma State has run for 739 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in the country. They've run 137 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 21 times for 183 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the nation in penalties. Mason Rudolph has thrown for 1,533 yards this season. He has completed 90 passes on 135 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 189.4. He averages 11.4 yards per pass attempt and 12.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Oklahoma State is 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 96. They have surrendered a total of 1,464 yards on D, which is 70th in Division 1. The Cowboys are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 76 passes on 130 attempts against the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense this season, placing them 76th and 81st in the country. The Oklahoma State pass defense has also given up a total of 838 yards through the air, which is 64th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 173 attempts for 626 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. The Cowboys have committed 19 penalties for 161 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Oklahoma State is ranked 83rd in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 16 punt return yards and average 3.2 yards per return, which is 102nd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 212 yards on special teams, ranking 60th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 19 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,587. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 32nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Oklahoma State Cowboys kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 344 yards on 8 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 49th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders have run for 449 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in the nation. They've run 102 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 32 times for 304 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. They are 36th in Division 1 in points scored with 135. They have run 232 plays this year for 1,762 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 7.6 yards per play, which is 6th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 82 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. Nic Shimonek has completed 92 throws while attempting 125 passes for a completion percentage of 73.6%. He has passed for 1,248 yards this year. He averages 11.4 adjusted yards per throw and 10 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 184.9.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders rush defense has given up 111 attempts for 359 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the country against the run. They have had 15 penalties for 142 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 49th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 79. They have given up a total of 1,222 yards on D, which is 42nd in the nation. The Red Raiders are 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 82 throws on 129 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, ranking them 93rd and 76th in the country. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 863 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 93rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Texas Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 510 yards on 13 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 103rd in the NCAA in punting average. Texas Tech is 69th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 93rd in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 36 yards on special teams, which puts them 129th in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 18 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,822.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +14.5
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