Texas Tech at Kansas College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 14.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 80. The Red Raiders are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Jayhawks are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-0-0.
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Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
10/01/17 PK Clayton Hatfield Hip "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/01/17 WR Keke Coutee Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
08/30/17 RB Da'Leon Ward Academics out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
10/01/17 LB Denzel Feaster Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
10/01/17 S Shaquille Richmond Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
09/20/17 DT Isi Holani Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 30th in the country in points scored with 169. They have run 304 plays this year for 2,146 yards, which ranks them 7th in Division 1 in total offense. The Red Raiders average 7.1 yards per play, which is 13th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this season, ranking them 36th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 503 yards as a unit, which ranks 110th in college football. They've run 128 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 40 times for 367 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. Nic Shimonek has passed for 1,248 yards this year. He's completed 92 throws while attempting 125 passes for a completion percentage of 73.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 184.9. He averages 11.4 adjusted yards per throw and 10 yards per pass attempt.
Texas Tech is 70th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 120. They have given up a total of 1,819 yards on D, which is 75th in D-1. The Red Raiders are 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 109 throws on 167 attempts against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense this season, ranking them 113th and 98th in the nation. The Texas Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,239 yards in the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 155 attempts for 580 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. The Red Raiders have had 23 penalties for 220 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is 83rd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 96th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 129 yards on special teams, which puts them 118th in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 16 yards per kick return and they are 51st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,299. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have tried 7 field goals this year and made 5, which is 56th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Texas Tech Red Raiders kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 673 yards on 17 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jayhawks have run for 695 yards as a team, which ranks 75th in college football. They've run 141 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Kansas Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 29 times for 207 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 68th in the nation in points scored with 129. They have run 320 plays this season for 1,922 yards, which ranks them 38th in Division 1 in total offense. Kansas averages 6 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Peyton Bender averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 102 passes on 178 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.3. He has thrown for 1,227 yards this season.
The Kansas Jayhawks rush defense has allowed 152 attempts for 701 yards this year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run. Kansas has committed 26 penalties for 246 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 110th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 159. They have surrendered a total of 1,939 yards on D, which is 91st in the country. The Jayhawks are ranked 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 94 passes on 142 attempts against the Kansas defense this season, placing them 86th and 55th in Division 1. The Kansas Jayhawks pass defense has also given up a total of 1,238 yards through the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas Jayhawks have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 43rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Kansas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 858 yards on 20 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 43rd in Division 1 in punting average. Kansas is ranked 90th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 25 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 318 yards on special teams, ranking 35th in kick return yardage. The Kansas Jayhawks average 19 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,265.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +14.5
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