Texas Tech at Oklahoma College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
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The Oklahoma Sooners host the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 21 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 75. The Sooners have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread. The Red Raiders have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Oklahoma Sooners are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
10/22/17 DB Douglas Coleman Ankle injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma
10/22/17 DL Houston Miller Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma
10/22/17 RB Justin Stockton Head left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma
10/22/17 FB Mason Reed Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
10/22/17 WR A.D. Miller Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
10/22/17 RB Abdul Adams Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
10/22/17 DT Matthew Romar Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
10/02/17 LB Curtis Bolton Ankle out for season
09/05/17 CB Jordan Parker Knee out for season
08/16/17 C Alex Dalton Knee out for season
08/05/17 WR Nick Basquine Achilles out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have run for 1,135 yards as a team, which ranks 67th in college football. They've run 254 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 61 times for 577 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. They are 17th in the nation in points scored with 282. They have run 537 plays this season for 3,598 yards, which ranks them 9th in Division 1 in total offense. The Red Raiders average 6.7 yards per play, which is 16th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 188 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Nic Shimonek averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 195 passes on 275 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 160.4. He has thrown for 2,341 yards this season.
The Red Raiders rush defense has allowed 253 attempts for 944 yards this year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. Texas Tech has committed 36 penalties for 348 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 51st in college football. They are 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 216. They have surrendered a total of 2,983 yards on D, which is 86th in the country. The Red Raiders are ranked 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 186 passes on 283 attempts against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense this season, placing them 127th and 124th in Division 1. The Texas Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 2,039 yards through the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 6, which is 98th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Texas Tech Red Raiders kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,079 yards on 27 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average. Texas Tech is ranked 90th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 36 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 108th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 360 yards on special teams, ranking 82nd in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 21 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,994.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sooners are 8th in the country in points scored with 294. They have run 482 plays this year for 4,072 yards, which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Oklahoma Sooners average 8.4 yards per play, which is 1st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oklahoma has run for 1,396 yards as a unit, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 259 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. Oklahoma has been penalized on offense 41 times for 405 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. Baker Mayfield has passed for 2,347 yards this year. He's completed 149 throws while attempting 202 passes for a completion percentage of 73.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 200.4. He averages 13.1 adjusted yards per throw and 11.6 yards per pass attempt.
Oklahoma is 58th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 175. They have given up a total of 2,620 yards on D, which is 49th in D-1. The Sooners are 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 127 throws on 206 attempts against the Oklahoma defense this season, ranking them 59th and 35th in the nation. The Oklahoma Sooners pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,595 yards in the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 265 attempts for 1,025 yards this season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. The Sooners have had 32 penalties for 261 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Oklahoma is 73rd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 42 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 103rd in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 408 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Oklahoma Sooners average 19 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,522. The Sooners have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 79th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Oklahoma kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 705 yards on 16 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +21
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