Texas Tech at Texas College Football Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field to play the Texas Longhorns on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 11 point favorites. The Red Raiders are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Longhorns are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-7-0.
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Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/12/17 WR Derrick Willies Disciplinary is "?" Saturday vs. TCU
11/12/17 FB Mason Reed Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. TCU
11/12/17 DB Willie Sykes Disciplinary is "?" Saturday vs. TCU
11/08/17 DB D.J. Polite-Bray Disciplinary is out for season
11/06/17 DL Houston Miller Leg is out for season
11/06/17 DL Lonzell Gilmore Leg is out for season
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
11/12/17 DL Andrew Fitzgerald Knee is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 TE Garrett Gray Knee is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 OL Garrett Thomas Knee is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 LB Jeffrey McCulloch Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 DB P.J Locke III Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/07/17 DB Holton Hill Suspension is out for season
09/25/17 DL Chris Daniels Transferred has left the team
09/18/17 OL Connor Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/12/17 OL Patrick Hudson Knee out for season
08/24/17 DB Eric Cuffee Wrist out indefinitely
08/23/17 TE Andrew Beck Foot out for season
08/14/17 OL Elijah Rodriguez Ankle out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 26th in the country in points scored with 385. They have run 827 plays this year for 5,226 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. The Red Raiders average 6.3 yards per play, which is 31st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 1,637 yards as a unit, which ranks 79th in college football. They've run 391 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 86 times for 838 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the country in penalties. Nic Shimonek has passed for 3,451 yards this year. He's completed 292 throws while attempting 426 passes for a completion percentage of 68.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 154.5. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
Texas Tech is 102nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 358. They have given up a total of 4,826 yards on D, which is 105th in D-1. The Red Raiders are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 275 throws on 425 attempts against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense this season, ranking them 127th and 126th in the nation. The Texas Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,086 yards in the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 404 attempts for 1,741 yards this season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. The Red Raiders have had 61 penalties for 608 yards on defense this year. That places them 78th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is 77th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 69 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 103rd in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 611 yards on special teams, which puts them 73rd in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,906. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have tried 18 field goals this year and made 8, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 44%. Texas Tech Red Raiders kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 50 for 52 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,915 yards on 47 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Longhorns have run for 1,586 yards as a team, which ranks 89th in college football. They've run 432 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texas Longhorns have been penalized on offense 80 times for 750 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in the nation in points scored with 327. They have run 849 plays this season for 4,512 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. Texas averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 100th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 231 1st downs this year, placing them 57th overall as an offensive unit. Shane Buechele averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 129 passes on 197 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.8. He has thrown for 1,344 yards this season.
The Texas Longhorns rush defense has allowed 394 attempts for 1,206 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. Texas has committed 72 penalties for 539 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in college football. They are 35th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 233. They have surrendered a total of 3,968 yards on D, which is 42nd in the country. The Longhorns are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 223 passes on 375 attempts against the Texas defense this season, placing them 106th and 105th in Division 1. The Texas Longhorns pass defense has also given up a total of 2,762 yards through the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Longhorns have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 7, which is 121st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 47%. Texas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,075 yards on 64 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 1st in Division 1 in punting average. Texas is ranked 57th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 144 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 41st in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 539 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The Texas Longhorns average 23 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,195.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +11
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