Baylor at Texas Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 7 point favorites. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 8-3-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread. The Bears have an ATS record of 4-6-1 while their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 4-6-1 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/12/18 QB Charlie Brewer Not Suspended is upgraded to probable Saturday vs TCU
11/11/18 DE Greg Roberts Possible Suspension is questionable Saturday vs TCU
11/08/18 WR Gavin Holmes ACL is out for season
10/16/18 DE Deonte Williams Arm is out for season
09/19/18 WR Tony Nicholson Left Team is out for season
09/03/18 OL Josh Malin Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 DT Micheal Johnson Dismissed is out for season
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/16/18 DL Nelson Mbanasor Transferred is out for season
11/14/18 RB Ta'Zhawn Henry Toe is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
11/11/18 QB Alan Bowman Lung is doubtful Saturday vs Kansas State
11/11/18 FB Connor Killian Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
11/11/18 LB Dakota Allen Knee is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
11/11/18 OL Jacob Hines Knee is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
11/11/18 RB Mason Reed Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
11/11/18 OL Paul Stawarz Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
08/14/18 DB Octavious Morgan Knee is out indefinitely
06/25/18 WR JoJo Robinson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
06/25/18 WR Quan Shorts Legal problems is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baylor Bears have run for 1,744 yards as a team, which ranks 75th in college football. They've run 405 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 83 times for 833 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. They are 74th in the nation in points scored with 304. They have run 824 plays this season for 4,822 yards, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Bears average 5.9 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 273 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Charlie Brewer averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 197 passes on 326 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.3. He has thrown for 2,327 yards this season.
The Bears rush defense has allowed 384 attempts for 2,000 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. Baylor has committed 69 penalties for 620 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 73rd in college football. They are 96th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 350. They have surrendered a total of 4,604 yards on D, which is 87th in the country. The Bears are ranked 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 208 passes on 336 attempts against the Baylor Bears defense this season, placing them 80th and 71st in Division 1. The Baylor pass defense has also given up a total of 2,604 yards through the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baylor Bears have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 14, which is 32nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Baylor Bears kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 32 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,042 yards on 48 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 41st in Division 1 in punting average. Baylor is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 105 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 86th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 496 yards on special teams, ranking 70th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 18 yards per kick return and they are 38th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,423.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders are 15th in the country in points scored with 424. They have run 905 plays this year for 5,465 yards, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 6 yards per play, which is 55th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 299 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 1,481 yards as a unit, which ranks 105th in college football. They've run 407 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. Texas Tech has been penalized on offense 87 times for 800 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the country in penalties. Jett Duffey has passed for 1,221 yards this year. He's completed 104 throws while attempting 154 passes for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.5. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Texas Tech is 89th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 338. They have given up a total of 4,909 yards on D, which is 108th in D-1. The Red Raiders are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 224 throws on 403 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, ranking them 107th and 122nd in the nation. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,152 yards in the air, which is 126th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 420 attempts for 1,757 yards this season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. The Red Raiders have had 76 penalties for 662 yards on defense this year. That places them 94th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is 95th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 102 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 78th in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 711 yards on special teams, which puts them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 23 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,278. The Red Raiders have tried 17 field goals this year and made 17, which is 19th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94%. Texas Tech kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 52 for 53 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,074 yards on 50 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 47th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Raiders -7
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