Houston at Texas Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Houston Cougars at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Cougars have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
09/04/18 LB Darrion Owens Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
09/09/18 DB Jah'Shawn Johnson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Houston
09/09/18 QB McLane Carter Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Houston
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 Houston Cougars have run for 548 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 77 times, averaging 7.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 12 times for 94 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 24th in the nation in points scored with 90. They have run 142 plays this season for 1,122 yards, which ranks them 36th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 7.9 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 51 1st downs this year, placing them 35th overall as an offensive unit. D'Eriq King averages 9.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 34 passes on 58 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 180.4. He has thrown for 566 yards this season.
The Cougars rush defense has allowed 93 attempts for 297 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. Houston has committed 14 penalties for 142 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 98th in college football. They are 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 45. They have surrendered a total of 970 yards on D, which is 112th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 52 passes on 91 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, placing them 113th and 123rd in Division 1. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 673 yards through the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 438 yards on 10 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average. The Cougars average 27 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,174.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders are 12th in the country in points scored with 104. They have run 180 plays this year for 1,161 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 6.5 yards per play, which is 44th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 68 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 420 yards as a unit, which ranks 43rd in college football. They've run 89 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. Texas Tech has been penalized on offense 6 times for 80 yards so far this year, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. Alan Bowman has passed for 555 yards this year. He's completed 51 throws while attempting 74 passes for a completion percentage of 68.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 145.3. He averages 8.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Texas Tech is 72nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 47. They have given up a total of 728 yards on D, which is 67th in D-1. The Red Raiders are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 32 throws on 64 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, ranking them 47th and 73rd in the nation. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 416 yards in the air, which is 64th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 70 attempts for 312 yards this season, putting them in 82nd place in the country against the run. The Red Raiders have had 11 penalties for 64 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is 100th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 57 punt return yards and average 28.5 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 149 yards on special teams, which puts them 25th in kick return yardage. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 25 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,367. Texas Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 358 yards on 9 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 88th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars
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