Kansas at Texas Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Jones AT&T Stadium to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 18 point favorites. The Jayhawks have an ATS record of 3-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
10/14/18 S Mike Lee Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
10/14/18 WR Quan Hampton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
10/14/18 QB Alan Bowman Lung is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 S Christian Taylor Hand is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 OL Madison Akamnonu Leg is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 QB McLane Carter Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 WR Myller Royals Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 OL Paul Stawarz Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 WR T.J. Vasher Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/14/18 OL Travis Bruffy Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
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 Kansas Jayhawks are 91st in Division 1 in points scored with 166. They have run 394 plays this season for 2,085 yards, which ranks them 107th in the nation in total offense. The Jayhawks average 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas has run for 995 yards as a team, which ranks 84th in the country. They've run 211 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 38 times for 319 yards so far this season, which has them 81st in the nation in penalties. Peyton Bender has thrown for 686 yards this season. He has completed 70 passes on 115 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.5. He averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Kansas is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 159. They have surrendered a total of 2,407 yards on D, which is 65th in Division 1. The Jayhawks are ranked 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 107 passes on 177 attempts against the Kansas Jayhawks defense this season, placing them 44th and 33rd in the country. The Kansas pass defense has also given up a total of 1,344 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 235 attempts for 1,063 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. The Jayhawks have committed 45 penalties for 430 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 101st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas is ranked 95th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 33 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 113th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 180 yards on special teams, ranking 105th in kick return yardage. The Jayhawks average 23 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,298. The Kansas Jayhawks have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 5, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Kansas Jayhawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,692 yards on 39 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders have run for 1,060 yards as a team, which ranks 76th in the nation. They've run 262 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 51 times for 470 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 18th in Division 1 in points scored with 259. They have run 532 plays this year for 3,300 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 6.2 yards per play, which is 39th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 179 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Jett Duffey has completed 36 throws while attempting 60 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 455 yards this year. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.4.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders rush defense has given up 198 attempts for 853 yards this season, putting them in 40th place in the country against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 383 yards on defense this year. That places them 81st in Division 1. Texas Tech is 71st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 169. They have given up a total of 2,649 yards on D, which is 88th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 240 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, ranking them 98th and 116th in the country. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,796 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have tried 8 field goals this year and made 7, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Texas Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,231 yards on 30 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average. Texas Tech is 98th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 70 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 335 yards on special teams, which puts them 50th in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 22 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,705.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +18
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