Texas Tech at Iowa State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Jack Trice Stadium
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Jack Trice Stadium to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 5 point favorites. The Red Raiders have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Cyclones have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
10/21/18 S Christian Taylor Hand is questionable Saturday vs Iowa State
10/21/18 OL Paul Stawarz Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Iowa 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
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
10/21/18 QB Kyle Kempt Knee is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
10/21/18 DB Lawrence White Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Texas Tech
10/21/18 DL Ray Lima Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
09/17/18 LB Bobby McMillen III ACL is out for season
08/24/18 DB Dallas Taylor-Cortez Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 DB Jaeveyon Morton Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Joseph Scates Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Tayvonn Kyle Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 307. They have run 616 plays this season for 3,853 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The Red Raiders average 6.3 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 1,172 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in the country. They've run 297 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 58 times for 531 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the nation in penalties. Alan Bowman has thrown for 2,088 yards this season. He has completed 174 passes on 245 attempts for a completion percentage of 71%. His quarterback rating this year is 158.2. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas Tech is 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 185. They have surrendered a total of 2,957 yards on D, which is 87th in Division 1. The Red Raiders are ranked 85th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 152 passes on 281 attempts against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense this season, placing them 101st and 124th in the country. The Texas Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 2,017 yards through the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 227 attempts for 940 yards this year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. The Red Raiders have committed 54 penalties for 445 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 85th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is ranked 80th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 71 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 84th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 401 yards on special teams, ranking 40th in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 7th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,325. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 9, which is 41st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. Texas Tech Red Raiders kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,367 yards on 33 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 74th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cyclones have run for 741 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in the nation. They've run 202 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 32 times for 296 yards so far this year, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 116th in Division 1 in points scored with 148. They have run 381 plays this year for 2,161 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa State Cyclones average 5.7 yards per play, which is 68th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 113 1st downs this season, ranking them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Brock Purdy has completed 36 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 75%. He has passed for 572 yards this year. He averages 13 adjusted yards per throw and 11.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 214.9.
The Iowa State Cyclones rush defense has given up 222 attempts for 662 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the country against the run. They have had 40 penalties for 405 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in Division 1. Iowa State is 27th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 136. They have given up a total of 1,900 yards on D, which is 6th in the nation. The Cyclones are 28th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 100 throws on 162 attempts against the Iowa State defense this season, ranking them 9th and 2nd in the country. The Iowa State Cyclones pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,238 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Iowa State kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,175 yards on 30 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 103rd in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa State is 95th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 74 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 56th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 230 yards on special teams, which puts them 102nd in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 21 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,465.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +5
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