Kansas State vs Texas Tech NCAA Football Game Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech +1
Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats travel to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The spread on this game has Kansas State as 1-point favorites. The Wildcats are 7-3-0 ATS and 3-7-0 when betting on the total. The Red Raiders are 5-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 6-3-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Kansas State Wildcats faced the West Virginia Mountaineers and were defeated 24-20. James Gilbert led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 32 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 60 yards by way of 13 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Dalton Schoen was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 84 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 42.0 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 24/39 with 299 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. The Wildcats ran the ball 38 times and earned a total of 122 yards which earned them an average of 3.2 yards per rush. In the game, they totaled 77 plays for 421 yards. On the day, the Wildcats had a total of 23 first downs and they had 7 infractions for 72 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kansas State gave up 20 catches on 30 throws for a total of 234 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Overall, they gave up 321 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. On the ground, the Wildcats gave up 87 yards on 27 carries which is an average of 3.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 6-4 in 2019. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 85th in the country with 3,854 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.1 points per game, which has them at 53rd in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 192.9 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the Big 12. The Wildcats have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 21.4 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the Big 12. In discussing yards on the ground, Kansas State is allowing 163.5 yards per contest which has them at 7th in the Big 12 and 71st in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.2 yards per carry which has them at 10th in the conference and 114th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,635 yards rushing through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wildcats have allowed 1,925 yards. Opponents are completing 60.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went up against the TCU Horned Frogs and were beaten 33-31. Leading the way at QB for the Red Raiders was Jett Duffey who went 19/33 with 333 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick in the game. Jett Duffey led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 42 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per run. R.J. Turner was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 116 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 38.7 yards per reception for the game. The Red Raiders ran the ball 18 times and racked up a total of 69 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Red Raiders totaled 16 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 46 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 51 plays for a total of 402 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Texas Tech gave up 25 completions on 42 attempts totaling 323 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. For the game, they conceded a total of 549 yards but didn't get any takeaways. In the running game, the Red Raiders gave up 226 yards on 53 runs which is an average of 4.3 yards per run allowed.
The Red Raiders come into this matchup with a record of 4-6. Texas Tech is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 158.6 rushing yards per game, putting them 70th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,586 yards rushing through 10 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Red Raiders average 470.2 yards per game overall ranking them 16th in the nation and 4th in the Big 12. The Red Raiders are conceding 28.5 points per contest ranking them 7th in the Big 12 Conference and 74th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the most anemic groups in the nation. They are allowing 310 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Red Raiders are ranked 10th in the Big 12 Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 285 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 168.8 yards per game ranking them 78th in college football and 9th in the Big 12 Conference. This season, they have given up a total of 1,688 yards rushing and 19 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +1
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