Texas Tech vs Texas College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/29/2019
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas -8
Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns host the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2019. The spread on this game has Texas as 8-point favorites. The Red Raiders are 6-4-1 ATS and 5-4-2 when betting on the total. The Longhorns are 6-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders played the Kansas State Wildcats and took the loss by a score of 30-27. SaRodorick Thompson paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 84 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per tote. R.J. Turner led the team in receiving yardage by earning 141 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 20.1 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Red Raiders was Jett Duffey who went 28/49 with 334 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 2 interceptions during the game. The Red Raiders ran the ball a total of 31 times and racked up 144 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. In the game, the Red Raiders earned a total of 26 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 92 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In all, they totaled 81 plays which added up to 512 yards. When discussing the defense, Texas Tech allowed 14 catches on 28 tries for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 372 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Red Raiders allowed 126 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 4-7 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 15th in the nation with 5,214 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.1 points per contest, putting them 55th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 157.3 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in the Big 12. The Red Raiders have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 28.6 points per game which has them at 7th in the Big 12. When it comes to yards on the ground, Texas Tech is allowing 164.9 yards per game which has them at 9th in the Big 12 and 74th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 71st in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,814 rushing yards through 11 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Red Raiders have allowed 3,484 yards. Teams are completing 60.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Texas Longhorns played the Baylor Bears and ended up taking the loss by a score of 24-10. Keaontay Ingram led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 68 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 86 yards by way of 7 carries which gave him an average of 12.3 yards per tote. Devin Duvernay was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 78 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 7.8 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 22/37 with 200 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Longhorns ran the ball 31 times and totaled 191 yards giving them an average of 6.2 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 68 plays for 391 yards. On the day, the Longhorns had a total of 21 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 104 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the defensive side of the ball, Texas gave up 17 catches on 27 tries totaling 228 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. For the game, they conceded 391 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Longhorns gave up 163 yards on 37 runs which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt allowed.
The Longhorns step onto the field holding a record of 6-5. Texas has made teams respect their running game by averaging 164.5 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 63rd in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,810 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Longhorns average 456 yards per game overall putting them 25th in D-1 and 5th in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns are allowing 29.4 points per contest ranking them 8th in the Big 12 and 78th in college football. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 323 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 146.1 yards per game ranking them 54th in D-1 and 6th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,607 yards on the ground and 11 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in D-1. They are allowing 298 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Longhorns are ranked 9th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Longhorns -8
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