Texas Tech vs West Virginia NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
Austin Kendall and the West Virginia Mountaineers host the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The spread on this contest has Texas Tech as 1-point favorites. The Red Raiders are 4-3-1 ATS and 4-3-1 when betting on the total. The Mountaineers are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders played the Kansas Jayhawks and were beaten 37-34. SaRodorick Thompson paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 80 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Dalton Rigdon was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 10.9 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Red Raiders was Jett Duffey who went 23/34 with 271 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Red Raiders rushed the ball a total of 45 times and generated 212 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. In the game, they finished with a total of 79 plays for 483 yards. For the contest, the Red Raiders racked up a total of 28 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 69 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas Tech conceded 26 catches on 37 attempts totaling 415 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.3%. On the ground, the Red Raiders conceded 112 yards on 32 attempts which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 527 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 for this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th in the Big 12 and 35th in Division 1 with 3,819 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.8 points per contest, putting them 56th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 173.8 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 29.4 points per contest which has them at 7th in the Big 12 Conference. In discussing rushing yards, Texas Tech is allowing 176.4 yards per game ranking them 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 84th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the Big 12 and 84th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,411 yards rushing through 8 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Red Raiders have allowed 2,429 yards. Opponents are completing 61.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.3 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the West Virginia Mountaineers went up against the Baylor Bears and lost 17-14. Leddie Brown led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 27 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 3.0 yards per tote. George Campbell was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 83 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 41.5 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Mountaineers was Austin Kendall who went 20/39 with 205 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The Mountaineers ran the ball 26 times and added 14 yards earning them an average of 0.5 yards per attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 65 plays for a total of 219 yards. In the game, the Mountaineers earned a total of 12 first downs and they totaled 11 penalties for 89 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When discussing the defense, West Virginia allowed 20 catches on 26 throws totaling 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.9%. Against the run, the Mountaineers allowed 176 yards on 56 tries which is an average of 3.1 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 453 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 3-5. West Virginia is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 78.9 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 128th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 631 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Mountaineers average 302.3 yards per game overall ranking them 122nd in Division 1 and 10th in the conference. The Mountaineers are conceding 31.4 points per game ranking them 8th in the Big 12 and 96th in the nation. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 251 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 178.8 yards per game ranking them 89th in Division 1 and 9th in the Big 12 Conference. This season, they have given up a total of 1,430 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are conceding 235.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Mountaineers are currently ranked 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Raiders -1
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