UTEP at Texas Tech NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Jones AT&T Stadium
Alan Bowman and the Texas Tech Red Raiders play the UTEP Miners at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Texas Tech opens this matchup as 34-point favorites. The over/under opens at 65.5.
In the last game they played, the UTEP Miners went up against the Houston Baptist Huskies and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 36-34. Treyvon Hughes paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 32 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for this contest. He ran for 144 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per run. Tre'Shon Wolf was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 96 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 48.0 yards per catch in this outing. Running the show from under center for the Miners was Brandon Jones who went 10/20 with 268 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 TD. He threw 1 interception in this game.
The Miners head into this matchup 1-0 for the 2019 season. They are one of the dangerous teams in C-USA and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yardage, they rank 4th in the conference and 32nd in the nation with 508 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Miners have compiled a total of 1 passing TD and 3 rushing TDs. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 36 points per game, ranking them 49th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 240 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference.
The Miners have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country giving up 34 points per contest, which has them at 9th in the conference and 97th in the country. When it comes to passing yards, the Miners have conceded 268 yards. Opponents are completing 73% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. They have allowed 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. In discussing yards rushing, UTEP is allowing 113 yards per game putting them 6th in C-USA and 62nd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush which has them at 6th in C-USA and 55th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 113 yards rushing through 1 contest.
In the last game they played, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took on the Montana State Bobcats and earned the win by a score of 45-10. Armand Shyne paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 69 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for a total of 125 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 11.4 yards per run. Xavier White was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 107 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 21.4 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Red Raiders was Alan Bowman who went 40/53 with 436 yards by way of passing and threw 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Red Raiders have one of the best offenses in the nation. When looking at their ability to score points, the Red Raiders sit in 6th in the conference and 25th out of all the teams in the country with an average of 45 points per contest. Texas Tech is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 255 yards per game, putting them 26th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 255 yards rushing through 1 contest, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Red Raiders average 691 yards per contest overall which has them at 3rd in the nation and 1st in the conference.
The Red Raiders are allowing 10 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 26th in Division 1. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 10 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 127 yards per game ranking them 69th in Division 1 and 5th in the conference. This year, they have allowed a total of 127 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the best units in the country. They are conceding 162 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Red Raiders sit in 5th in the Big 12 Conference. They have allowed 1 passing TD for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Miners +34
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