The Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3) host the #7 overall Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) this weekend in a critical Big 12 matchup. Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM EST at AT&T Stadium and the game will be broadcast on ABC.
Taking a look at the Week 10 college football odds, Oklahoma opened as a 10.5-point road favorite earlier this week. That line has remained unchanged after early betting, as the Sooners are currently listed at -10. The total for the game is sitting at 78.5 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Texas Tech vs Oklahoma
Oklahoma improved to 7-1 overall last weekend after crushing Kansas State 51-14 at home last Saturday. The Sooners were clearly the better team on both sides of the ball, especially on offense where QB Kyler Murray put on another show. Murray has now thrown for 2,329 yards and 28 touchdowns in just eight games, while also adding almost 500 yards and another four touchdowns on the ground. He had four total against the Wildcats in Week 9, two of which were 57+ yard passing plays to WR CeeDee Lamb. Lamb and Marquise Brown have combined for a whopping 1,312 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Oklahoma has also been able to do a lot of damage on the ground, as they are currently averaging 237.2 rushing yards per game. As a whole, the Sooners are currently averaging a ridiculous 48.9 points per game (4th overall) on 548.3 yards of total offense.
Things haven’t looked quite as impressive on the other side of the ball for Oklahoma, as they are currently giving up 25.6 points per game to opponents on 380.9 total yards of offense. They have been somewhat middle of the road against both the rush and the pass, ranking 55th and 74th overall respectively.
Texas Tech lost a tough 40-31 decision against Iowa State last weekend to drop back to 5-3 on the season. The Red Raiders had a chance to make up some ground in the Big 12 standings but couldn’t find a way to shut down a tough Cyclones offense. QB Alan Bowman threw for over 300 yards but also got picked off a season-high three times in the loss. The freshman has completed 68.4% of his passes for 2,411 yards and 15 touchdowns in only eight games. However, he has now thrown seven interceptions in his last four starts, which needs to be addressed immediately if Texas Tech hopes to pull off a massive upset on Saturday. On the ground, the Red Raiders are currently averaging 151.6 rushing yards per game – RB Ta’Zhawn leads the way with 346 yards and 8 touchdowns. Overall, Texas Tech is currently averaging 42.3 points per game (10th overall) on 528.3 total yards of offense (7th). They also have the 3rd best passing attack in the country, averaging 376.8 yards per game through the air.
The Red Raiders have been below average defensively so far this season, allowing opponents to score an average of 28.1 points per game on 423.8 total yards of offense. They have really struggled against the pass, giving up an average of 283.4 yards per game through the air (118th overall).
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Texas Tech +10
This should easily be one of the most entertaining games on the schedule here in Week 10, as both of these teams can put up a lot of points in a hurry. It will certainly be a rare treat to watch two high-flying offenses go back and forth for four quarters, especially since they are averaging a combined 90+ points per game. Vegas certainly isn’t expecting a lot of defense to be played, as this matchup currently has the largest total on the board this weekend. While I still think Oklahoma will find a way to win this game on the road, I think that Texas Tech can make things interesting. They have really performed well against the spread as of late, going 4-1 ATS over their past five home games against the Sooners.
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Oklahoma is just 2-5 ATS over their past seven home games. They are also only 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a road favorite and 0-7 ATS over their last seven road games as a favorite of at least 10.5 points. The Red Raiders are a very impressive 4-1 ATS over their last five home games as an underdog of more than 10 points. They are also 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in the month of November and 5-2 ATS over their last seven games overall.
I can’t wait for the parade of touchdowns between these two teams on Saturday night. Both teams have been scoring at will all season long and all signs point to another high-scoring, close battle between these two rivals. Texas Tech has now covered the spread in five out of their last six games as a double-digit underdog. Although this one could go either way, I’ll give the edge against the spread to the Red Raiders since the crowd at AT&T will give the home team a huge boost. Give me the free points – I’ll roll with Texas Tech.