Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners: Preview and Pick
9 Replies | 126 ViewsOn 10/20/2013 08:16 PM in NCAA Football
The Texas Tech Red Raiders want to prove that they are not an over rated team. They come into this game undefeated, but many experts are skeptical and think that they don’t have what it takes to be a force in the National BCS picture. That will truly bet tested this weekend when they head to Norman to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners are still looking to prove that they belong and if they can expose the Red Raiders it would actually become a signature win for this team.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners Odds
The college football odds for this game opened up with the Sooners listed as (-7) point favorites. This is mainly due to the fact that the game is being played in Oklahoma and that many people still do not believe in the Red Raiders has a powerhouse in the college football landscape. However it is interesting to know that the line has already moved and can be found at -6.5 at several of the top rated sportsbooks so make sure to check out the latest line before making a wager on this game.
The Red Raiders are undefeated but made some changes on special teams. Tech coaches promised changes in special teams after those units had a bad game against Iowa State, and there were several. The most obvious moves were with return-game personnel.
Slot receiver Jordan Davis took over punt returns. He fielded all five cleanly and returned two, the longest for 11 yards. This little change goes unnoticed, but may be the difference in the big game against the Sooners.
The college football betting trends for this game reveal that the home team holds serve in this meeting as they are 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in the last seven meetings, but the other trends are not so positive for either team.
The Red Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game, 1-4 ATS when playing a team with a winning record, but they are 6-2 ATS in the last eight games on the college football highway.
The Sooners are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. And 3-8 ATS in the last 11 games after a win.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.