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BUFFALO at KENT ST
Play On - A road team vs. the money line (BUFFALO) after 2 consecutive covers as a favorite, good team, winning 60-80% or more of their games on the season
44-31 over the last 5 seasons. ( 58.7% | 0.0 units )
3-3 this year. ( 50.0% | 0.0 units )
Total team: Marshall Thundering Herd (4-2 SU, 1-5 O/U)
This week: 56.5 at Middle Tennessee
The Thundering Herd’s defense is the main reason why they are 4-2 overall and off to a 2-0 start in the C-USA. Marshall is allowing just 117.8 rushing yards and 180.3 passing yards per contest. It has given up more than 23 points in regulation only once this season.
Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, is averaging only 176.9 yards per game through the air and running back William Pratcher, who rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s season opener, is out for the season.
The Under is 5-1 in Marshall’s last six overall and 5-1 in Middle Tennessee’s last six overall. It is 6-2 in Middle Tennessee’s last eight road games and 5-1 in its last six against opponents with winning records.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners (-7, 59)
Texas Tech worked its way to the top of the Big 12 under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury on the back of a strong passing attack. The ninth-ranked Red Raiders get their biggest test yet when they visit No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday. Texas Tech is averaging 416.4 passing yards but has yet to face a defense like the Sooners, who are surrendering the fewest yards in the Big 12.
Kingsbury is putting his faith in a pair of freshmen quarterbacks including Davis Webb, who delivered with 462 yards and two touchdowns in his first career road start at West Virginia last week. Oklahoma is allowing opposing passers a nation-low 149.7 yards but was burned by the big play in its lone loss against Texas. The Red Raiders notched road victories in two of their last three games but struggle running the ball - something they could be forced to go to against the Sooners.
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX.
LINE: Oklahoma opened as a 8-point favorite and has been bet down to -6.5. The total has moved from 59.5 to 59.
WEATHER: Temperatures in the mid 60s with a 49 percent chance of thunderstorms and wind blowing SSW at 7 mph.
TEXAS TECH (7-0, 4-0 Big 12, 5-2 ATS): The Red Raiders are second in the nation in passing yards but rank 98th in rushing average and are still waiting for their first 100-yard rusher this season. Kingsbury shifted from one freshman quarterback to another when Baker Mayfield (knee) got hurt, and Webb stepped right up like nothing ever happened with over 400 yards in each of the last two games - wins over Iowa State and West Virginia. Kingsbury is not sure which freshman will get the nod Saturday, depending on Mayfield’s health. “We’ll see how Baker feels and take it from there,” Kingsbury said.
OKLAHOMA (6-1, 3-1, 3-4 ATS): The Sooners roll the opposite way, leaning on the running game for an average of 227.9 yards while quarterback Blake Bell provides a dual threat under center. Oklahoma held the Longhorns under 200 yards passing in the 36-20 loss on Oct. 12, but were burned by passing touchdowns of 59 and 38 yards. The Sooners cleaned up those mistakes in a 34-19 victory at Kansas last week, holding the Jayhawks to a total of 16 passing yards.
ARIZONA at COLORADO
Play Against - A road team vs. the 1rst half line (ARIZONA) after outgaining opp by 125 or more total yards in their previous game against opponent after gaining 6.75 or more and allowing <=3.75 yards/play last game
46-18 over the last 10 seasons. ( 71.9% | 26.2 units )
5-3 this year. ( 62.5% | 1.7 units )
The Hokies have won nine straight games over the Blue Devils by an average of 24 points per game. They also have won six straight games since the opening loss to Alabama, and their defense is allowing 180 yards per game less than what their opponents are averaging on the season. While Duke can become bowl-eligible for a second straight season with a win, look for the rested Hokies coming off a bye to continue their march toward a possible ACC title-game berth.