Texas Tech Red Raiders at Baylor Bears: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 357 ViewsOn 11/10/2013 08:21 AM in NCAA Football
The Baylor Bears took on the challenge of playing the Oklahoma Sooners and answered with a resounding win that made people believe that the Bears are more than just a flashy offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders started off the season on a good winning streak, but have since fallen on hard times. This current losing pattern may allow the Bears to overlook this team and that would be a huge mistake. If the Bears are not careful, the Red Raiders could pull off the upset.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Baylor Bears Odds
The college football odds for this game will favor the Bears at home. The Bears have extra time to rest for this game after last taking the field on a Thursday night. With the way the Red Raiders are playing, this line could move higher and higher in the favor of the Bears. Check out your top rated sports betting outlet to get the latest point spread for this game leading up to kickoff.
Baylor is off to an 8-0 start to the season for the first time in program history and a 5-0 league start for the first time since 1985. The Bears are ranked No. 5 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll. That AP ranking is Baylor's highest since 1953. The Bears are sixth in the latest edition of the BCS Standings. They have made enough noise to be considered a contender and cannot afford to lose this game.
The Bears currently lead the country in scoring with 61.0 points per game and total offense while defensively the Bears are sixth in scoring and ninth in total defense Baylor notched a 52-45 overtime win over TTU last season in Arlington. The Red Raiders lead the all-time series between the two schools 36-34-1, but the Bears have won the last two games in the series. The series is tied 2-2 when the game is played at a neutral site.
The sixth-ranked Bears will move up a rung in Sunday’s BCS news, maybe two. Upward movement from there will be grudging, at best. Of the five teams ahead of the Bears going into Thursday, none has a more difficult road to Pasadena. The Bears have to keep winning and winning big or they will be over looked as the season ends.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Baylor Bears 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.