You can catch this week’s 13 CFB game between the Red Raiders and Longhorns on ABC at 7:30 (11/24/23). The matchup will take place at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin (TX). The Longhorns are set as 13.5 point favorites at home in this Big 12 showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Longhorns -13.5
This game will be played at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 24th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS LONGHORNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 34-20 in favor of Texas.
- Not only will Texas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 53 points, and we like the over with a projected 54 points.
Are the Red Raiders Ready for a Win at Austin?
The Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the Texas with a 6-5 record, including 2-2 on the road and 3-2 at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with Texas, the Red Raiders have been favored in seven games and the underdog in two. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-5.
Over the course of 11 games, the average over/under line in Texas Tech’s matchups has been 57.3 points. These games have had an average combined score of 52.9 points, leading to an OU record of 3-6.
Texas Tech comes into the game with an offense averaging 28.6, which places them at 50th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 56th nationally, with an average of 233.2 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 49th in the nation, with 401 rushing attempts per game for the season.
The Red Raiders defense comes into the game with 18 sacks, and ranked 1st in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed, they are giving up 24.3 points per game (92nd). When it comes to defending the pass, they are ranked 98th in the NCAA, allowing an average of 226.6 passing yards per game. Additionally, Texas Tech’s run defense comes in allowing 155.3 rushing yards per contest.
Can the Longhorns Pull Off a Home Win?
The Texas Longhorns take on the Texas Tech with a 10-1 record, including 5-1 on the road and 4-0 at home.
Against the spread, Texas has gone 5-5 this season. The Longhorns have been favored nine times compared to one game as the underdog.
After 11 games, the average over/under line in Texas’ matches stands at 53.8 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 51.3 points, resulting in an OU record of 2-7-1.
The Longhorns come into their matchup vs. Texas Tech 37th in college football at 412 rushing attempts per game. This has translated to an average of 178.5 rushing yards per game, placing them 39th nationally. Additionally, they’ve been airing it out 32.1 times each game, accumulating an average of 276.3 passing yards. In terms of scoring, they stand 26th, with 33.1 points per game.
On defense, the Longhorns defense has 29 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. So far, teams are scoring 18.2 points per game against them (63rd). In terms of pass defense, they’re ranked 145th in the NCAA, allowing 253.9 passing yards per game. Moreover, Texas’ run defense is allowing 82.7 rushing yards per contest.