Facing off at 5:00 on Saturday, November 18th is the UCF Knights and Texas Tech Red Raiders. This game will be played at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock TX. Carrying the game is FS2. The Red Raiders are set as 2.5 point favorites at home in this Big 12 showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?
UCF KNIGHTS VS TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders -2.5
This game will be played at Jones AT&T Stadium at 5:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-29 in favor of Texas Tech.
- Not only will Texas Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 60.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 61 points.
Do the Knights Have a Shot at a Road Win?
This season, the UCF Knights are currently 5-5. So far this season, they have played five road games and four at home.
Against the spread, UCF has gone 3-6 this season. The Knights have been favored six times compared to three games as the underdog.
So far this season, the average over/under line for UCF’s games has been 59.7 points. The Knights have an over/under record of 5-4 heading into this week’s game.
UCF enters the game on offense with an average of 34, ranking them 24th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 40th in the nation, with an average of 260.8 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 3rd in rushing yards, with an average of 411 rushing attempts per game this season.
UCF’s defense enters the game ranked 147th in passing yards allowed per game. Opponents throw the ball an average of 29.8 times against the Knights. They have given up 26.8 PPG, which ranks 101st in college football. In terms of rushing yards allowed, they stand at 153rd in the NCAA.
Do the Red Raiders Have a Shot at a Home Win?
This season, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are currently 5-5. So far this season, they have played four road games and four at home.
Texas Tech’s average scoring differential for the season is +4.7 leading to an ATS mark of 4-4. The Red Raiders have been favored six times and the underdog in two games
So far this season, the average over/under line for Texas Tech’s games has been 57.1 points. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 3-5 heading into this week’s game.
The Red Raiders’ offense is set to face UCF while averaging 169.7 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 56th for rushing yards and 63rd for passing yards, with an average of 230.9 yards per matchup. Overall, Texas Tech is putting up 29.1 points per game, which is 48th nationally.
As we head into this week’s game, the Texas Tech defense ranks 89th for points allowed, with an average of 24.4 points per game. Teams have been gaining 224.4 passing yards per game against them (87th nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 147 rushing yards, placing them 80th in college football.