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The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be on the road to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys in this week 4 game. Texas Tech comes in 2-1 SU and ATS while Oklahoma State is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS. This is a match-up between a couple of the most high powered offenses in the nation. Expect lots of points in this one.
The Red Raiders Hoping to Keep Their Air Attack Going
The Red Raiders are coming off of an outstanding game. They put up 63 points against Houston and true freshman QB Alan Bowman threw for 605 yards and five touchdowns in the win. The problem is their offense does not have great balance but they still are putting up huge numbers on the ground as well as through the air. They have always been a very pass happy offense, they’re averaging 448.7 passing yards per game and 175.7 on the ground.
Clearly offense is not where they Red Raiders issues are. It’s on the defensive side of the ball that they struggle. They’re allowing over 450 total yards per game to their opponents while surrendering 32 points per game.
With an offense like that and a defense that can’t stop anybody you can expect to see some points scored in this one.
Oklahoma State Still Undefeated
Oklahoma State has yet to lose a game this season and their offense is a big reason why. They’ve yet to score less than 44 points in any of their first three games and should not have much of an issue scoring in bunches against Texas Tech in this one.
The Cowboys offense is much more balanced than the Red Raiders. Oklahoma State passes for 333.3 per game and rushes for 257.0. Junior running back Justice Hill is leading their rushing attack with 277 yards on the season with four touchdowns. Look for him to be a key factor in this one for the Cowboys.
- Cowboys are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
- Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Red Raiders are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Red Raiders are 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 games in September.
- Red Raiders are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games on fieldturf.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
This is going to be a fun one to watch. Expect both teams to be running up and down the field all game long. With two explosive offensives like this it’s hard to see how Oklahoma State will be able to hold Texas Tech down enough to cover a nearly two touchdown spread and with Oklahoma State being just 3-7 in their last 10 conference games the play here is Texas Tech.
Prediction: Texas Tech +13
Full-Game Total Pick
There is no way with two offenses like this I would ever feel comfortable taking the under. There are quite a few over trends going in this match-up to back up that feeling as well. The over is 20-7 in Texas Tech’s last 27 against teams with winning records, it’s also 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
The over is 7-2 in Oklahoma State’s last 9 games overall and 19-7 in their last 26 conference games. The play is the over.
Prediction: Over 79.5