Texas Tech is Underdog in NCAAF Odds for Week 9 vs. Oklahoma

Texas Tech is Underdog in NCAAF Odds for Week 9 vs. Oklahoma

Written by on October 24, 2017

Looking for an offensive showcase in Week 9? I give you the Big 12 matchup between Texas Tech and No. 10 Oklahoma. The Sooners might not punt once in this game. Oklahoma is nearly a three-TD favorite in the NCAAF odds.

Texas Tech at Oklahoma Week 9 NCAAF Odds & Game Info

When: Saturday, October 28th, 8 PM ETWhere: Memorial Stadium, NormanTV: ABCStream: WatchESPNRadio: 97.3 FM (Texas Tech) / KOKC-FM 103.1 (Oklahoma)Opening NCAAF Odds: OU -20.5 (75)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 7°C/45°F
  • Humidity: 36%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 3 mph N
  • Cloud Cover: 1%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Last Meeting

Oklahoma beat TTU in one of the highest-scoring games ever last year, 66-59. Sooners QB Baker Mayfield passed for seven touchdowns and 545 yards in a game that broke the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708. Mayfield completed 27 of 36 passes and broke the school game touchdown mark of six held by Landry Jones. His TD passes went for 56, 49, 23, 23, 43, 34 and 15 yards. Joe Mixon caught three touchdowns passes and Dede Westbrook had two for the Sooners. Mayfield is still around but the other two are in the NFL. Pat Mahomes threw for five touchdowns and 734 yards for Texas Tech. His passing yards total tied the NCAA record. Mahomes is now in the NFL.Texas Tech and Oklahoma will be meeting for the 25th time Saturday as the Sooners lead the overall series with a 18-6 advantage.

Updated College Football Championship Odds – October 24th Edition

Latest NCAAF Odds Trends for Week 9

  • Red Raiders are 5-2 ATS in the  last 7 games on the road
  • Red Raiders are 0-5 SU in the  last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Texas Tech’s last 5 games on the road
  • Sooners are 1-4 ATS in the  last 5 games
  • Sooners are 16-1 SU in the  last 17 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Oklahoma’s last 5 games

Why Bet on Texas Tech?

The Red Raiders were upset 31-13 at Iowa State last week and they are starting their usual late-season fade. ISU held the Red Raiders (4-3, 1-3) to 336 yards, well below Tech’s six-game average of 543 yards. Nic Shimonek completed 31 of 40 passes for 207 yards with an interception. The Red Raiders ran the ball 41 times for 129 yards, which is unusual for that pass-happy team.“It was more the looks we were getting,” Coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “We felt like we could execute the run at a high level, and we didn’t. Turned the ball over a couple of times got us off schedule.”The Texas Tech defense is coming off a solid performance, though as the Red Raiders essentially shut out the Cyclones during the second half. Iowa State’s only touchdown during the final 30 minutes came on a 61-yard interception return. The Cyclones scored 10 of its points on drives that started on the Tech side of the field.Texas Tech remains among the national leaders in turnover margin this week as the Red Raiders rank 15th nationally and second in the Big 12 in the category at plus-7 on the season. Tech also ranks 12th in the country with 16 forced turnovers (9 interceptions, 7 fumbles).Opponents are currently averaging 134.9 rushing yards per game this season, a drastic improvement on a year ago where Texas Tech was giving up over 100 yards more per game on the ground (238.6 yards per game). The Red Raiders currently rank 37th nationally in rushing defense up from 116th a year ago. Tech has not finished in the top 50 of the category since 2009.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 40.29
  • Total Yards: 514
  • Pass Yards: 351.86
  • Rush Yards: 162.14
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 30.86
  • Total Yards: 426.15
  • Pass Yards: 291.29
  • Rush Yards: 134.86

Why Bet on Oklahoma?

The Sooners (6-1) won at Kansas State 42-35 last week.  Rodney Anderson ran 22 yards for the go-ahead score with seven seconds left, and Mayfield threw for 410 yards and accounted for four touchdowns. Anderson finished with 147 yards rushing for the Sooners, who trailed 21-10 at the break.The last time OU trailed by double-digits at halftime and won was a 31-24 double-overtime victory at Tennessee in 2015 (trailed 17-3 at half). After giving up 316 yards in the first half (9.6 yards per play), the Sooners allowed 96 yards in the second half (4.2 per play). Additionally, the Wildcats rushed for 256 yards on 24 carries in the first half (10.7 average) but just 12 yards on 18 carries after halftime (0.7 per carry).Are the Sooners a safe bet in Week 9?It was the Sooners’ nation-leading 14th consecutive true road victory, and it extended their run of dominance in Manhattan. They haven’t lost to the Wildcats in their home stadium since 1996. Mayfield has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 33 straight games, or every game of his OU career, to extend his own school record and the longest active streak in FBS. He’s also thrown at least two TD passes in 20 consecutive games (59 TDs to 10 INTs during the stretch), extending his own Big 12 record. His 479 yards of total offense gave him 13,269 for his career and passing Missouri’s Brad Smith (13,088) for fifth in Big 12 history.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 42
  • Total Yards: 583
  • Pass Yards: 382.29
  • Rush Yards: 200.71
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 25
  • Total Yards:
  • Pass Yards: 227.86
  • Rush Yards: 146.43

Series History

OU has won each of its last five meetings against Texas Tech, averaging 50.0 points, 578.8 yards and 299.2 rushing yards per game during the stretch. The Sooners have scored at least 38 points in each of their last seven games against the Red Raiders. This marks the first time since the 2011 season that OU enters its game versus Texas Tech ranked higher in total offense or passing offense than the Red Raiders. OU ranks second nationally in total offense (584.6 ypg) and passing offense (382.3), while Tech ranks seventh in both categories (514.0 and 351.9).Texas Tech’s two wins in Norman all-time came during 1996 (22-12) and 2011 (41-38) seasons.
  • Total Meetings: 24
  • First Meeting: September 3rd, 1992. Lubbock, Texas
  • Last Meeting: October 22ns, 2016. Lubbock, Texas
  • All-Time Series: Oklahoma 6-18-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Oklahoma Sooners 60-15
  • Longest Win Streak: Oklahoma 5 (2000-2004)
  • Current Win Streak: Oklahoma 5 (2012-2016)

Expert Prediction &  NCAAF Odds Pick for Week 9

This should be the highest-scoring game of the week. Texas Tech covers in the NCAAF odds as Oklahoma has a huge one vs. Oklahoma State next week.
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