It has been a rough year for the teams that play in Texas, but there will be some state pride on the line this Friday when all 4 Big 12 teams out of Texas go head to head. TCU and Texas meet earlier in the day, and that will be followed by the Texas Tech Raiders heading to Arlington to take on the Baylor Bears. Neither team has done very much to impress this season, but they always seem to deliver a good one when they meet up. This is particularly true of you are a fan of football with very little defensive prowess on display. The last 6 meetings between these two has seen the winning team put at least 45 points on the board, so this might be one where you want to strap in and hold on for dear life. Get the chips and beer by your side, as getting up for a refill might just mean missing a score. The Baylor Beas come into this one as a 5.5-point betting odds favorite.
In Depth Analysis On The Week 13 College Football Betting Lines: Red Raiders At Bears
When: Friday, November 25 at 6 PM EST
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders
You hate to accuse a team of quitting before the season is over, but it certainly looks as though the 3-8 Texas Tech Red Raiders have thrown in the towel. How else to explain a performance last week against an offensively weak Iowa State team that somehow managed to rack up over 600 yards of total offense? Tech have only one win in their last 7 games, but it was their 1-point loss to Oklahoma State a couple of weeks back that seemed to be the end of the road for this team. They have played a lot of their losses close this season, but that 66-10 loss to Iowa State last week tells you where they are at right now. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-2 ATS as an underdog this season, so they cannot be totally overlooked.
Why bet on the Baylor Bears
If we are going to spend some time talking about blowouts, then the Baylor Bears should be included in the conversation. They have seen their season go off the rails, losing 4-straight and giving up 184 points in the process. This is just another in a long list of reasons why this game seems destined to be a shootout of epic proportions. The Baylor offense has not been terrible in those losses, but they have simply been unable to keep pace with the points being leaked defensively. Baylor are a woeful 2-8 ATS this season, and ae just 2-5 ATS versus conference foes.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is the last chance for either of these teams to show something this regular season, but are either of them prepared to take it? I think Baylor will step up and win this one in a high-scoring game. I also like then to cover.