Texas Tech vs. SMU Pick

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DALLAS, TX (The Spread) – The opening weekend of the college football season continues tonight when SMU hosts Texas Tech at 8PM ET on ESPN, live from Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

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Texas Tech went 8-5 last season and 6-7 against the spread while SMU was 7-6 last year and 8-5 against the spread. Texas Tech has won 14 straight meetings with SMU, but the Red Raiders have failed to cover in the last two encounters.

Odds: The oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Texas Tech is the slight favorite on the road, as the Red Raiders have a point spread of -4 against SMU. The over/under odds for the game has been set at 59 points.

Line Movement: The opening odds for this game had Texas Tech as a 6-point favorite. The spread reached a peak of 6.5 before falling back to 4 points. The over/under total opened at 59.5 points and climbed up to 60 before falling back to 59 points.

Public Betting: Of the wagers that have been placed on this game, 53% are going on Texas Tech with odds of -4 points at SMU tonight. Be sure to click on the public betting link to get the latest odds and betting percentages.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: Texas Tech has hit the over in its last 4 games and in 5 of its last 6 road games and 5 of its last 6 non-conference games. This is not a battle of great defenses, especially against the pass. Despite that, both teams are both heavy on passing the ball and know how to pile on the points. Texas Tech won’t change much about its style with Kliff Kingsbury as head coach and June Jones isn’t afraid to be aggressive on offense. Because of that, look for the two teams to hit the over of 59 points tonight.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 FREE PICK: TEXAS TECH/SMU OVER 59

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