Texas Tech vs. SMU Odds

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DALLAS, TX (The Spread) – A pair of high-powered offenses meet on Friday night as SMU hosts Texas Tech at 8PM ET on ESPN.

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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.

Trends show that Texas Tech is 0-6 against the spread in its last 6 games overall and 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on fieldturf. SMU has covered the spread in their last 6 home games and is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 non-conference contests.

According to 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 (View Matchup). 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.

SMU is in its sixth season under head coach June Jones, and the Mustangs have won at least seven games the last four years. This year’s squad has 12 starters back from last season, led by quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who threw for 2,932 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. Gilbert has three of his top four receivers back from last year, but has three new starters on the offensive line. Defensively, SMU has five starters back from a group that allowed 25.7 points and 396 yards per game in 2012. The unit should be solid in the secondary, as it returns all four starters, including safety Jay Scott and cornerback Kenneth Acker, who combined for 22 pass deflections and four interceptions last season.

Texas Tech went 8-5 last season, but lost its head coach to Cincinnati. In steps former Red Raider quarterback Kliff Kingsbury as the new coach. He inherits a team that has 15 starters back. On offense, Texas Tech is breaking in a new starting quarterback, but has running back Kenny Williams back after rushing for 824 yards a season ago. Also back is receiver Eric Ward, who caught 82 passes for 1,053 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Defensively, Texas Tech returns eight starters from a group that allowed 31.8 points per game in 2012. The Raiders should be strong up front, as they have all seven starters back. The issue could be in the secondary, where it loses three starters.

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In terms of Injuries, SMU is listed as healthy while Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer is out with a back injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently split 50-50 with Texas Tech getting a point spread of -4 against SMU Friday night.

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