Texas Tech vs. Kansas Odds


LUBBOCK, TX (The Spread) – No. 20 Texas Tech looks to pick up a road conference win when it takes on Kansas at Noon ET on Saturday on Fox Sports 1.

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Texas Tech is 4-0 overall, 1-0 on the road and 3-1 against the spread. Kansas is 2-1 overall, 2-0 at home and 0-3 against the spread. Texas Tech has won six straight over Kansas.

Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 in this series and Texas Tech has covered in 4 of its last 5 trips to Kansas. Kansas is also 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games following a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas Tech is the clear road favorite, as the Red Raiders have been given odds of -16.5 points at Kansas on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas Tech as a 14-point favorite, but the spread quickly jumped up to 16.5 points. The over/under hasn’t changed since opening at 53 points.

Texas Tech is off to a 4-0 start thanks to its high-powered offense and a surprisingly good defense. The Red Raiders are averaging 38.8 points and over 500 yards per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to just 13.3 points per contest. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,120 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Raiders, while Jace Amaro has caught 29 passes for 367 yards and a touchdown.

Kansas is off to a somewhat surprising 2-1 start. The Jayhawks have been strong on defense, allowing only 15.7 points per game. The offense hasn’t been great, averaging just 19.3 points and 352 yards per game. Quarterback Jake Heaps is leading the team with 546 passing yards and three touchdowns while running back James Sims has rushed for 281 yards and two scores.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas Tech offensive lineman Tony Morales (shoulder) and running back SaDale Foster (calf) are questionable. Kansas receiver Tre’ Parmalee (appendix) is questionable for the game as well.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing split down the middle, as each team is getting 50% of the wagers with Texas Tech as a 16.5-point favorite at Kansas.

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