|2012 ESPN2 College Football Week 6 Odds: Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:30|
Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Odds
Oklahoma is 2-1 overall, 0-1 in the Big 12 and 1-0 on the road. Texas Tech is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in conference play and 2-0 at home. The Red Raiders are 4-0 against the spread this season while the Sooners are 1-2 ATS. When coming off a win over Oklahoma, Texas Tech has lost the next five meetings by an average of 23 points.
Trends show that the home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games of this series and these two have combined to hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings at Texas Tech.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Oklahoma is the slight favorite on the road, as the Sooners are getting odds of -5.5 points at Texas Tech. The over/under total for the game has been set at 57.5 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had Oklahoma as a 6.5-point favorite. The spread quickly dropped to 4.5 points but then climbed back up to its current setting of Oklahoma -5.5.
Oklahoma is coming off a 24-19 loss to Kansas State two weeks ago. In the loss, the Sooners committed three turnovers while forcing none on Kansas State. The Sooners gave up 213 yards rushing to the Wildcats on defense but did amass 386 yards of offense on its own. Landry Jones threw for 298 yards and one touchdown in the loss.
Texas Tech is off to a 4-0 start following a 24-13 win over Iowa State last week. The Red Raiders have been very strong on both sides of the ball. They currently rank fifth in the nation in defensive scoring (10.8 ppg) and 11th in offensive scoring (43.8 ppg). The offense has been led by the passing game, which is averaging 358.8 yards per game. Seth Doege is leading the offense with 1,189 passing yards and 15 TDs.
In terms of Injuries, Texas Tech defensive back Austin Stewart is questionable due to academics while offensive lineman Tony Morales is questionable with a knee injury. Oklahoma defensive tackle Torrea Peterson is questionable with academic issues.