|2013 Big 12 College Football Week 8 Odds: Texas Tech vs. West Virginia|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:00|
Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Odds
Texas Tech is 6-0 this season, 3-0 in the Big 12, 2-0 on the road and 4-2 against the spread. West Virginia is 3-3 overall, 3-0 at home and 2-4 against the spread. Texas Tech won last year’s meeting, 49-14.
Trends show that Texas Tech is just 2-6 against the spread in its last 8 conference games and 1-5 ATS in its last 6 following a failed cover. West Virginia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas Tech is favored on the road, as the Red Raiders have odds of -5.5 points at West Virginia. The over/under total for the game has been set at 57 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas Tech favored by 8 points. The spread quickly dropped back to 5.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 57.
Texas Tech is off to a surprising 6-0 start following a 42-35 win against Iowa State last week. The Red Raiders have their usually strong offense, averaging 41.8 points and 543 yards per game. However, the defense has been much better this year, allowing only 17.3 points per game. Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,488 yards and eight scores this season, but is questionable for the game with a knee issue. Jace Amaro has 47 receptions for 606 yards and a touchdown.
West Virginia has alternated wins and losses all season, and is coming off a 73-42 loss at Baylor two weeks ago. The Mountaineers allowed 872 yards of offense to the Bears, including 476 rushing yards. WVU is only allowing 28.5 points per game following that massive loss, so the defense hasn’t been all too bad. Offensively, WVU is posting only 24 points per game. Charles Sims has rushed for 480 yards and four touchdowns to lead the offense.
In terms of Injuries, Texas Tech offensive lineman Tony Morales (shoulder) and quarterback Baker Mayfield (knee) are both questionable. West Virginia quarterback Ford Childress (chest) and defensive lineman Christian Brown (leg) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas Tech, as the Red Raiders are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points at West Virginia.