CFB Week 7 Picks: Texas Tech at Nebraska Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Saturday, 17 October 2009 08:48
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Offensive showdown

No. 15 Nebraska is just one play away from being unbeaten, but the Huskers are still contending for a Big XII Conference title, which continues Saturday when they host Texas Tech at 3:30PM ET from Memorial Stadium.

Bet Texas Tech at Nebraska
A 16-15 loss to Virginia Tech is the only blemish on the season for Nebraska, but the Huskers have all four of their wins by at least 15 points. The Huskers are 5-0 against the spread on the year thanks to the play of Roy Helu Jr, who has rushed for 552 yards and six touchdowns. Zac Lee has thrown for 1,085 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year, while Curenski Gilleylen and Niles Paul each have over 200 yards receiving. Nebraska leads the conference in scoring defense, allowing just eight points per-game, which also ranks second in the nation. The Huskers have allowed just 813 passing yards on the season.
Texas Tech leads the nation in passing yards behind the efforts of Taylor Potts, who has thrown for 1,817 yards and 13 touchdowns. Last week, Steven Sheffield threw for 490 yards and seven touchdowns against Kansas State, as Potts recovered from an injury. The Raiders also are second in the nation in yards per-game at 523.2. The offensive production has led Texas Tech to a 4-2 record and a 3-2 record against the spread. Both of Tech’s losses come against ranked opponents on the road, and both were by 10 points or less. Defensively, the Red Raiders are allowing 21.3 points and 349.7 yards per-game. Tech ranks last in the conference in passing defense, having allowed 1,455 yards through the air this season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Nebraska 10.5-point home favorites over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 60.5.
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
NEBRASKA is 4-4 against the spread versus TEXAS TECH since 1992
NEBRASKA is 6-3 straight up against TEXAS TECH since 1992
4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
NEBRASKA is 1-0 against the spread versus TEXAS TECH over the last 3 seasons 
TEXAS TECH is 1-0 straight up against NEBRASKA over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 
All games played at NEBRASKA since 1992
NEBRASKA is 2-2 against the spread versus TEXAS TECH since 1992
NEBRASKA is 3-1 straight up against TEXAS TECH since 1992
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 7 College Football Injury Report
TEXAS TECH
[S] 10/03/2009 - Franklin Mitchem "?" ( Arm ) 
[OL] 09/28/2009 - Brandon Carter has been suspended indefinitely ( Suspension ) 
NEBRASKA
[RB] 09/06/2009 - Quentin Castille has been dismissed from the team ( Dismissed ) 
[S] 09/28/2009 - Larry Asante is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Missouri ( Ankle ) 
[S] 09/28/2009 - Rickey Thenarse injured last game, doubtful Thursday vs Missouri ( Knee ) 
[CB] 09/28/2009 - Prince Amukamara is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Missouri ( Leg ) 
Texas Tech at Nebraska Current Odds
Texas Tech Red Raiders +10.5 Over 60.5 (+315)
Nebraska Cornhuskers -10.5 Under 60.5 (-425)

Player Props:

Total passing yards for Texas Tech: Over/Under 365.5
Total rushing yards for Baron Batch (TT): Over/Under 39.5
Total rushing attempts for Harrison Jeffers (TT): Over/Under 5.5
Total receiving yards for Tramain Swindell (TT): Over/Under 72.5
Total receptions for Detron Lewis (TT): Over/Under 5.5
Total completions for Zac Lee (NEB): Over/Under 16.5
Total passing touchdowns + interceptions for Lee: Over/Under 2.5
Total rushing yards for Roy Helu Jr. (NEB): Over/Under 110.5
Total receiving yards for Niles Paul (NEB): Over/Under 55.5
Total receptions for Mike McNeill (NEB): Over/Under 2.5
Bet Texas Tech at Nebraska
Posted: 10/17/09 1:48PM ET

 

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