|FOX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 12:00|
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Odds
Oklahoma is 6-1 overall, 3-1 in the Big 12, 4-0 at home and 3-4 against the spread. Texas Tech is 7-0 overall, 4-0 in conference play, 3-0 on the road and 5-2 against the spread. The road team has won the last two in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 of this series, but Texas Tech is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 road games and Oklahoma is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oklahoma is the favorite at home, as the Sooners have odds of -7 points against Texas Tech. The over/under total for the game has been set at 59 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas Tech favored by 8 points. The spread quickly dropped to 7 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 59 points.
Oklahoma is coming off a 34-19 win at Kansas last week. The Sooners are now averaging 30 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 17.1 points per game. The offense has been led by bulky quarterback Blake Bell, who has thrown for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns, while rushing for 201 yards. Brennan Clay has added 496 rushing yards with three scores.
Texas Tech remained unbeaten last week thanks to a 37-27 win at West Virginia. The Red Raiders have had just three wins this year come by 10 points or less, as they are averaging 41.1 points per game on offense while giving up only 18.7 points per game. The Raiders have the second-best passing attack in the country, averaging 416.4 yards per game through the air. Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,488 yards and eight touchdowns, but is questionable with a knee injury. Davis Webb has thrown for 1,427 yards and 11 touchdowns this season and will go if Mayfield can’t. Jace Amaro has led the offense with 56 receptions for 742 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Oklahoma defensive end D.J. Ward (stomach) is questionable for this game. Texas Tech running back SaDale Foster (hip) is questionable, as is offensive lineman Tony Morales (shoulder).
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas Tech, as the Red Raiders are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of +7 points at Oklahoma on Saturday.