|2011 FX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Texas Tech vs. Texas|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:00|
Texas Tech vs. Texas Odds
Texas is 5-2 on the season and 4-3 against the spread while Texas Tech is 5-3 on the year and 5-3 against the spread. The Red Raiders have hit the over in 6 of 8 games while the Longhorns are 3-3-1 when it comes to the over/under. Texas has seven of the last eight games in this series.
Trends show that Texas Tech is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as a home underdog while Texas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. Texas Tech has hit the under in 7 of its last 8 games in November.
Oddsmakers have made Texas the favorite at home in this game, giving the Longhorns odds of -14.5 points against Texas Tech on Saturday. The over/under odds have been set at 61 points. (View Matchup)
Texas is 2-2 in the Big 12 and is coming off a 43-0 win after losing to Oklahoma State and Oklahoma in back-to-back games. The Longhorns are scoring 31.9 points per game on the season offensively while allowing 21.7 points per game on defense. Texas has a steady running game, which is led by Malcolm Brown, who has run for 635 yards and five touchdowns on the year.
Texas Tech is 2-3 in conference play and has lost three of its last four with the lone win being 41-38 at Oklahoma. The Red Raiders have not lost on the road this year, going 3-0. Tech averages 38.9 points per game on offense while giving up 32 points per game on defense. The Raiders are fifth in the country in passing yards at 359.6 yards per game. Seth Doege has thrown for 2,779 yards and 22 touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders.
In terms of Injuries, Texas receiver John Harris is out with a foot injury while Texas Tech cornerback Tre’ Porter is doubtful with a head injury and linebacker Blake Dees is questionable with an ankle injury.
Currently over 1,600 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Texas Tech is getting 51% of the wagers with odds of +14.5 points against Texas on Saturday.