Iowa State vs. Texas Tech Total Pick

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech: College Football Week 8 Predictions 10/18/17

Will Iowa State and Texas Tech combine for enough points to push the score over the betting total on Saturday?

Game Info

Who: Iowa State (4-2) at Texas Tech (4-2)

When: 12:00PM ET, Saturday, October 21

Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 69.5 points after hitting the board at 71.5. Texas Tech, meanwhile, is a 6-point home favorite to beat Iowa State, which opened as a 5-point favorite at the majority of sports books.

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Who is the Public Backing?

As of this writing, 66% of public bettors are backing the Red Raiders in this matchup. That could help explain why the point spread has climbed a full point at most sports books. No indication of whether or not sharps are in on Texas Tech yet.

Key Betting Trends

The underdog is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the Cyclones are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall. They're also 6-1 against the number in their last seven games when facing a team with a winning record and have covered in seven of their last eight games played in the month of October. On the other side, the Red Raiders are 4-0 against the number in their last four home games, are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, and have covered in 11 of their last 15 conference games.

OUR PREDICTION: The over is 11-5 in the Cyclones' last 16 games, is 11-5 in their last 16 conference games, and is 10-2-1 in their last 13 games following a win. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Red Raiders' last six conference games, is 14-6 in their last 20 home games, and is 13-4 in their last 17 games when facing a team with a winning record. (Check out an advanced betting report on this matchup.)

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PICK: IOWA STATE/TEXAS TECH OVER 69.5

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