Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Prediction
Can Texas Tech and its explosive offense hang with Oklahoma tonight when the two teams meet at 8:00PM ET?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Oklahoma. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sooners are now 20.5-point home favorites to beat the Red Raiders, who opened as 20-point underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 75 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online sportsbooks.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Texas Tech. As of this writing, public bettors are grabbing the Red Raiders (64%) and taking the 20.5 points. Tech has been a good play this year, covering in five of its seven games in 2017. The Sooners, meanwhile, are 6-1 straight up but just 3-4 at the betting window.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: The Sooners and the over. The Red Raiders are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in Stillwater while the home team is 4-0 in the last four meetings in this series. The over, meanwhile, is 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Stillwater.
WHO WE LIKE: Texas Tech. The Sooners have the Cowboys in the "Bedlam" game next week so it wouldn't be surprising to see Oklahoma get caught looking ahead. If you throw out last week's ugly loss to Iowa State, Texas Tech has been in every game this year. I'm a little concerned that Tech is playing on the road for a third consecutive week but I like taking underdogs in potential shootouts and this has shootout written all over it. Last year's game featured a combined 1,708 total yards, which was an NCAA record. This year's game probably won't get out of hand, but I like Tech to hang with OU tonight.
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