Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Total Prediction
A potential shootout could occur in Lubbock on Saturday night when the Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Oklahoma Sooners at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting in the high 70s, will the over cash for bettors in what could be an entertaining game?
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 3, 2018
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Sooners are 13.5-point favorites to beat the Red Raiders. The total, meanwhile, sits at 77.5 points. As of this writing, 63% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Sooners.
Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray completed 19-of-24 passes for 324 yards with three touchdowns while also rushing for a touchdown in a 51-14 victory over Kansas State on Saturday. This could have been an even bigger game if Oklahoma was selfish, but Murray was pulled with the Sooners well in front. It’s his second straight game completing 19-of-24 passes, and he adds his sixth rushing touchdown of the season in the blowout victory. Simply put, there haven’t been many quarterbacks who have played better than the future baseball prospect. The 7-1 Sooners get Texas Tech next Saturday.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech freshman QB Alan Bowman was 32-of-56 for 323 yards with a touchdown and an three interceptions in Saturday’s 40-31 loss to Iowa State. Bowman (6’3/210) finally looked like a true freshman. His mistakes were critical to the way the game played out. Two obvious examples were the pick-six in the third quarter of a tie game and the safety he was forced into with the scored tied and 4:39 left to play. The Cyclones got the ball back and immediately scored a touchdown, icing the thing. To be fair to Bowman, Ames is becoming one of the hardest venues in the nation for opposing quarterbacks to play (Will Grier imploded there a few weeks ago) and Bowman was only just cleared to fly again coming off his collapsed lung.
The over is 5-0 in the Sooners’ last five games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
The over is 6-2 in the Red Raiders’ last eight games after accumulating more than 280 yards in their previous game.
Texas Tech isn’t moving the ball at will like we’ve been accustomed to seeing under head coach Kliff Kingsbury but I’m expecting Saturday night to be a traditional OU-Tech scorefest. The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, is 7-2 in the Red Raiders’ last nine games overall and 20-8 in their last 28 home games. The over is also 4-0 in the Sooners’ last four games overall, is 4-1 in their last five road games and 39-19-1 in their last 59 conference games.
College Football Prediction: Oklahoma/Texas Tech over 77.5