Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma College Football Betting (Updated Odds)
Posted by: Mike Davis
Following two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks the past two years Oklahoma could make it three in a row. Jalen Hurts has been sensational in his first three games under center. The Alabama transfer is playing with a vengeance as he looks to prove Nick Saban wrong for dumping him as the starter. Most important of all the Sooners have shown impressive improvement on defense. Matt Wells got off to an impressive NCAA football betting start as Texas Tech head coach. But Wells and the Red Raiders got a reality check in a road loss at Arizona.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Now Texas Tech is 2-1 both straight up and against the spread with three under. Tech boasts the nation’s 12th ranked passing attack as would be expected. Specifically, Wells was hired to tighten up a hopelessly ineffective defense. Tech has shown improvement and ranks 16th for points allowed. Of major concern is that Quarterback Alan Bowman is out for the Red Raiders with a shoulder injury. Last time out was a 28-14 loss at Arizona after wins over UTEP and Montana State.
Players to Watch: QB Alan Bowman OUT (1020 YDS, 66% COMP, 6.6 AVG, 6 TD, 3 INT, 130.2 RTG), RB Armand Shyne (32 RSH, 238 YDS, 7.4 YPC, 2 TD), RB Ta’Zhawn Henry (23 RSH, 104 YDS, 4.5 YPC, 1 TD), RB SaRodorick Thompson (23 RSH, 94 YDS, 4.1 YPC, 3 TD), WR TJ Vasher (18 REC, 246 YDS, 13.7 YPC, 2 TD)
Oklahoma is 3-0 straight up, 2-1 with the line and 1-1-1 on totals. The Sooners are coming off a bye week after covering a 48-14 win at UCLA. Hurts has been the ultimate X-Box quarterback so far. Consider he leads the team in rushing to go with eye-popping passing numbers. Head coach Lincoln Riley has proven to be one of the most respected offensive minds in the country. But what has OU fans encouraged is a defense that ranks 36th for points allowed. Big 12 Conference play will be the ultimate test for the Sooners defense.
Players to Watch: QB Jalen Hurts (880 YDS, 80.3% COMP, 14.4 AVG, 9 TD, 0 INT, 250.2 RTG, 38 RSH, 373 YDS, 9.8 AVG, 4 TD), RB Trey Sermon (27 RSH, 198 YDS, 7.3 YPC, 1 TD), WR Charleston Rambo (11 REC, 251 YDS, 22.8 YPC, 4 TD), WR Cee Dee Lamb (9 REC, 229 YDS, 25.4 YPC, 3 TD), WR Jadon Haselwood (6 REC, 133 YDS, 22.2 YPC, 1 TD)
Texas Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Numbers
Texas Tech Red Raiders
10-4 ATS as a road dog
3-5 ATS as a home chalk
Texas Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Picks
As was previously noted Oklahoma has been a strong sportsbook betting value as home chalk to Texas Tech. On the whole Jalen Hurts has been too dominant to ignore or oppose.
Score Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners 49, Texas Tech 17