Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +10 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday in college football action at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look for their third road victory to build on their solid 4-1 start to the season. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have lost five of their last seven road games. Spencer Sanders is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 1,043 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Sanders has two touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last three games. Tylan Wallace and Dillon Stoner have combined for 766 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Braydon Johnson has three receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 291 yards per contest, and Chuba Hubbard leads the way with 938 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 24 points and 380.8 yards per game. Malcolm Rodriguez leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 42 tackles, Amen Ogbongbemiga has 3.5 sacks and A.J. Green has one interception.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders need an impressive home win to get a game above a .500 record. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won five of their last eight home games. Alan Bowman is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,020 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Bowman has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. T.J. Vasher and Dalton Rigdon have combined for 449 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Xavier White has 10 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 173.5 yards per contest, and Armand Shyne leads the way with 256 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 24 points and 390.8 yards per game. Jordyn Brooks leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 41 tackles, Thomas Leggett has one sack and Douglas Coleman III has three interceptions.
The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Red Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas Tech and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Red Raiders last 6 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Cowboys last 16 conference games.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have covered 10 of their last 15 games as a double-digit favorite. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have covered six of their last eight games as a double-digit underdog. Oklahoma State has been impressive up to this point and has actually shown improvement defensively from past years. Texas Tech is still without its starting quarterback, but Jett Duffey is an experienced backup who can make plays with his legs and should be more comfortable at home, especially with some reps under his belt against Oklahoma. These games have a history of being back and forth high scoring contests, and three of the last five meetings were decided by 10 or less points. I'll side with the Red Raiders and the points.