Kansas vs. Texas Tech - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (2-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lawrence)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost each of their last five road games. Jett Duffey is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,149 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Duffey and Alan Bowman have combined for 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. T.J. Vasher and RJ Turner have combined for 748 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Erik Ezukanma has 22 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 167.4 yards per contest, and SaRodorick Thompson leads the way with 469 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 28.3 points and 451 yards per game. Jordyn Brooks leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 78 tackles, Eli Howard has 2.5 sacks and Douglas Coleman III has six interceptions.
The Kansas Jayhawks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost their last three home games. Carter Stanley is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,485 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Stanley has eight touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his last three games. Andrew Parchment and Stephon Robinson Jr. have combined for 841 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Daylon Charlot has 18 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 173 yards per contest, and Pooka Williams Jr. leads the way with 635 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 32.6 points and 472.1 yards per game. Bryce Torneden leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 51 tackles, Azur Kamara has 3.5 sacks and Najee Stevens-McKenzie has two interceptions.
The Red Raiders are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Jayhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Kansas and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Jayhawks last 5 games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Red Raiders last 4 games overall.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have failed to cover five of their last seven games as a road favorite. The Kansas Jayhawks have split their last 10 games ATS as a home underdog. Both of these teams are in full struggle mode at the moment, and while you can make the case that Texas Tech is the better team with the deeper talent, the Kansas Jayhawks are probably in better form given that they just took the Texas Longhorns down to the wire last week on the road as 20-point underdogs. If Kansas is able to build off that by bringing that same energy back home, this is a more than winnable game for the Jayhawks. It's been more than a colander year since the Texas Tech Red Raiders have won a road game, and they're lighting the world on fire this season. Give me the points in a game Kansas will have a shot to win outright.