Texas Tech at Kansas State - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Kansas State Wildcats (3-1) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)

Betting Odds: Kansas State Wildcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas State Wildcats face off on Saturday in a Week 5 college football showdown at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was Kansas State that secured the 25-24 victory. 

The Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this game with a 3-1 record overall and in the last game they knocked off the Texas Longhorns 37-34. The Red Raiders outscored the Longhorns 20-10 in the second half to force overtime. Texas Tech is averaging 36.8 points while their defense is giving up 35.3 points per game. Under center for the Red Raiders is Donovan Smith and in the last game, he completed 38 of his 56 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Price is his favorite target and he caught 13 passes for 98 yards. 

On the other side of this matchup is Kansas State who comes into this game with a 3-1 record overall and they are coming off a big win against the Oklahoma Sooners. At the end of the first quarter, Kansas State was up 14-7 and they never looked back as they secured the 41-34 victory. Adrian Martinez had a big game throwing for 234 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 21 times for 148 yards and four touchdowns. Two weeks ago against Tulane, Kansas State only scored 10 points, and they need the offense to be more consistent. The strength of this team is the defense and they are giving up 15.8 runs per game. 

Texas Tech is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games on fieldturf. Kansas State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. The underdog is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between the two teams. 

Kansas State looked good in the last game because of the offense, but I’m still not sold on Martinez. Texas Tech has a good quarterback in Smith, and he’s going to find success in this game through the air. Texas Tech might come away with a win, but they are going to go over 30 points again and that will be enough to cover the spread. Back Texas Tech against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Texas Tech +7.5

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