NCAA Betting – Missouri Favored at Texas Tech on ABC

The Missouri Tigers will try and bounce back from a crushing loss last week and they are favored to do so in NCAA betting at Texas Tech.

Missouri was in the national title picture until last week when they lost at Nebraska. They will now try and stay alive in the Big 12 North and they are four point favorites in college football betting at Texas Tech.

Missouri got stomped on last week by Nebraska but the Cornhuskers are tough at home and they have a good defense.  Texas Tech does not.  The Red Raiders have a rotten defense and Missouri should score at will.  Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert should have a big game.  Last week he had no time to throw against Nebraska but that shouldn’t be a problem this week.

Texas Tech is Horrible against the Pass
The Red Raiders are the third worst defense in the country against the pass. It is hard to be that bad when you are a Big 12 team. The Red Raiders gave up 449 yards passing to a new Texas A&M starting quarterback last week in a 45-27 loss.  They are likely to give up a ton of yardage this week to Gabbert and Missouri.

High Scoring Game
Missouri’s defense was exposed as a fraud last week in the loss to Nebraska. They were run all over by Roy Helu Jr.  They won’t have to worry as much about the run this week but Texas Tech can throw it.  They have two quarterbacks in Taylor Potts and Steven Sheffield. The Over is 8-3 in the Tigers last 11 games as a road favorite so we know Missouri plays high scoring games and they are going to put up a lot of points vs. Texas Tech.

Tigers Should Win
The Tigers should win if they are any kind of a team. Texas Tech is simply not very good.  The Tigers have outscored the Red Raiders by an average of 26.3 points in the last three games in this series. The Tigers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Red Raiders are 1-4-1 in NCAA betting in their last 6 games overall. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in this series.