Following their 45-38-week zero loss at Hawaii was a sense of alarm at Arizona. Second-year head coach Kevin Sumlin flopped in 2018 as the Wildcats failed to bowl. Worse still was the regression of quarterback Khalil Tate. Tate has shown improvement this year but the Arizona defense is among the worst in the country. By contrast, Texas Tech has posted college football betting payouts in their first two games. New head coach Matt Wells is off to a great start. Of course, Tech has been feasting on cupcakes. Now comes a tougher assignment at Arizona.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Arizona Wildcats
|Date and Time:||Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona|
|Texas Tech vs. Arizona TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Texas Tech vs. Arizona TV Coverage: ESPN
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Arizona Wildcats Overview
On the whole Texas Tech has an online wagering record of 2-0 both straight up and against the spread. Both games went under. Last week the Red Raiders clobbered UTEP 38-3 as 34.5-point chalks. By contrast, Arizona is 1-1 straight up, 0-2 vs. the odds, and 2-0 over. Week two saw the Wildcats score a 65-41 home win over 1-AA Northern Arizona. Of great concern is a defense that ranks 126th for points allowed. Sumlin and Tate do have an offense ranked sixth in the nation. Texas Tech will counter with quarterback Alan Bowman and a superior defense.
Key Red Raiders: QB Alan Bowman (71% COMP, 696 YDS, 7.1 AVG, 5 TD, 1 INT, 2 SACK, 145.9 RTG), RB Armand Shyne (19 ATT, 170 YDS, 8.9 YPC, 2 TD), WR TJ Vasher (12 REC, 150 YDS, 12.5 AVG, 2 TD), WR Dalton Rigdon (10 REC, 128 YDS, 12.8 YPC, 1 TD)
Key Wildcats: QB Kahlil Tate (64% COMP, 499 YDS, 8.9 AVG, 5 TD, 2 INT, 161.5 RTG, 15 RSH, 109 YDS, 7.3 YPC, 1 TD), RB JJ Taylor (24 RSH, 169 YDS, 7.0 YPC, 2 TD) WR Tayvian Cunningham (7 REC, 123 YDS, 17.6 YPC, 2 TD), WR Stanley Berryhill III (7 REC, 120 YDS, 17.1 YPC, 1 TD)
Texas Tech and Arizona Vs. The Line
The Red Raiders are:
- 5-4 against the spread on the road
- 1-5 under the total away from home
- 2-1-1 vs. the line against Pac 12 teams
- 2-1 over the total when matched up with the Pac 12
The Wildcats are:
- 7-2-1 against the spread at Arizona Stadium
- 3-4 under the total in their last 7 home games
- 2-3 vs. the line against Big 12 schools
- 1-4 under the total in matchups with the Big 12
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Arizona Wildcats College Football Betting Picks
On this occasion, Arizona could prove to be a live college football betting dog. While Texas Tech has looked good it’s been against weak competition at home. Starting with Saturday night is a difficult trip to the desert. As was previously noted the Wildcats are a profitable home team. Certainly, Tate gives Arizona an element that few other teams can boast. Indeed, the quarterback will keep the Wildcats in this game all night.
Texas Tech vs. Arizona College Football Betting Prediction: Arizona Wildcats
Texas Tech vs. Arizona College Football Betting Score Prediction: Arizona 38, Texas Tech 35
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