Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Horns and Raiders Prep for NCAA Football Betting Shootout!

At the beginning of this week Texas and Texas Tech will try to overcome the sting of tough losses.  Overall Tech flirted with an upset of Oklahoma but lacked the defense to finish. Texas lost a heartbreaker at home to West Virginia because they failed to lock the door.  All of which brings interesting dynamics to Saturday’s NCAA Football Betting matchup.  Certainly nothing makes a Red Raider season better than a win over the hated Longhorns.  Likewise, Texas considers a loss to Texas Tech a pointed insult.  Concurrently only one team will leave the field in much better mental shape.

Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Date and Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

TeamSpreadTotal
Indiana+28½ (-110)53½ (-110)
Michigan-28½ (-110)53½ (-110)
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Longhorns vs. Red Raiders TV Coverage: Check Listings

Texas Longhorns

Texas is now 6-3 straight up and 3-5-1 vs. the odds with five games clearing the total.  Last week the Longhorns lost 42-41 at home to West Virginia.  Extending the Texas misery is that they blew a 41-34 lead with 2:34 to play.  Furthermore, the Mounties clinched the victory on a gutsy two-point conversion.  It was the third consecutive game that Texas failed to come away with the cash.  Of great concern are mediocre metrics of 52nd for total offense and 72nd for total defense.  However, quarterback Sam Ehlinger has 16 touchdowns with only two interceptions.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech is 5-4 straight up and 6-3 against the spread with seven games clearing the total.  Last Saturday night the Red Raiders suffered a 51-46 home loss to Oklahoma.  Most important of all Texas Tech’s 110th ranked defense was rendered helpless against the Sooners.  For this purpose, the Red Raiders ninth in the nation standing for total offense is going to a shameful waste.  Head coach Kliff Kingsbury is yet to field as much as an average defense in his six years on the job.

Stats to Consider

Texas has struggled as a NCAA Football Betting value on the road recently.  To illuminate the Longhorns have lost three of their last four to the line away from home.  Additionally, nine of their last ten road games have gone under the total.  Contrarily the Red Raiders have come away with the cash in three of their last four games at Jones AT&T Stadium.  Four of their last five games have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Although Texas Tech has had recent online wagering success vs. Texas the Longhorns have held the long-term advantage.  For example, the Red Raiders have paid out in two of their last three with the Horns.  But Texas has cashed the winning ticket in six of the last eight in this rivalry.  Five of the last six between these teams have gone under the total.  And at Jones AT&T Stadium the Longhorns have ruled the cashier’s cage with four straight covers.  All of four of those games went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Identical misery makes this matchup a challenging NCAA Football Betting Handicap.  Keep in mind Texas Tech actually got the money last week despite their loss.  Likewise, the Longhorns are dropping in value.  Especially on the road.

Texas vs. Texas Tech NCAA Football Betting

Granted Texas has a bit better defense.  Of great concern is the Longhorns mental state and eroding defense.

Texas vs. Texas Tech vs. NCAA Football Betting Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas vs. Texas Tech NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction:  Texas Tech 42, Longhorns 38

Catch highlights of the Longhorns collapse against West Virginia last week!

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