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Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Week 8 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Kansas Jayhawks

vs

Texas Tech Red Raiders
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Jones AT&T Stadium

After giving Oklahoma State a late scare the Kansas Jayhawks are 2-0 ATS since firing Coach Weis. They'll continue their quest for their first Big 12 victory of the season when they head to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech's Red Raiders on Saturday afternoon. Kansas trailed the Cowboys last week 20-7 at the half, rallied to tie the score at 20-20, only to give up the game-winning touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return.

Texas Tech is also looking for its first conference victory, after blowing a late two-touchdown lead and losing at home to West Virginia 37-34.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Texas Tech Red Raiders as -13.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check 5Dimes for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 32-22 victory for the Red Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Texas Tech battles the Kansas Jayhawks, currently with a 2-4 mark (3-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-3 for the Red Raiders and 1-5 for the Kansas Jayhawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas Tech vs Kansas injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 97-rated Texas Tech Red Raiders and the No. 122-rated Kansas Jayhawks in this matchup.

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How Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats Matchup

The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 30.33 PPG, against a Kansas defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 27 PPG. The Texas Tech aerial game is averaging 337.5 yards per game, more than the Kansas Jayhawks secondary allows through the air, 222.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Kansas Jayhawks own the league's No. 122-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 293 yards per game when on the road. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 76 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Jayhawks were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-20 score against Oklahoma State.

Davis Webb handled the Mountaineers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 348 yards, but Texas Tech still lost to West Virginia 37-34.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Odds Trends

Kansas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games
Kansas is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas Tech is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas Tech's last 15 games
Texas Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas at Baylor, Saturday, November 1st
Texas Tech at TCU, Saturday, October 25th

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