Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
Coach Snyder's Kansas State Wildcats, coming off a complete demolition of West Virginia, look to continue their run toward a Big 12 championship when they host Texas Tech Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, Fox).
K State, now 4-0 in conference play, was an early seven-point favorite over the Raiders, who are 3-1 in Big 12 play after their overtime victory over TCU.
Betting Line: Kansas State were sitting as 8-point favorites earlier in the week at . The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 3-rated Red Raiders taking on the No. 9-rated Wildcats in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 58-52 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 10-ranked offense (42.9 PPG) against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 34 at 21.6 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 201 yards per game, more than the Red Raiders give up through the air (170.6 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Red Raiders feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 143 yards per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.
Texas Tech was a 56-53 winner in its last match on the road against TCU. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 109 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Seth Doege throttled the Horned Frogs defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 318 yards as Texas Tech handed TCU a 56-53 defeat.
Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 55-14 winner as they battled West Virginia on the road. Kansas State covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 69 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Collin Klein's 323-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Kansas State earned a 55-14 win over West Virginia on Saturday at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Red Raiders at Wildcats trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing Kansas State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas Tech's last 9 games on the road
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
Kansas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech
Texas Tech home to Texas, Saturday, November 3
Kansas State home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, November 3