Lobos visit Red Raiders in Week 3 NCAAF clash
New Mexico Lobos vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
New Mexico travels to Texas Tech on Saturday, hoping to boost its 1-1 mark in Week 3 action with a victory over the Red Raiders.
This season the Red Raiders are 2-0 overall and 2-0 ATS against the number, while the Lobos are 1-1 and 0-1 ATS. As for the totals, Texas Tech is 1-0 on the OU, and New Mexico is 0-1.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 32-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 4-rated Red Raiders and the No. 65-rated Lobos in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 74-31 win for the Red Raiders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 9-ranked offense (51 PPG) against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 95 at 33 PPG. The Red Raiders passing attack has averaged 363 yards per game, more than the Lobos give up through the air (263.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Lobos feature the league's No. 37-rated road run defense, allowing 146 yards per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 58 in rushing offense at home.
New Mexico lost its last outing, a 45-0 result against Texas on September 8. New Mexico failed to cover in that game as a 39.5-point underdog, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Mexico was hammered in its last outing, as Texas ran up a 45-0 score against them at Memorial Stadium.
Texas Tech won its last outing, a 58-10 result against Texas State on September 8. Texas Tech covered in that game as a 19.5-point favorite, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Texas Tech's last outing, Seth Doege threw for 319 yards to lead the Red Raiders over Texas State 58-10 at Bobcat Stadium.
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 10-0
A few Lobos at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
New Mexico is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Texas Tech
New Mexico is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
Texas Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Mexico
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing New Mexico
Texas Tech is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Texas Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New Mexico at New Mexico State, Saturday, September 22
Texas Tech at Iowa State, Saturday, September 29