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Texas Tech vs Texas Betting Preview

Texas looks to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders for the 10th time in 11 tries Thursday as these Big 12 rivals lock horns in college football betting action.

The Longhorns are small home favorites against a Red Raider team that has covered just once in four trips here in recent years. Texas Tech is 0-4 SU & ATS in their past four games as road underdogs.

Texas Tech has been a great OVER bet in conference action (10-1 past 11 games vs Big 12 foes).

Texas will face the 7-4 Red Raiders, who own a 5-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Longhorns are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Raiders are 8-3 favoring the OVER.

View Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Red Raiders in this one found them as 6-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The total was 66.5 early in the week at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 40-rated Red Raiders taking on the No. 45-rated Longhorns in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 36-35 win for the Red Raiders on Thursday.

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Texas Tech was a 63-34 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 28-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (97) made winners of OVER bettors. Baker Mayfield's 314-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Baylor earned a 63-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 50-ranked offense (32.3 PPG) against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 83 at 30.27 PPG. The Longhorns passing attack has averaged 247 yards per game, more than the Red Raiders give up through the air (228.64 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Red Raiders feature the league's No. 75-rated road run defense, allowing 190.6 yards per game. Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

A few Red Raiders at Longhorns trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 5 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Baylor, Saturday, December 7th