Red Raiders host Bobcats in Week 4 action
Texas State Bobcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Red Raiders host the Bobcats at Jones AT&T Stadium in Week 4 action.
Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 2-0 and 1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Red Raiders are at 3-0 and 3-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Red Raiders are 1-2, while the Bobcats are 0-2.
Betting Line: The Bobcats were listed as 25-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Red Raiders and the No. 116-ranked Bobcats, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 48-38 result in favor of the Red Raiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 40.7 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 9 PPG. The Red Raiders aerial game is averaging 400 yards per game, more than the Bobcats secondary allows through the air, 284.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 23 yards per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Texas State, they were a 28-3 winner as they battled Prairie View at home. Texas State failed to cover in the match as a 31-point favorite, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Texas State got a 132-yard performance from Chris Nutall as a key part of its 28-3 win over Prairie View.
Texas Tech was a 20-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against TCU. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Red Raiders were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Horned Frogs by a score of 20-10.
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-2
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 10-0
A few Bobcats at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas State's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas State's last 11 games
Texas State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Texas State is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Texas Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games at home
Texas State home to Wyoming, Saturday, September 28
Texas Tech at Kansas, Saturday, October 5