Oklahoma vs Texas Tech Matchup
The surprise Red Raiders found themselves ranked in the top 10 this week, but head to Oklahoma as 8-point underdogs to the Sooners.
Oklahoma hasn’t looked like the same team the past two weeks, since losing top linebacker Corey Nelson. The Sooners were humiliated by Texas two weeks ago and were sluggish in an ugly win over Kansas last week.
The Red Raiders scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to come from behind and beat West Virginia, 37-27, on the road.
With all of Oklahoma’s success over the past decade, it would be easy to think the Sooners have dominated this series. But that hasn’t been the case. These two Big 12 rivals have alternated wins in this series since 2004, despite the Sooners being favored in each meeting.
They bring a 6-1 record (3-4 ATS) to the Week 9 battle against the 7-0 Red Raiders, who are 5-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Oklahoma go 3-4 so far and the Red Raiders go 4-3.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 24-rated Red Raiders taking on the No. 29-rated Sooners in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 45-37 win for the Red Raiders on Saturday.
Last time out for Texas Tech, they were a 37-27 winner as they battled West Virginia on the road. Texas Tech covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In Texas Tech's last outing, Davis Webb threw for 462 yards to lead the Red Raiders over West Virginia 37-27 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Sooners grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Jayhawks in their last game, winning 34-19 at Memorial Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 64-ranked offense, averaging 30 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 18.71 PPG. The Sooners aerial game is averaging 194.14 yards per game, less than the Red Raiders secondary allows through the air, 234.86 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Red Raiders feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 112 yards per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.
A few Red Raiders at Sooners trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas Tech is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Texas Tech is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games
Oklahoma is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Oklahoma is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games at home
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, Saturday, November 2nd
Oklahoma at Baylor, Saturday, November 9th