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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Southern Methodist Mustangs will be battling on the gridiron at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Friday in season-opening action.

Last time out for Texas Tech, they were a 34-31 winner as they battled Minnesota at home. Texas Tech failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Southern Methodist was a 43-10 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fresno State. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Texas Tech: 8-5 SU, 6-7 ATS
Southern Methodist: 7-6 SU, 8-5 ATS

Texas Tech most recently:
When playing in August are 3-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 10-0

Southern Methodist most recently:
When playing in August are 1-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
Southern Methodist is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Southern Methodist is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, September 7
Southern Methodist home to Montana State, Saturday, September 7