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Kansas Jayhawks Face the Texas Tech Red Raiders: Week 5 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Red Raiders in Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium on Thursday in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks were listed as 27-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 39-3 win for the Red Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Texas Tech Red Raiders have seen them go 2-1 and 2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Kansas Jayhawks are at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Kansas Jayhawks are 1-2, while the Texas Tech Red Raiders are 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas Tech vs Kansas injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Tech Red Raiders rated this week at No. 62 and the Kansas Jayhawks sitting at No. 127.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Texas Tech Red Raiders No. 2-ranked offense (61 PPG) against a Kansas Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 80 at 28.67 PPG. The Texas Tech Red Raiders passing attack has averaged 547.67 yards per game, more than the Kansas Jayhawks give up through the air (135 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Kansas Jayhawks own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 205 yards per game when on the road. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 91 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Tigers as Memphis blasted them 43-7 in Week 3 action.

Patrick Mahomes throttled the Bulldogs defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 470 yards as Texas Tech handed LA Tech a 59-45 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
  • Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 6 games
  • Texas Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas home to TCU, Saturday, October 8th
Texas Tech at Kansas State, Saturday, October 8th