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Mountaineers home to Red Raiders in NCAAF betting action

Texas Tech Red RaidersWest Virginia Mountaineers
6-0October 19, 2013, 12:00 | Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium3-3

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Red Raiders on Saturday when they take on the Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Mountaineers are 3-3 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs. the number. The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are 6-0 and 4-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen West Virginia go 1-5 and the Red Raiders go 3-3 on the totals.

View Texas Tech Red Raiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Mountaineers - Red Raiders odds would favor the Red Raiders if the lines were set according to power ranks. West Virginia is rated No. 50 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Red Raiders sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 48-22 win for the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech was a 42-35 winner in its last match at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 77 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. West Virginia lost its last outing 73-42 against Baylor on Saturday, getting a 130-yard receiving performance from Kevin White in a losing cause at Floyd Casey Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 91-ranked offense (24 PPG) against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 15 at 17.33 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 245.33 yards per game, more than the Red Raiders give up through the air (231.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Red Raiders feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 76.5 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 82 in rushing offense at home.

A few Red Raiders at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
West Virginia is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of West Virginia's last 8 games
West Virginia is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Saturday, October 26th
West Virginia at Kansas State, Saturday, October 26th