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Kansas State WildcatsTexas Tech Red Raiders
Oct 15, 7:00 PM | Turf of Jones AT&T Stadium

Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds


Texas Tech looks to cover the Red Raiders-Wildcats point spread this week and improve its overall 4-1 mark when they host Kansas State in Week 7 action.

They battle the Wildcats, currently with a 5-0 mark (4-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-1 for the Red Raiders and 2-3 for the Wildcats.

View Kansas State vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Red Raiders here saw them open as 3.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Red Raiders sit at No. 60 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wildcats are at No. 47 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Red Raiders will win this game 48-40.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 45.8 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 15 this week at 16.6 PPG. The Red Raiders aerial game is averaging 354.6 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 206.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 139 yards per game when on the road. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 55 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Kansas State was a 24-17 winner in its last match at home against Missouri. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Texas Tech was a 45-40 loser at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (85) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas State's last 14 games
Kansas State is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas State
Texas Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas State at Kansas, Saturday, October 22
Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Saturday, October 22