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Sooners take on Red Raiders in Week 6 contest

Oklahoma SoonersTexas Tech Red Raiders
Oct 6, 3:30 PM | Turf of Jones AT&T Stadium

Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds


The 4-0 Texas Tech Red Raiders go after big game when they host the 2-1 Oklahoma Sooners Saturday afternoon in Lubbock (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2).

The Raiders, who upset Oklahoma last year as four-touchdown underdogs, were getting five points from the Sooners, who had last week off after losing to Kansas State.

View Oklahoma vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Red Raiders here saw them open at 5Dimes as 5-point underdogs 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 game pits the Red Raiders, currently No. 1 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Sooners, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 60-49 victory for the Red Raiders.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 11-ranked offense (43.8 PPG) against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 20 at 14.7 PPG. The Red Raiders passing attack has averaged 358.8 yards per game, more than the Sooners give up through the air (123.7 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Sooners own the league's No. 83-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 207 yards per game when on the road. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Oklahoma was a 24-19 loser in its last match at home against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 43 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oklahoma lost its last outing 24-19 against Kansas State on Saturday, getting a 108-yard receiving performance from Sterling Shepard in a losing cause at Memorial Stadium.

Texas Tech won its last outing, a 24-13 result against Iowa State on September 29. Texas Tech covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Seth Doege led the way last time out for the Red Raiders, connecting for 331 passing yards and a 24-13 victory over the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium.

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

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

A few Sooners at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Oklahoma is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Oklahoma is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Texas Tech
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma
Texas Tech is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Texas Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma

Next up:
Oklahoma home to Texas, Saturday, October 13
Texas Tech home to West Virginia, Saturday, October 13