The dangerous ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Texas Tech Red Raiders will look to hand the 12th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys their first loss of the season when they host their
Big 12 rivals in a Week 9 conference clash that gets underway on Saturday live from Jones AT&T Stadium.
The college football week 9 spread lists the Oklahoma State Cowboys as 3-point betting favorites to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Now, let’s find out if the Red Raiders can put a dent in the Cowboys four-team playoff hopes and cash in as slight home underdog!
A Closer Look At The No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys v Texas Tech Red Raiders Spread, My ATS Pick & Betting Preview
What: No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3)
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Lubbock, TX
Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium
Weather: 60° F | Storms Early
Spread: Oklahoma State -3
Moneyline: Oklahoma State -150 vs Texas Tech +130
Game Total: 79
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech
Bet The Oklahoma State Cowboys at -3 Because…
Oklahoma State’s pass rush that leads the nation in sacks per game.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-0 SU, 4-3 ATS) may not get the national attention that some of the other undefeated have, but they looked fantastic the last time out and come into this contest off an emphatic 58-10 blowout over Big 12 rival Kansas in Week 8 to easily cash in as a 33.5-point home favorite.
Quarterback J.W. Walsh tossed two TD passes in the win, but put his focus on the victims of last weekend’s car accident in which four people were killed when a woman drove into a crowd during the school’s homecoming parade last Saturday.
"Those people came here to support the school on homecoming and, when something like that happens, it’s very sad and makes everything mean just a little bit more," Walsh added.
The other half of the Cowboys’ two-headed quarterback system, Mason Rudolph is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,197 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Oklahoma State ranks 11th nationally in scoring (40.3 ppg) while ranking a stellar 22nd in points allowed 18.9 ppg).
Bet The Texas Tech Red Raiders at +3 Because…
Oklahoma State has been vulnerable all three games away from Stillwater this year and they are 7-0 but haven’t beaten a team with a winning record this year.
The ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) got blown out of the water in its 63-27 Week 8 loss against No. 17 Oklahoma as quarterback Patrick Mahomes II tossed a career-high four interceptions against the Sooners.
The Red Raiders are a team with a serious split personality as they rank a stupendous fifth in scoring (46.6 ppg) and pitiful 121st in points allowed (40.1 ppg)
The good news is that Texas Tech has been pretty phenomenal in putting points on the board at home. The Red Raiders have topped the 60-point plateau in two of their home games this season while reaching the 50-point mark in two other contests. Texas Tech is averaging a jaw-dropping 61.5 points per game at home.
"Our team loves to play at home," coach Cliff Kingsbury told the school’s official website. "(With) only two home games left, being Halloween, being that it’s a blackout, I think it’ll be an awesome atmosphere. I think it’ll be very raucous and I know our guys will be fired up."
Mahomes II is completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,851 yards, 21 touchdowns and 10 interception with five of those picks coming over his last two starts.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I know Oklahoma State is undefeated and that they’re the ‘better’ team in this Week 9 showdown, but I’m going with the 40 percent of betting enthusiasts that like the underdog Red Raiders to cover the spread as a slight home underdog.
The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last six conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, but the Texas Tech Red Raiders have compiled an impressive 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games while also going 5-2 ATS in their L/7 games following an SU loss and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
I know the Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against Texas Tech, but I smell an upset brewing.