Oklahoma Vs Texas Tech Odds & Free Pick

Oklahoma Vs Texas Tech Odds & Free Pick

Oklahoma Vs Texas Tech Odds & Free Pick

The Week 8 college football odds favors 16th-ranked Oklahoma when the Sooners travel to Texas Tech. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00 PM ET from Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX.

Oklahoma is 4-2 straight up and 2-4 against the spread this season. Texas Tech is 3-3 straight up and 4-2 against the spread in 2016.

Oklahoma Vs Texas Tech Odds & Free Pick

What: No.16 Oklahoma Sooners (4-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-3)
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Lubbock, TX
Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium
Spread: Oklahoma -13.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma -495 at Texas Tech +497
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Bet on Oklahoma -13.5 Because…

Oklahoma’s defense is good enough to give its offense more possessions than what Texas Tech will get in this game. Usually, when discussing the number of possessions, it’s in a basketball game. But because Texas Tech relies almost exclusively on scoring more points than their opponents, Oklahoma’s defense giving more possessions to the Sooners’ offense could be the determining factor in this game.

Bet on Texas Tech +13.5 Because…

Texas Tech’s offense should be able to score when the Red Raiders get the ball. West Virginia held Texas Tech to only 17 points in the Red Raiders last game. It’s doubtful that Oklahoma holds Texas Tech to under 20 points. In fact, the Red Raiders have a shot at reaching their 48.8 average in this battle.

Free Pick & Final Score Prediction

When it comes to a point spread over double-digits, I’d usually take the points. But in this case, I can’t. I know that Texas Tech is going to score. When you average 604.7 yards per game, you’re bound to get touchdowns.

But Oklahoma does have the better defense. The Sooners’ defense held Kansas State to 17 points in their last game, a 38 to 17 win. Doesn’t it make sense that Oklahoma will use its rushing attack in order to keep the ball away from Texas Tech and hope that their defense gives them about 3 to 4 more possessions than what Tech gets?

That’s the way that I’m looking at it. I think that Oklahoma’s rushing attack, which averages over 200 yards per game, eats up clock. I also think the Sooners do just enough on defense to give their offense some breathing room.

My final score prediction is Oklahoma 55, Texas Tech 40.