Texas vs. Texas Tech 2022 College Football Week 4 Odds, Preview & Pick
Ones of the most fearsome rivalries in all of college football resumes on Saturday when the Texas Tech Red Raiders host the 19-ranked Texas Longhorns. The Red Raiders will step on their field a touchdown and extra point underdog. Will Tech prove they can hang with the more well-regarded rivals? Or will Texas thump the Red Raiders and cover the spread?
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Texas vs. Texas Tech Game Information
- When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3:30 PM ET
- Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 104.9 FM KTXX (Texas) // KTTU-FM 97.3 (Texas Tech)
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- College Footall Odds: Texas (-7) // Texas Tech (+)
Why Bet on the Texas Longhorns?
Even without quarterback Quinn Ewers, the Longhorns starter broke his collarbone in the loss to Alabama, Texas’ offense played great versus Texas San-Antonio in the Horns’ last. Texas beat the Roadrunners 41-20. Quarterback Hudson Card completed 15-of-23 for 161 yards and threw a TD.
The real star of Texas’ offense last Saturday was running back Bijan Robinson. Bijan had 20 carries for 183 yards and 3 TDs. On average, Texas scores 37.3 points per game. Most believed the Texas offense would score points. Few believed the Longhorns defense would play this well.
Texas allows 16.7 points per game. Opponents amass 347 total yards each contest. Opposing quarterbacks throw for just 216 yards each matchup. The Longhorns have 2 takeaways this season. Versus Alabama, Texas’ defense was fantastic. The Horns gave up 20 points in the 20-19 Texas loss.
Why Bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?
Texas Tech averages 36.7 points per game. The Red Raiders rush for 102 yards each contest. Quarterback Donovan Smith averages 374 passing yards each time Texas Tech steps onto the field. Smith’s top target is Jerand Bradley who has 2 touchdowns from 8 catches. Tech’s top rusher, Tahj Brooks, has 134 yards and has scored 4 touchdowns.
The Tech defense allows less than 300 yards per game. Opponents average 211 passing yards and 83.3 rushing yards per. Texas Tech gives up 22.3 points each game. Tyree Wilson leads the team with 2.5 sacks while Reggie Pearson Jr. has the unit’s only takeaway, an interception.
Texas vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends
- Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games.
- Texas is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Under is 4-0 in Texas’ last 4 on the road.
- Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Texas Tech is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- Over is 4-1 in Texas Tech’s last 5 games in September.
Texas vs. Texas Tech Expert Betting Predictions
Based on how Texas played against Alabama, Longhorns fans can be forgiven if they believe they have a shot at the College Football Playoff. But almost beating Alabama isn’t the same asbeating the Crimson Tide. In any case, Texas ran all over Texas San-Antonio last week. They won’t run all over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Texas Tech is a decent football team. The 27-10 loss to NC State last Saturday concerns, but the game was a road contest and the Wolfpack should win the ACC this season. Not only that, but this is a rivalry game that happens in Lubbock. Tech does enough to cover and don’t be surprised if the Red Raiders have a shot in the fourth quarter to win straight up.
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