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    On Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-3) will host the Houston Cougars (2-2).

    The Cougars are expected to lose (currently +8.5) against the Red Raiders (with an over/under of 51.5 points).

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    Game Info for Texas Tech vs. Houston

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 2
    • Location: Lubbock, Texas
    • Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium
    Texas Tech vs Houston Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas Tech -8.5 -110 -110 51.5 -110 -110 -341 +268

    Texas Tech Pick Insights

    • Texas Tech has compiled a 0-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Texas Tech is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
    • In Texas Tech’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Texas Tech Stats & Insights

    • Texas Tech is totaling 406 yards per game on offense (59th in the FBS), and rank 59th on the other side of the ball, yielding 347.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Texas Tech is compiling 29.3 points per game on offense, which ranks them 66th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 69th, giving up 24 points per contest.
    • Texas Tech is putting up 244 passing yards per game on offense (60th in the FBS), and ranks 42nd on defense with 201 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Texas Tech is putting up 162 rushing yards per game on offense this year (61st in the FBS), and is allowing 146.5 rushing yards per game (87th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • On offense, Texas Tech ranks 90th in the FBS with a 37.1% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 73rd in third-down conversion rate allowed (146.5).
    • With seven forced turnovers (33rd in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (69th in the FBS), Texas Tech (+1) owns the 50th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Texas Tech’s Best Players

    • Tyler Shough leads Texas Tech with 746 yards (186.5 ypg) on 67-of-113 passing with seven touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 149 rushing yards on 48 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Tahj Brooks, has carried the ball 61 times for 412 yards (103 per game), scoring one time.
    • Jerand Bradley’s 241 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 40 times and has registered 20 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Jordan Brown has hauled in 10 passes while averaging 37.8 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Xavier White has been the target of 17 passes and compiled 12 grabs for 125 yards, an average of 31.3 yards per contest.
    • Jaylon Hutchings has two sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Jesiah Pierre is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 34 tackles.
    • Malik Dunlap leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording six tackles and three passes defended.

    Houston Betting Insights

    • Houston is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Houston has hit the over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Houston Pick Insights

    • Houston ranks 68th with 395.3 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 101st with 407.3 total yards given up per game on defense.
    • From an offensive perspective, Houston is posting 27.3 points per game (80th-ranked). It ranks 71st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (25 points allowed per game).
    • Houston ranks 43rd in the FBS with 267.5 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 107th with 262.5 passing yards allowed per contest on defense.
    • Houston ranks 97th in the FBS with 127.8 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 84th with 144.8 rushing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Houston ranks 64th in the FBS (41.7% third-down conversion percentage) and 65th on defense (38.2% third-down rate allowed).
    • Houston has generated nine forced turnovers this season and have turned it over three times, leading to a +6 turnover margin, which ranks sixth-best in the FBS.

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Donovan Smith has recored 1,012 passing yards, or 253 per game, so far this season. He has completed 62.3% of his passes and has recorded five touchdowns with three interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 26 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner three times.
    • Parker Jenkins has carried the ball 28 times for 147 yards, with three touchdowns.
    • Stacy Sneed has racked up 124 yards (on 29 carries) with one touchdown, while also grabbing seven passes for 69 yards and one touchdown.
    • Sam Brown has racked up 405 receiving yards on 24 catches to pace his team so far this season.
    • Matthew Golden has put up a 244-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 22 passes on 39 targets.
    • Joseph Manjack IV has racked up 211 reciving yards (52.8 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Nelson Ceaser leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has four TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Houston’s top-tackler, Malik Robinson, has 23 tackles this year.
    • Malik Fleming has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 16 tackles and three passes defended.

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