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    The Houston Cougars (2-2) play on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Jones AT&T Stadium versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-3).

    The Cougars are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +8.5) against the Red Raiders (with an over/under of 52 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 52 -110 -110 -336 +259

    Texas Tech Pick Insights

    • Texas Tech has not covered the spread in a game yet this season in three games.
    • Texas Tech is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
    • One of Texas Tech’s three games with a set total has hit the over (33.3%).

    Texas Tech Stats & Insights

    • Texas Tech is averaging 406 yards per game on offense (59th in the FBS), and rank 59th defensively, yielding 347.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Texas Tech ranks 66th in scoring offense (29.3 points per game) and 69th in scoring defense (24 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Texas Tech ranks 60th in pass offense (244 passing yards per game) and 42nd in pass defense (201 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Texas Tech is putting up 162 rushing yards per game on offense this season (61st in the FBS), and is giving up 146.5 rushing yards per game (87th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Texas Tech is posting a 37.1% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 91st in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 72nd, allowing a 39.7% third-down percentage.
    • Texas Tech has forced seven total turnovers (33rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (68th in the FBS) for +1a turnover margin of +1, 50th-ranked in college football.

    Texas Tech’s Best Players

    • Tyler Shough has thrown for 746 yards, completing 59.3% of his passes and collecting seven touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also run for 149 yards (37.3 ypg) on 48 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Tahj Brooks has racked up 412 yards on 61 carries while finding paydirt one time as a runner.
    • Jerand Bradley’s team-high 241 yards as a receiver have come on 20 receptions (out of 40 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Jordan Brown has caught 10 passes for 151 yards (37.8 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Xavier White’s 12 catches have yielded 125 yards.
    • Jaylon Hutchings has two sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Jesiah Pierre, Texas Tech’s leading tackler, has 34 tackles this year.
    • Malik Dunlap has a team-high three interceptions to go along with six tackles and three passes defended.

    Houston Betting Insights

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

    Houston Pick Insights

    • Houston is putting up 395.3 total yards per game on offense this season (68th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 407.3 total yards per contest (101st-ranked).
    • With 27.3 points per game on offense, Houston ranks 81st in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 71st, giving up 25 points per contest.
    • Houston ranks 43rd in the FBS with 267.5 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 107th with 262.5 passing yards ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Houston is accumulating 127.8 rushing yards per game on offense this season (96th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 144.8 rushing yards per game (84th-ranked) on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Houston is putting up a 41.7% third-down conversion rate (63rd-ranked). It ranks 65th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (38.2% third-down rate allowed).
    • Houston sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking seventh-best at +6.

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Donovan Smith has put up 1,012 passing yards, or 253 per game, so far this season. He has completed 62.3% of his passes and has tossed five touchdowns with three interceptions. He’s also contributed on the ground with 26 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner three times.
    • Parker Jenkins is his team’s leading rusher with 28 carries for 147 yards, or 36.8 per game. He’s found paydirt three times on the ground, as well.
    • Stacy Sneed has racked up 29 carries and totaled 124 yards with one touchdown while also gaining 69 yards through the air with one touchdown.
    • Sam Brown has racked up 405 receiving yards on 24 catches to pace his team so far this season.
    • Matthew Golden has caught 22 passes and compiled 244 receiving yards (61 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Joseph Manjack IV’s 26 targets have resulted in 20 receptions for 211 yards and one touchdown.
    • Nelson Ceaser leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has four TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Malik Robinson, Houston’s top tackler, has 23 tackles this year.
    • Malik Fleming has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 16 tackles and three passes defended.

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