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

    The Red Raiders are solid favorites (-8.5) in their matchup versus the Cougars, with the over/under at 52 points. (On the moneyline, the Red Raiders are -336 and the Cougars are +259.)

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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 is winless against the spread so far this season (0-3-0).
    • Texas Tech is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
    • Texas Tech has combined with its opponent to go over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Texas Tech Stats & Insights

    • Texas Tech is averaging 406 yards per game offensively this year (59th in the FBS), and are giving up 347.5 yards per game (59th) on defense.
    • Texas Tech is putting up 29.3 points per game offensively this season (66th in the FBS), and is surrendering 24 points per game (68th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Texas Tech is compiling 244 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 60th in the FBS. The defense ranks 42nd, giving up 201 passing yards per game.
    • Texas Tech ranks 59th in run offense (162 rushing yards per game) and 86th in run defense (146.5 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Texas Tech is averaging a 37.1% third-down percentage on offense (91st in the FBS), and ranks 72nd on the other side of the ball with a 39.7% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With seven forced turnovers (37th in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (66th in the FBS), Texas Tech’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 50th in college football.

    Texas Tech’s Best Players

    • Tyler Shough has been a dual threat for Texas Tech so far this season. He has 746 passing yards, completing 59.3% of his passes and throwing seven touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 149 yards (37.3 ypg) on 48 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Tahj Brooks has carried the ball 61 times for a team-high 412 yards on the ground and has found the end zone one time.
    • Jerand Bradley’s leads his squad with 241 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 20 catches (out of 40 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Jordan Brown has hauled in 10 passes while averaging 37.8 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Xavier White has a total of 125 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 12 throws.
    • Jaylon Hutchings has two sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Jesiah Pierre is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 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

    • In terms of total yards, Houston ranks 68th in the FBS (395.3 total yards per game) and 101st defensively (407.3 total yards allowed per game).
    • Houston ranks 79th in the FBS with 27.3 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 71st with 25 points surrendered per game on defense.
    • Houston ranks 43rd in the FBS with 267.5 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 107th with 262.5 passing yards ceded per contest on defense.
    • With 127.8 rushing yards per game on offense, Houston ranks 96th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 83rd, giving up 144.8 rushing yards per contest.
    • Houston is putting up a 41.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (61st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 38.2% third-down rate (66th-ranked) on defense.
    • Houston has accumulated nine forced turnovers this season and have turned it over three times, leading to a +6 turnover margin, which ranks seventh-best in the FBS.

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Donovan Smith leads Houston with 1,012 yards on 94-of-151 passing with five touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 104 rushing yards (26 ypg) on 46 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Parker Jenkins, has carried the ball 28 times for 147 yards (36.8 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Stacy Sneed has piled 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 squad so far this season.
    • Matthew Golden has caught 22 passes and compiled 244 receiving yards (61 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Joseph Manjack IV has racked up 211 reciving yards (52.8 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Nelson Ceaser has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Malik Robinson, Houston’s leading tackler, has 23 tackles this year.
    • Malik Fleming leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 16 tackles and three passes defended.
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