Free Week 3 Prediction: Cougars vs Red Raiders Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Houston Cougars vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 15th 2018
Time: 4:15 pm EST
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: -3
NCAA Betting Total: 105
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The Houston Cougars bring their high powered offense north to Lubbock as they look to keep their early season winning streak alive against cross state rivals Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders are coming off a 77-0 drubbing of Lamar last week at home, and hope to finish off their season opening three game home stand with one more win before hitting the road to take on Oklahoma State next week.
Week one: 45 points on the road. Week two: 45 points at home. Notice a trend? If not, you should. This Cougars offense seems like the real deal so far this season. Let’s see if they can keep it rolling for a third straight week.
Going for back to back wins against Power 5 schools, Houston will be facing arguably their stiffest opponent yet on the young campaign. If they can come on top with a win on Saturday, the Cougars have a real good shot of running the table this year.
QB D’Eriq King took over the game last week against Arizona, accounting for six touch downs, four through the air, two on the ground. Despite the huge offensive output, the Cougars shut down the Wildcats for most of the game as well.
Both of those factors will need to be at attention this week against the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech put up a lot of points in last weeks win. Led by backup true freshman Alan Bowman, the Red Raiders didn’t even give Lamar a chance in that game.
As of deadline, it was still unknown if Texas Tech starting QB McLane Carter (high ankle sprain) will return to face the Cougars or not yet.
With a loss this week, the Red Raiders could see their season start to spiral out of control with games against Oklahoma St., West Virginia and TCU coming up in their next three games. This is a must win game for Texas Tech.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Houston leads all time series 18-12-1.
- Texas Tech has won last two meetings.
- Houston is 168-207-13 all time vs Power 5 schools.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
This one should be a real good game. College football in September in Texas, you just can’t get any better than that.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas Tech -3.
There’s a reason why the line is so close this week. Sure, the home team should almost always give a field goal, but I think the line is giving Texas Tech a little too much this week though.
I think Houston is going to continue their big offensive output against the Red Raiders this week. I also think the defense we saw last week against Arizona is for real.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Houston 45 – Texas Tech 24
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