Free Week 4 Prediction: Red Raiders vs Cougars Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 4
(2-0) Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Houston Cougars (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston
NCAA Football Spread: Houston -7
NCAA Betting Total: 71
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It’s the battle of the undefeated as the Houston Cougars and Texas Tech Red Raiders will square off at the Houston’s TDECU Stadium Saturday night.
The Cougars are coming of huge victories against Arizona and Rice, while The Red Raiders blew out Eastern Washington and Arizona State.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury will face off against the team that started his coaching career. Kingsbury was at Houston in 2008-09 being an offensive assistant before getting the promotion of quarterbacks coach the following year.
Now he’s at the top of the pole as he’s worked his way up to his first head job with the Red Raiders. In his four seasons thus far, the head coach has yet to get more than nine wins as this year is promising.
With huge blowouts against Arizona State and Eastern Washington, they are ready for their first true test of the season. The Red Raiders are averaging 54 points per game.
They have lost six of their last eight road games as quarterback Nic Shimonek is ready to prove why he deserves the job. So far this season he passed for 927 yards and nine touchdowns with zero interceptions.
Like the Red Raiders, the Houston Cougars are looking to get to 3-0 with their second home victory in sight. The Cougars haven’t lost a home game since November of 2014 as they sure do love their home crowd.
It’s hard to win at this stadium as the Cougars really show their true colors. On the season thus far quarterback Kyle Allen is completing 86.2 percent of his passes for a mere 534 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
However the ground game is the focal point in the offense with averaging 144 yards per contest. At the moment, running back Duke Catalon leads the team with 109 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, the Cougars are allowing a small nation best 9.5 points per game but allowing a high 306 yards per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Red Raiders are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Red Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Red Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Cougars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Cougars are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cougars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
Houston Cougars are one of the most dominant teams at home, but if someone were to break that streak it might be the Red Raiders.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas Tech +7
The Red Raiders have been playing great thus far and I expect this game to be extremely close. Whoever gets the ball last will win this game. Expect Houston defense to step up big.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Texas Tech 21 – Houston 24
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