Free Week 12 Prediction: Red Raiders vs Cyclones Odds
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(4-6) Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa State Cyclones (2-8)
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Texas Tech -3.0
NCAA Betting Total: 75.5
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Time is running out on this season to watch the explosive Texas Tech offense. This should be another good matchup for them as they take the road hoping to pick up a win towards a bowl bid against Iowa State.
Iowa State picked up their first conference win of the season last week but it was hardly impressive as they beat Kansas – the joke of the Big 12 for the last few seasons.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Patrick Mahomes has quietly put together one of the best offensive seasons by a quarterback in the Big 12 in quite some time.
Mahomes has thrown for 4247 yards and 34 touchdowns in 10 games. The Red Raiders are averaging 46 points and 583 yards per game led by Mahomes.
Despite that insane offensive production, the Red Raiders are 4-6 and need two wins in the last 2 games to become bowl eligible. This will be a good chance for Texas Tech as Iowa State is just 2-8 on the season.
The Red Raider defense has been very poor this season and cost them several winnable games. The defense should be able to slow down an inconsistent Iowa State offense but there are no guarantees.
Texas Tech is allowing 42 points and 541 yards per game this season.
Iowa State’s offense hasn’t been good but also hasn’t been terrible and usually just not being terrible is enough to be effective against the Red Raiders.
If the Red Raiders want to get a bowl bid, they will need to ride Mahomes again this week against a struggling Iowa State defense.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones could be considered the joke of the Big 12 if it weren’t for how bad Kansas has been the last few years. The Cyclones haven’t been much better but they at least get their annual conference win over the Jayhawks.
They will look to build off that win last week in this matchup against one of the other bottom teams in the Big 12. However, since the Texas Tech offense is one of the best in the nation, the Cyclones know they are no joke – despite being 2-5 in Big 12 play.
Jacob Park could be poised for a career day this week after a decent performance last week in their win over Kansas. Park should be able to capitalize on the poor Texas Tech defense by focusing in on Allen Hazard again this week.
Hazard had 10 receptions for 120 yards last week and the Cyclones were able to exceed their season average by scoring 31 on the Jayhawks.
The Jayhawks defense is arguable the stronger aspect of their team so it could be a momentum builder for the Cyclones heading into their matchup with Texas Tech.
This could be a good old Big 12 shootout as the neither defense should impose too much fear.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 8-3 in Iowa State’s last 11 conference games.
- Over is 6-2 in Iowa State’s last 8 games overall.
- Texas Tech is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
- Texas Tech is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
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Trends aren’t even necessary to guide you in making this pick. The Texas Tech offense is spectacular and their defense is horrible. The Iowa State offense is good enough and their defense is not very good.
The total for this game makes no sense and I expect this one to go way over.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game Total Over 75.5
I like the Red Raiders to prevail pretty easily in this Big 12 shootout.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Texas Tech 51 – Iowa State 39
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