Free NCAA Football Prediction: Red Raiders vs. Jayhawks Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Red Raiders -16.5, Jayhawks+16.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Texas Tech -750 | Jayhawks +490
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 66.5
This week’s game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas Jayhawks features two teams from the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders are currently are 7th in the Big 12 with a conference record of 1-2. Kansas has struggled on the season sitting at 9th in the conference with a 0-2 record.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Texas Tech Red Raiders enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 4-2. So far, the Red Raiders have played the 49th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -0.6.
In week five action Texas Tech lost to TCU 52-31 at home. In the game. the Red Raiders put up 344 yards through the air and 214 on the ground. Defensively, Texas Tech gave up 498 total yards.
On the season, Texas Tech is ranked 15th in points scored, averaging 36.2 points per game. On the road, the Red Raiders are scoring 32.0 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 115th in the NCAA, allowing 36.8 points per game.
On offense, Texas Tech throws the ball on 52.17% of their plays, leading to 328.0 yards per game. 11th in CFB. On the ground, the Red Raiders have rushed for 148.8 yards per contest.
So far the Red Raiders have a slight advantage in the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of 0.2 on the season. The Texas Tech pass rush is averaging 1.8 sacks per game.
The Kansas Jayhawks come into this home contest with an overall record of 1-4. So far Kansas has played the 111th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -34.0.
Last week Kansas was trounced by Iowa State 59-7. In the game, the Jayhawks put up 127 yards through the air and 175 on the ground. Defensively, Kansas gave up 564 total yards.
On the season, Kansas is ranked 114th in points scored, averaging 17.2 points per game. In games played at home, the Jayhawks are scoring 20.7 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 129th in the NCAA, allowing 51.2 points per game.
On offense, Kansas throws the ball on 41.22% of their plays, leading to 186.2 yards per game. 103rd best in CFB. On the ground, the Jayhawks have rushed for 172.0 yards per contest.
So far, the Jayhawks defense has generated enough turnovers to give the team an even turnover differential. The Kansas defense doesn’t generate much pass rush as they are averaging just 0.5 sacks per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
- Red Raiders are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight-up loss.
- Jayhawks are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games as an underdog.
- Jayhawks are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS loss.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
Even with Texas Tech having a down year, I am taking them to cover the -16.5 point spread.
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: Texas Tech -16.5
In this game there isn’t one thing that I can point to that gives me confidence in Kansas to keep the game close. On offense, Texas Tech has a clear advantage, scoring 19.0 more points per game than Kansas. Defensively, the Red Raiders are also the superior unit giving up 14.0 fewer points per game than the Jayhawks. I am not worried about a back door cover, as the Kansas offense is averaging just over 17 points despite playing from behind in most games.
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