T-Day Tussle: Red Raiders and Longhorns Will Light It Up

Published on 28-Nov-2013 by Alan Adamsson

Football - NCAA    NCAA Football Daily Stake

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T-Day Tussle: Red Raiders and Longhorns Will Light It Up

It’s been five years since the Texas Tech Red Raiders beat the Texas Longhorns.

They’ll have a hard time preventing Texas from making it six.

The ‘Horns are favored by 4½ points for their Thanksgiving Day matchup at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. But college football betting fans also want to know if Texas Tech can drive the over to the pay window for the eighth time in a row.

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The Raiders (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS, over 9-2) have the right mix to blow out those college football totals. Their offense is No 1 in the nation in raw passing yards at 400.2 per game, and Texas Tech is No 23 in scoring at 37.5 points per game. The Tech defenders, however, rank No. 102 of the 125 FBS teams in efficiency at Football Outsiders. The Raiders are allowing 30.3 points per game this season, or No 83 overall.

Texas (7-3 SU, 5-5 ATS, over 5-5) has tightened up somewhat after a poor start to the season, paying off the under in four of the past five games. But the ‘Horns have allowed a combined 78 points in their last two outings, putting Thursday’s expected total of 66½ points within reach.

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