Houston Cougars at Texas Tech Red Raiders Spread & ML Bet

by | Last updated Sep 27, 2023 | cfb

The Houston Cougars and Texas Tech Red Raiders matchup in a Big 12 showdown at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX. The over/under for this matchup is currently 51.5 while Texas Tech is favored by -10.

Houston Cougars (2-2 SU, ATS 0-2) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-3 SU, ATS 0-2)

Date: Saturday, September 30th

Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Point Spread: Hou +10/TT -10 (You are OVERPAYING for odds if you’re still laying -110! Make the switch to -105 at BetAnySports Sportsbook! Saving money is SMART!)

Money Line: Hou +287/TTU -372

Over/Under: 51.5

Head-to-Head Matchup:

The last time Texas Tech and Houston faced off came last year, ending in a 33-30 win for Texas Tech. This game featured plenty of action in the passing game. Texas Tech finished with 350 passing yards, while Houston ended the game with 266 yards of their own.

Houston Cougars Recent Form:

So far, Houston has only played at home and have a record of 2-2. The Cougars have still not covered the spread this season at 0-2. So far, they have been the favorite in each of their first four games.

Quarterback Donovan Smith threw for one touchdown in Houston’s win over Sam Houston. Overall, he had a passer rating of 105.62 while completing 77.5% of his passes for 294 yards.

Parker Jenkins emerged as the primary rusher for Houston against Sam Houston. He rushed for 105 yards and scored three times in 20 attempts. On his nine receptions, Matthew Golden finished with one touchdown and 92 yards.

Against Sam Houston, the Cougars defense was excellent against Sam Houston, giving up just 7 points on 178 yards allowed. Sam Houston’s passing game finished with 126 yards. Up-front, Houston gave up 2.1 yards per attempt. Defensively, the Cougars enter the game with eight sacks and ranked 1st in QB hurries. They’ve allowed 25 points per game thus far this season (68th). In terms of pass defense, they’re 133rd in the NCAA, giving up 262.5 passing yards per game. Against the run, Houston has allowed 144.8 rushing yards per contest thus far.

Away Injury Report

FullName Position InjuryBodyPart InjuryStatus
Noah Guzman DB Undisclosed Out
Re’Shaun Sanford II RB Undisclosed Out


Best Parlays

2 Team Parlay 3 Team Parlay 4 Team Parlay
sportsbetting 2.64 to 1 6 to 1 12.3 to 1
Bovada 2.64 to 1 5.95 to 1 12.3 to 1
Mybookie 2.64 to 1 5.95 to 1 12.3 to 1

Texas Tech Red Raiders Recent Form:

Carrying an overall record of 1-3, Texas Tech is ready to take on this game. However, their most recent contest ended in disappointment as they fell to West Virginia with a final score of 20-13.

The over/under line for the matchup was 53.5, resulting in a hit for the under. Against the spread, Texas Tech was tagged with the L, as they were favored by 5.

In the loss against West Virginia, quarterback Behren Morton wrapped up the game with a QB rating of 58.16 after completing 13 of 37 passes for 158 yards. He also added one touchdown to his performance.

Tahj Brooks carried the ball 25 times vs. West Virginia and led the team in rushing with 149 yards, but he couldn’t find the endzone on the ground during the game. Leading Texas Tech in receiving against West Virginia was Xavier White. Although he didn’t catch a touchdown pass, he finished with 45 yards on three receptions.

The Red Raiders’ defense finished the game by giving up 256 total yards to West Virginia. The team’s run defense allowed 157 yards rushing compared to 99 in the passing game. On defense, the Red Raiders defense has seven sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. So far, teams are scoring 24 points per game against them (67th). In terms of pass defense, they’re ranked 58th in the NCAA, allowing 201 passing yards per game. Moreover, Texas Tech’s run defense is allowing 146.5 rushing yards per contest.

Home Injury Report

FullName Position InjuryBodyPart InjuryStatus
Tyler Shough QB Leg Out
E’Maurion Banks DL Back Out
Blake Burris DL Knee Out
Isaac Smith LB Knee Out
Jacob Rodriguez LB Undisclosed Questionable
Charles Robinson TE Ankle Questionable
Wesley Smith LB Back Out

Betting Trends

  • Looking at Houston’s five most recent road games, they have put together a record vs. the spread of 3-2.
  • Texas Tech’s ATS record at home (last three) is 1-2.
  • Looking back at the last five times Texas Tech went into a game as the underdog, their ATS mark was 3-2.
  • Over their last three games as the betting favorite, Houston has an ATS record of 2-1.

Line Movement:

As for the current moneyline odds, Texas Tech is presently assigned a 79% likelihood of victory, with a moneyline payout of -372. Meanwhile, the Cougars’ implied win percentage stands at 26% on a moneyline of +287. When looking at the point-spread line movements, Texas Tech has come down slightly after opening as 10.5-point favorites. Texas Tech now sits at -10. According to the oddsmakers, the initial over/under line for this game was set at 57. However, it has been bet down to its current line of 51.5, with the over now paying out at -112 and the under at -110.

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