Texas vs Texas Tech Predictions
*Consensus from 5678 predictions.
Twitter is reporting that Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson is out for undisclosed reasons tonight.
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I just heard that LB Breckyn Hager is expected to play today, he apparently had a mild dislocated his elbow last week during the WVU game, but he is expected to go tonight.
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There's a lot on the line tonight for both Texas and Texas Tech. Texas needs this win after two straight losses if they expect to stay in the Big 12 championship hunt. Texas Tech needs this win to make them bowl eligible. Tech will be without Bowman who is already the backup quarterback. Tech will turn to Duffy who is good with his legs but isn't the passer that Bowman is. Texas has a few injuries on their side too. This will be a game of guts and pure will. You never really know what Kliff Kingsbury will pull out of his hat of tricks for tonight. They are at home and it's senior night. I'm not going to put anything past the Raiders.
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Forget the side bets, the play here is UNDER 62. With Tech down to their 3rd string QB Duffy (who is more of a runner than a passer), you have think Tech will keep the ball more on the ground today and I think they will struggle to put up points against this Texas defense. And Texas offense has struggled all year and will likewise struggle on the ground against this revamped Tech defense. I don't think this one is a shootout like everybody is predicting. Texas wins a defensive game 31-24. The unders pay today.
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PICK: TEXAS LONGHORNS -1.5 - Texas will be without both Breckyn Hager and Davante Davis on Saturday as both got banged up against West Virginia last weekend. I initially liked Texas Tech here at a virtual pick em' at home, but Alan Bowman just got out of the hospital on Monday with a collapsed lung he suffered in the OU game and is not expected to play. I don't have a lot of confidence in Tech's 3rd string QB Jett Duffey, he can run but his passing has been lack luster; because he's not a true passer, I don't see him being able to operate Tech's offense as efficiently as Bowman. Texas will miss Hager and Davis, but I think Tech will miss Bowman more. I predict Texas's offense has a field day against this Texas Tech defense and will be able to shut down Jett Duffey on the ground. Score prediction: Texas Longhorns 34- Texas Tech 24. Get your bets in early...I predict this line will move to Texas -3 or -4 before kickoff.
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Everyone is concerned about Duffy starting today, but I think this kid can ball....he may not be the passer that Bowman is but behind Kyler Murray at OU he is probably the best run-pass QB in the Big 12. This kid does some Michael Vick type stuff on the field and I think he is going to give this leaky Texas defense all kinds of problems. I am a little worried about Tech matching up defensively against the size of these Texas receivers: Jerrod Heard, Collin Johnson, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay....all 4 of these guys over 6' 4" tall and are all deep threats. But this revamped Texas Tech defense is the best defense we have seen in 7-8 years and I think this Tech team is just overall a better team. Texas has eked by teams like Kansas State, Tulsa and Baylor this year and are over rated. Texas Tech came up short against OU last weekend, but they won't come up short tonight. Pick: Texas Tech +2.5
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For me, this game all depends on Bowman. If Bowman, released from the hospital late Wednesday after aggravating his previously partially collapsed lung, is unable to play on Saturday the Horns take home a win. IF Bowman is able to play I give Texas Tech the cover and WIN. Kingsbury is hopeful he will be able to suit up and play. I just don't think Duffy can settle down and play calm enough to lead the Raiders to victory. He's good with his legs, but he can't hold in the pocket and give the offense time to progress. He's too quick to take off. Last week Tech suffered a heartbreaking loss to OU. What a game! Texas Tech was up for the fight and took it straight at OU. If Bowman was able to finish this game I truly believe it would have been a different outcome. This week Tech will be fired up again and ready to right the wrong from last week. They are hungry to beat Texas and claim the top spot in Texas after beating TCU. One has to wonder how Texas will fair in Lubbock after the loss to West Virginia last week at home. With Bowman....take the point. Without Bowman....Texas covers.
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Texas Longhorns (6-3) take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-4) on November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM ET at the Jones AT&T Stadium
Longhorns-3 and Red Raiders+3. Over/Under: 62.5.
Texas is ranked #41 in offense and #66 in defense while Texas Tech is ranked #9 offensively and #88 defensively.
ATS Betting Trends:
Texas Longhorns is 4-2 (2-3-1 ATS) and Texas Tech Red Raiders is 3-3 (4-2 ATS). The over / under for Texas the past 10 games is 3-3 while Texas Tech Red Raiders o/u is 4-2.
Predicted Score: Longhorns 29 - Red Raiders 34.
SJ Computer Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders +3 and OVER 62.5.
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Dallas Morning News: Texas injury update: Multiple key players suffer injuries during win over Texas Tech
LUBBOCK -- Texas' injury struggles continued during Saturday night's 41-34 win over Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Texas coach Tom Herman announced after the game that multiple key players suffered injuries.
Freshman safety Caden Sterns was diagnosed with a head injury and will be evaluated Sunday morning.
Sophomore defensive back Josh Thompson suffered a right ankle sprain and did not return to Saturday night's game. Senior cornerback Davante Davis also sprained his ankle and experienced knee pain, and he did not return. Freshman running back Keaontay Ingram re-aggravated the hip pointer he suffered earlier in the season and did not return.
Dallas Morning News: Texas Tech quotable: Kliff Kingsbury explains why he doesn't regret going for it on 4th and 1 before halftime
Here are some highlights from postgame press conferences after Texas Tech's 41-34 loss to Texas on Saturday.Head coach Kliff Kingsbury
On his team's comeback effort: "That's kind of a signature of this team. It's just a shame, some of these we haven't been able to close, this is the third Big-12 game that we had three plus turnovers and lost because of it and that can't happen. You play these better teams and you got to protect the football. And we didn't get any takeaways, we didn't play very good defensively. And you got to give them credit, I thought their offense played really well.
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas Tech sticks the Texas band as far away from the field as possible and no one cares
In a completely shocking and uncouth development that is an absolute outrage to the cherished traditions of college football*, the Texas Tech Red Raiders put the Texas Longhorns band in the upper reaches of Jones AT&T Stadium for Saturday's game in Lubbock:
In a more shocking development, the purveyors of bad faith mock outrage were nowhere to be found. Incredible.
The reference here, of course, is the tiniest scandal in the history of college sports, which resulted in Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte publicly explaining that he values putting Longhorns students close to the field more than he values giving opposing bands some of the best seats in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Fansided: Texas Football: 3 worst results for Longhorns vs. Texas Tech in the past decade
A tricky series for Texas football within the past decade came against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in conference play over the course of the past decade or two. Especially under the direction of former head coach Mike Leach, Texas Tech was a pretty stingy opponent for Texas football at times. That spanned back to last season even where the Red Raiders knocked off Texas on the Forty Acres.
Texas football owns the all-time series lead over Texas Tech dating all the way back to the first meeting in 1928. That edge for the Horns is at 50 wins to only 17 losses.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Texas Longhorns (62% consensus)... http://bit.ly/2CXtcUZ
Fansided: Texas Tech football has a chance for rare feat against Longhorns
Saturday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns will meet for the 58th time. Unfortunately for Texas Tech fans, the series has been decidedly slanted towards the Longhorns who hold a 50-17 edge.
But following last year's 27-24 win in Austin, Kliff Kingsbury's team has an opportunity to do accomplish one of the rarest feats in Texas Tech football history, knock off the Longhorns in back-to-back seasons. In all, the Red Raiders have won consecutive games against the Red Raiders only four times and never has Tech managed three-straight.
This series began in 1928 with a 12-0 Longhorn win in Austin.
Viva The Matadors: The 2OT: Why do you think Texas Tech continues to struggle on the football field?
We are once again at a point in the football season where we, the fans, have begun to question our head coach's ability to get the job done. I am sure you've read the same article from ten different sources this week. I am sure that at some point during the loss to Iowa State a few weeks ago, you too were asking what he was still doing in Lubbock. Fans are divided. Some want him gone. Some want him to stay. Some think he's finally in a great position to finally have an amazing season next year.
Dallas Morning News: A decade after the Michael Crabtree game, stakes between Texas and Texas Tech are far different
Ten years ago, Texas Tech and Texas played maybe the most epic game in their 67 meetings.
Texas' No. 1 ranking was on the line against an undefeated Tech team. And with one second to play, quarterback Graham Harrell and receiver Michael Crabtree made history in a Tech win.
Memories still haven't dimmed, even among current Texas players who would have been in elementary school at the time, as Texas gets ready for another visit to Lubbock on Saturday.
"I always think back to the 2008 game and how wild that was and how wild that environment was, watching that on TV," quarterback Sam Ehlinger said.
Betting Prediction for Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Texas will WIN , Texas Tech will Cover , and the Total will go Over .
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Burnt Orange Nation: BON Round Table: Texas should benefit from Texas Tech battling various injuries
After dropping back-to-back games against Oklahoma State and West Virginia, the Texas Longhorns are looking to bounce back on the road against a Texas Tech Red Raiders team slogging through its own two-game skid.
Each of the two teams are a bit banged up, but fireworks will likely fly in Lubbock on Saturday night. The Burnt Orange Nation staff got together to discuss Texas Tech's injuries, Sam Ehlinger chasing history, and what kind of game we should expect on Saturday.
Arguably the biggest storyline for Texas Tech is injuries to freshman gunslinger Alan Bowman (partially-collapsed lung) and senior linebacker Dakota Allen (hand, knee).
Burnt Orange Nation: Report: Texas Tech QB Jett Duffey will start QB against Texas
A reeling Texas Longhorns rush defense will have to face a running quarterback on Saturday, as Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced that redshirt sophomore Jett Duffey will start on Saturday in Lubbock in place of freshman Alan Bowman, according to Longhorn Network's Alex Loeb.
Duffey fell just short of leading Texas Tech over Oklahoma last weekend at Jones AT&T Stadium after Bowman took a shot to the ribs in the first half and was unable to complete warmups during halftime.
Fansided: Texas Tech football scouting report: Three things to know about Texas
The most anticipated home game of the year has arrived as the Texas Tech football team is set to close out the 2018 home schedule against the Texas Longhorns. Though this game will have no Big 12 title implications, there is quite a bit on the line as these two long-time foes square off.
At 3-2 in the Big 12, Texas is a game ahead of the Red Raiders in the league standings. But just like Texas Tech, the Horns are riding a two game losing streak.
Texas dropped its October 27th game at Oklahoma State 38-35 after falling behind 31-14 at halftime.