The Bears (1-4) are amid a three-game losing streak that saw them lose last week 38-31 to a ranked Iowa State squad. In that game, neither Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer or Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy played well. Both quarterbacks threw three touchdowns, but Purdy threw more interceptions (three) than Brewer (two).
What ultimately lost the game for Baylor is their inability to stop the run. They allowed Cyclones running back Breece Hall to run for 133 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns. It was the second-straight game that Baylor allowed a 100-yard rusher. This season, the Bears’ defense is giving up 181.4 rushing yards per game.
As for the Red Raiders (2-5), they are putting up over 400 yards of total offense, but giving up 40.3 points per game on defense. Just like Baylor, Texas Tech is on a losing streak of their own. Last week, the Tech lost 34-18 to the TCU Horned Frogs. TCU quarterback Max Duggan had 73 passing yards and an interception but recorded 154 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Texas Tech quarterback Henry Colombi was 23-of-41 for 234 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. This season, the junior quarterback is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 909 yards, eight touchdowns, and four interceptions. Since their defense struggles through the air, giving up over 300 yards per game. We might see an old fashioned shootout between Colombi and Brewer.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Baylor vs. Texas Tech on Saturday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream via the Fox Sports Go app or with a cable or streaming service login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Baylor vs. Texas Tech (+2)
Point Total: 56.5
Money line: Baylor (-124) vs. Texas Tech (-102)
- Baylor is 1-6 straight up in its last seven games.
- Baylor is 2-4 against the spread in its last six games against Texas Tech.
- Texas Tech is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.
- Texas Tech is 1-5 straight up in its last six games.
Baylor: (74% of handle, 61% percent of bets)
Texas Tech: (26% of handle, 39% percent of bets)
The Best Bet
At first glance, this line screams pick’em game, which makes perfect sense. Baylor is riding a three-game losing streak, while Texas Tech put up over 400 yards of total offense on TCU but still somehow lost.
Pick: Baylor (-2)
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO) or 1-800-BETS OFF (IA). 21+ (18+ NH). NJ/PA/WV/IN/NH/IA/CO/IL only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.