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How and what to watch for Texas Tech vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State

The point total isn’t as high as it usually is for a Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State game, as both teams are struggling offensively. Where should bettors go in this one?

Cornerback DaMarcus Fields of the Texas Tech Red Raiders carries a Texas flag across the field before the college football game against the Baylor Bears at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 14, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images

Oklahoma State Cowboys taking on the Texas Tech Red Raiders typically screams points with the over/under set around 75. That’s not the case in 2020 as both offenses are struggling to move the ball and the defenses have gotten better.

While Oklahoma State’s defense has shined, the Cowboys aren’t getting much going offensively. Quarterback Spencer Sanders hasn’t progressed much in his sophomore year and missed two full games with an injury earlier this season. The Cowboys defense is playing well and ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 in terms of yards per play allowed. However offensively, they rank 97th in all of college football in that category. Oklahoma State is coming off a 41-13 loss to its rival Oklahoma. Sanders was injured but returned, but the combination of him and freshman Shane Illingsworth completed just 15 of 40 passes for 168 yards.

Texas Tech comes into this one with a 3-5 overall record including 2-5 in Big 12 play. Year 2 under Matt Wells hasn’t been the most thrilling season for the Red Raiders, which don’t have too much to be excited about with on their roster right now when looking at the statistics. Texas Tech ranks 79th offensively in yards per play and 71st defensively in that category. There isn’t much of an identity for this team as there isn’t one thing it does extremely well, but it appears to still be playing hard, coming off a win over a struggling Baylor team.

Texas Tech won the last two meetings in this series, most recently a 45-35 victory at home in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State on Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State (-11.5)
Point Total: 54
Money line: Texas Tech (+320) vs. Oklahoma State (-435)

  • Texas Tech is 2-9 straight up against Oklahoma State their last 11 meetings, but the Red Raiders are 5-1 against the spread against the Cowboys in the last six.
  • Texas Tech is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games and 4-11 straight up in its last 15.
  • The total went under in nine of Oklahoma State’s last 11 games, and Texas Tech unders hit in four of its last six.

Betting splits

Texas Tech: (8% of handle, 6% percent of bets)
Oklahoma State: (92% of handle, 94% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

This has to be one of the most frustrating seasons for Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State coaching staff. The Cowboys finally put out a good defense, and all of a sudden they cannot have a consistent offense. If there was ever a year to take down Oklahoma, this would’ve been a good chance and while the Cowboys still have a shot at the Big 12, we’re fading them after the way they’ve looked offensively.

Pick: Texas Tech +11.5

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