Texas Tech vs. Baylor - 11/29/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (9-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +24.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN2
The Baylor Bears and Texas Tech Red Raiders play Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.
The Baylor Bears have won three straight games and are still in the playoff hunt. Bryce Petty is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. Petty has seven touchdowns and one pick in his last three games, and Baylor has 42 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Corey Coleman and KD Cannon have combined for 1,600 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Antwan Goodley has 11 receptions in his last two games. Baylor’s ground game is averaging 4.7 yards per carry, as Shock Linwood leads the way with 977 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, the Baylor Bears are allowing 21.7 points, 329.7 yards, and they’ve forced 31 sacks and 19 turnovers. Bryce Hager leads Baylor with 80 tackles and Shawn Oakman has 14.5 tackles for loss.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost three of their last four games and hope to win their first home game of the month. Patrick Mahomes is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Mahomes has eight touchdowns and one pick in his last two games, and Texas Tech has 33 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Jakeem Grant and Bradley Marquez have combined for more than 1,400 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Devin Lauderdale has three touchdowns in his last two games. Texas Tech’s ground game is averaging 5.3 yards per carry, as DeAndre Washington leads the way with 1,038 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 40.6 points, 509.5 yards, and they’ve forced 21 sacks and 14 turnovers. Pete Robertson leads Texas Tech with 77 tackles and Branden Jackson has eight tackles for loss.
The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Red Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 5-11 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
This is a lot of chalk to lay but the Baylor Bears need to keep winning at an impressive rate in order to increase their odds of making the playoffs. Give me the Baylor Bears in a blowout.