Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (4-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday night in a Big 12 showdown at Jones AT&T Stadium on FOX.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for their fourth straight victory to remain in the competitive Big 12 race. The Oklahoma Sooners have won eight straight road games dating back to the 2014 season. Baker Mayfield is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 1,803 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 14 games. Dede Westbrook and Mark Andrews have combined for 1,008 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Joe Mixon has 18 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 202.5 yards per contest, and Mixon leads the way with 476 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 33 points and 412.8 yards per game. Jordan Evans leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 47 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has six sacks and Will Sunderland has one interception.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders could use a win to get a game above a .500 record and help keep Kliff Kingsbury off the hot seat. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost 10 straight games against ranked teams. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 2,579 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mahomes has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 11 games. Jonathan Giles and Cameron Batson have combined for 1,100 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Dylan Cantrell has 26 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 93.8 yards per contest, and Demarcus Felton leads the way with 288 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 40.2 points and 479.2 yards per game. Jordyn Brooks leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 36 tackles, Kris Williams has four sacks and Keenon Ward has one interception.
The Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The Red Raiders are 0-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The home team is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Oklahoma has outscored Texas Tech 105-57 in the last two matchups and has scored no less than 38 points in each of the last six meetings against the Red Raiders. Oklahoma seems to have gotten back on track and has been sharp on the road for quite some time with eight straight wins on the road. Texas Tech just doesn't play a lick of defense and has given up 40-plus points three times already. The Sooners should have a field day against Texas Tech like they have over the years.
Oklahoma by two touchdowns is more than reasonable against a Texas Tech squad that's falling apart.