Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (2-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -11.5 -- Over/Under: 73.5 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Jones AT&T Stadium to take the field with the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
The Iowa State Cyclones improved to 2-2 on the season after knocking off visiting Kansas 38-13. Both sides of the ball were in top form with a 512-288 yardage advantage and the ability to run or throw as they pleased. Quarterback Sam Richardson gave the Cyclones 269 yards and a pair of TD’s in the air but also threw two interceptions including a pick six. Allen Lazard and D’vario Montgomery led ISU with ten receptions for 130 yards and a score each. Mike Warren paced Iowa State on the ground with 175 yards on 18 carries with a pair of trips to the end zone as the Jayhawks struggled to stop anything.
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A 3-0 start to the season for Texas Tech is now 3-2 following back to back defeats capped of by a 63-35 loss to visiting Baylor as a 17 point underdog. The Bears exploded to a 49-21 point lead heading to the locker room as they racked up 680 yards and played virtually mistake free. The Red Raiders piled up 636 yards themselves put were done in by four turnovers an 17 penalties for 142 yards. Texas Tech was completely dependent on the passing of Patrick Mahomes II who connected on 32-50 for 415 yards with three touchdowns and two picks while Davis Webb threw for another 115 yards and a score. Tony Brown and Zach Austin gave the Red Raiders receiving corps a solid one, two punch with 13 catches for 227 yards and a TD each.
The Cyclones are 0-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and the over is 3-0-1 in Cyclones last 4 games following a ATS win while the under is 5-0-1 in Cyclones last 6 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. The over is 4-0 in Red Raiders last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and is 5-0 in Red Raiders last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 20 points while going 6-0 in Red Raiders last 6 home games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. I think plenty of scoring will take place here and the over will fall…