Kansas vs. Texas Tech - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (0-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas +31 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kansas Jayhawks square off Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders look to pick up their second road win and improve to 5-2 overall. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 65 percent of his passes for 2,264 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mahomes is currently third in the country in passing yards. Jakeem Grant and Devin Lauderdale have combined for 971 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Reginald Davis has 17 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 192.6 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 586 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 39.7 points and 566.7 yards per game. Dakota Allen leads the Red Raiders with 58 tackles, Gary Moore has two sacks and J.J. Gaines has four interceptions. Devin Lauderdale and Justin Murphy are questionable.
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The Kansas Jayhawks are still looking for their first win of the year that would snap an eight-game losing skid. Ryan Willis is completing 51.9 percent of his passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Willis has 52 pass attempts in his last two games. Tre' Parmalee and Tyler Patrick have combined for 377 receiving yards and one touchdown while Steven Sims, Jr. has 11 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 130 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 347 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 45.4 points and 556.6 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Jayhawks with 45 tackles, Ben Goodman, Jr. has 3.5 sacks and Greg Allen has two interceptions. Jeremiah Booker and Joshua Stanford are questionable.
The Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Jayhawks are 8-19 ATS in their last 27 games in October and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Kansas and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings overall.
Kansas actually hung around with Texas Tech last season, and that game was on the road. The Red Raiders also aren't the best defensive team in the world, so the Jayhawks will certainly have their chances to put up points. This is simply a lot of points to lay with a team that's 118th in scoring defense. Give me the home team and the points here.