Texas Tech vs. Baylor - 11/25/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (6-4) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-7)
College Football: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Friday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at AT&T Stadium on ESPN.
The Baylor Bears are desperate for a victory that would snap a rough four-game losing streak. The Baylor Bears haven’t lost five games since the 2012 CFB season. Zach Smith is completing 53.8 percent of his passes for 530 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Smith has five touchdown passes on 80 career pass attempts. KD Cannon and Ishmael Zamora have combined for 1,302 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Blake Lynch has 34 receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 255 yards per contest, and Terence Williams leads the way with 708 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 28.7 points and 412.5 yards per game. Aiavion Edwards leads the Baylor Bears with 75 tackles, K.J. Smith has 5.5 sacks and Orion Stewart has five interceptions.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders hope to avoid eight losses for the second time in four years under coach Kliff Kingsbury. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 4,466 yards, 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mahomes has three or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 12 games. Jonathan Giles and Keke Coutee have combined for 1,745 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Cameron Batson has 58 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 105.7 yards per contest, and Demarcus Felton leads the way with 354 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 44.3 points and 547.1 yards per game. Malik Jenkins leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 70 tackles, Kris Williams has five sacks and Keenon Ward has one interception.
The Bears are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Raiders are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
We all know about that Texas Tech defense, which is allowing more yards per game than any defense in college football and just allowed 66 points to Iowa Freaking State. However, I'm not sure how I feel about laying chalk with a backup quarterback and a struggling Baylor team. We know what we're getting with Texas Tech's offense and that unit should do work in Jerry's World that plays fast. I'll take my chances that Baylor and it's backup QB can't keep up with Texas Tech.