Texas Tech vs. Lamar - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Tech vs. Lamar - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Cardinals (0-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (0-1)

College Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)

The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -44 -- Over/Under: 65 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

Instate college football rivals the Lamar Cardinals and Texas Tech Red Raiders collide in week two.

The Lamar Cardinals scored early and often and never stopped in a 70-7 demolition of sub division Kentucky Christian. Lamar led 49-0 at the halfway point before easing up on the gas.

Quarterback Darrel Colbert Jr. gave the Cardinals an efficient air game hitting 12-15 for 179 yards and three touchdowns and a lone interception.

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Isaiah Howard led the Lamar receiving corps with four catches for 69 yards and a score while Case Robinson added a pair of receptions for 37 yards and another TD. Jordan Hoy powered the Cardinals on the ground with 101 yard on five totes and a pair of trips to the end zone while Colbert and Adam Morse combined for 128 yards on ten touches and a TD each.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders fell behind Ole Miss early and never recovered in a 47-27 defeat in the opener for both teams. Texas Tech was outgained 546-486 and held the ball for over 36 minutes. Alan Bowman gave the Red Raiders a strong performance in the air completing 29-49 for 273 yards and a touchdown but he needed more help from the ground game.

Texas Tech are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and Texas Tech are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and under is 4-0 in Texas Tech last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Da’Leon Ward was the only Red Raiders running threat with 90 yards on 17 carries with a pair of trips to the end zone while the trio of TJ Vasher, Antoine Wesley and Ja’Deon High combined for 14 catches and 192 yards.

 

Lamar has no chance here but they should put up enough of a fight to make the points attractive…

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Mark’s Pick Lamar +44

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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