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Iowa State vs. Texas Tech - 10/27/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (3-3)
Date & Time Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -3.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (3-3)
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Week nine Big 12 college football features the Texas Tech Red Raiders visiting the Iowa State Cyclones.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders jumped to a 24-3 lead at the half versus visiting Kansas and cruised to a 48-16 victory as a 17 point home favorite. Texas Tech racked up 533 yards and gave the ball away three times which overcame the Jayhawks 308 yards and two giveaways.

Alex Bowman led a dominant Red Raiders passing attack as he completed 36-46 for 408 yards and three touchdowns against an interception while Jett Duffey hit 3-3 for another 33 yards.

Ta’Zhawn Henry topped Texas Tech on the ground with 62 yards on 15 carries with a TD while Demarcus Felton and Tre King scored on 34 yard and 18 yard runs.

Antoine Wesley had a huge receiving night for the Red Raiders with nine catches for 155 yards and a score with TJ Vasher adding five receptions for 79 yards and another touchdown.

The Iowa State Cyclones enter their bye week off back to back upsets after downing West Virginia 30-14 as a 4.5 point home dog. Iowa State owned total yardage 498-152 with balance while dominating possession with 37+ minutes.

Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy completed 18-25 for 254 yards and three touchdowns  with an interception while running eleven times for 39 yards.

David Montgomery was the Cyclones workhorse on the ground with 189 yards and a touchdown including a two yard scoring burst. Hakeem Butler topped the Cyclones receiving corps with 107 yards on four receptions with a score.

Over is 6-0 in Texas Tech Red Raiders last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week and over is 9-0 in Texas Tech Red Raiders last 9 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Under is 8-0 in Iowa State Cyclones last 8 games following a straight up win and under is 4-0 in Iowa State Cyclones last 4 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and Iowa State Cyclones are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. 

Iowa State has pulled two straight upsets and I think the team has too much going for Texas Tech to stop…

Iowa State -3 // buy 1/2 point

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