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Texas Tech vs. Iowa State - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iowa State Cyclones (2-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)
Date & Time Saturday October 10, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -12.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Iowa State Cyclones (2-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)

The Iowa State Cyclones and Texas Tech Red Raiders square off Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The Iowa State Cyclones look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. Sam Richardson is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,018 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Richardson has a touchdown pass in 13 of his last 14 games. Allen Lazard and D'Vario Montgomery have combined for 412 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jauan Wesley has 10 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 147.5 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 329 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, ISU is allowing 20.3 points and 343.5 yards per game. Brian Peavy leads the Cyclones with 27 tackles, Dale Pierson has six sacks and Darian Cotton has two forced fumbles. Nigel Tribune is questionable.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders could use a win here after dropping back-to-back games to ranked teams. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,836 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mahomes is currently third in the country in passing yards. Jakeem Grant and Devin Lauderdale have combined for 805 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Reginald Davis has 14 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 179 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 514 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 41.4 points and 581 yards per game. Dakota Allen leads the Red Raiders with 47 tackles, J.J. Gaines has two interceptions and Jah'Shawn Johnson has two forced fumbles. Ian Sadler is questionable.

The Cyclones are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Red Raiders are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

Iowa State simply doesn't have the horses to hang in this contest. Texas Tech is a scoring machine and has beaten the Cyclones in three straight meetings. While the Red Raiders will give up a couple of cheap scores, it still won't be enough for Iowa State to keep this within two scores.

Texas Tech Red Raiders -12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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