[12:00 PM] Texas @ Texas Tech

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Longhorns (4-4)

@ Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-4)


Current odds:

Texas Longhorns: (-160)

Texas Tech Red Raiders: (+140)


ESPN simulations have Texas as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Texas Tech to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Texas by 3 points.

Texas and host Texas Tech meet Saturday with identical records and some momentum after each registered exciting wins last week. It will be a battle of different offensive strengths as the Longhorns feature the Big 12’s leading rusher while the Red Raiders top the country in passing.

Foreman has been the workhorse for Texas – which is 0-4 on the road – with 173 of the team’s 388 carries for 1,105 yards and 10 touchdowns. Texas’ offense is balanced with an average of 259.9 yards passing behind freshman Shane Buechele (2,013 yards, 17 TDs, six interceptions) and three receivers with at least 20 catches. The Longhorns allow 32.8 points but have recorded 17 sacks and 34 tackles for losses in the four games since coach Charlie Strong took over the defensive play-calling duties.

The Red Raiders average 600.3 total yards and 47.4 points behind Mahomes, who has a team-high 10 rushing touchdowns to go with his 3,519 passing yards and 28 TDs. Jonathan Giles (55 catches, 927 yards, 11 TDs) leads seven Red Raiders with at least 20 receptions while freshman Da’Leon Ward (156 rushing yards in six games) led the team with 147 all-purpose yards (including a season-high 98 rushing) against TCU. The Red Raiders rank 123rd in scoring defense (41.4 points) and 104th in rushing defense (213.8) while allowing 21 scores on the ground.

Foreman, Texas’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Jamaal Charles in 2007, has an FBS-best streak of nine consecutive games with at least 100 yards.

Foreman’s twin brother, Armanti, leads Texas in receiving with 27 catches for 349 yards and three TDs.

Texas Tech, which is playing its second to last home game, leads the FBS with a 57.8 percent third-down conversion rate.


StreakSmarts Pick: Texas Longhorns

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick