[8:11 PM] #16 Oklahoma @ Texas Tech

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#16 Oklahoma: Wins By 15+ Points

Any Other Result


Current odds:

Oklahoma Sooners (-14.5): (TBD)

Texas Tech Red Raiders (+14.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Texas Tech as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Oklahoma to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Oklahoma by 15 points.

Former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield will play in Lubbock for the first time since transferring to Oklahoma as he leads the 16th-ranked Sooners into Saturday’s road game against the Red Raiders. Mayfield was the 2013 Big 12 Offensive Freshman of Year after throwing for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman walk-on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma.

The Sooners have been dealing with defensive injuries, and now have a notable one on the other side of the ball as starting tailback Samaje Perine suffered an unidentified muscle pull in last week’s 38-17 win over Kansas State and will be primarily replaced by Joe Mixon. Mayfield, meanwhile, has completed 76.1 percent of his passes with nine TDs during the team’s three-game win streak, with eight of those scoring passes going to wide receiver Dede Westbrook, who has accumulated 574 yards during that span. The Oklahoma defense is led by linebackers Jordan Evans (7.8 tackles per game) and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (six sacks) and is coming off one of its better showings of the season in holding Kansas State to 17 points and 335 total yards.

Although dinged up a bit of late, quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads the nation in passing (429.8 yards per game) and total offense (455.2 yards) as the Red Raiders rank fifth nationally in scoring (48.8 points), but they were held to a full 38 points below their per-game average last week against the Mountaineers. Like Oklahoma, Texas Tech also possesses a dynamic wide receiver in sophomore Jonathan Giles, who is pacing the conference with 750 yards and nine receiving TDs. Defense, though, remains another matter as the Kris Williams-led unit ranks in the FBS bottom 30 in points allowed (40.2 per game), total defense (479.2), rushing defense (204.8) and passing defense (274.3) while forcing only five turnovers.

Oklahoma leads the series 17-6 and has won four straight, including a 63-27 romp in Norman a season ago.

The Sooners have won their last eight true road games overall and are looking for their first 4-0 Big 12 start since 2004.

Texas Tech’s 17 points last week marked a 22-game low and snapped the team’s NCAA-record streak of nine straight home games with at least 50 points.


StreakSmarts Pick: Any Other Result

Confidence: 5/10

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