A matchup featuring two struggling Big 12 teams is on the schedule for Saturday, November 14, 2020, when the Baylor Bears (1-4) visit the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-5). Both teams are already out of the Big 12 race and the loser of this game could see themselves finish second from the bottom in the conference this season. This game will air live on FS1 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Through five games, the Baylor offense is averaging 27.6 points per game and 313.6 yards per game, 225.6 through the air and 88.0 on the ground. Craig Williams leads the Bears with 197 rush yards and two touchdowns, while R.J. Sneed is the top Baylor receiver with 23 receptions for 291 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Bears are allowing 27.8 points and 369.8 yards, 188.4 passing and 181.4 rushing.
After seven games, the Texas Tech offense is averaging 29.6 points per game and 409.3 yards per game, 272.7 through the air and 136.6 on the ground. SaRodorick Thompson leads the Red Raiders with 391 rushing yards and six touchdowns, while Erik Ezukanma leads the team with 35 receptions for 490 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Red Raiders are allowing a staggering 40.1 points and 476.6 yards, 301.1 passing and 175.4 rushing.
Below is my pick for the Baylor Bears at Texas Tech Red Raiders. All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Baylor Bears at Texas Tech Red Raiders (-1.5): O/U 59.5 (-110/-110)
Last time out, the Baylor Bears visited the then #17 Iowa State Cyclones and suffered a disappointing 38-31 defeat. Baylor jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, and led 24-10 early in the third quarter, but Iowa State reeled off 28 unanswered points to take a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter. QB Charlie Brewer went 22/33 for 295 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions, and was the teams leading rusher with 29 yards. R.J. Snead had a nice day with six receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown. The Baylor defense allowed 362 total yards and forced four Iowa State turnovers, three interceptions and one recovered fumble.
Texas Tech visited the TCU Horned Frogs and left with a 35-28 loss. The Red Raiders were never close to winning this game as TCU led by double-digits much of the day. QB Henry Colombi went 23/41 for 234 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Receivers Ja’Lynn Polk and Erik Ezukanma combine for five receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns. The Red Raiders defense allowed 343 yards and forced one Horned Frog interception.
Series History: Baylor has won the last two meeting in this rivalry and now holds a 39-38-1 all-time advantage.
CFB Predictions: Give me the Baylor Bears +1.5 on Saturday.
2020 CFB Picks Results: 28-21