NCAAF Oklahoma vs Texas Tech Odds, Picks, Predictions (11/26/22)

Oklahoma visits Texas Tech to close out the regular season for both teams. Oklahoma just beat Oklahoma State in Bedlam last week, while Texas Tech beat Iowa State in a very close game. This should be an interesting matchup for the Big 12 pecking order. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!

Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Odds

Oklahoma is a 2-point road favorite against Texas Tech and is at -130 on the money line. The over/under is also at 64.5. Oklahoma being favored here makes sense because of how they looked last week and because they have more talent overall, even though it’s a very small favorite. The over/under also makes sense because these two teams can score very easily and are inconsistent on the defensive side of the ball. This spread could move more in favor of Oklahoma, so keep an eye on that.

Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

The pick: Oklahoma -2

Oklahoma has not had a good season this year, but they are going to a bowl game this year, which is something. The Sooner offense will be the key to them winning here. Dillon Gabriel is a very good quarterback running the offense. The rest of the offense is also great with the running backs and wide receivers too. They average 32 points and 454 total yards on the year. The Sooner defense has been abysmal this year, and needs to step up for them to win here. There is talent there and Brent Venables is a defensive coach, so it’ll come soon enough, but they need to better in this spot. They should be able to against a Texas Tech offense that has firepower, but is beat up. The Red Raiders average 32 points and 447 total yards a game on the year, but they’ve had a rotating door at quarterback due to injuries. It’s looking like Tyler Shough will be the starting quarterback in this one after coming back recently from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for most of the season. The Texas Tech defense has also been very bad, and doesn’t have as much potential as the Oklahoma defense. Oklahoma seems like they are the better team and they are the better pick here. The Sooners should win here close because the home crowd for Texas Tech will be rocking, but isn’t the difference. Also think about taking the over because this has shootout written all over it.

Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Key Matchups

Can Texas Tech contain Dillon Gabriel? Can Oklahoma slow down Tyler Shough?

Dillon Gabriel vs the Texas Tech Secondary

Dillon Gabriel is a difference maker for the Sooners this year. He has 2,476 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, five interceptions, and he has a 62% completion percentage on the year. He’s been one of the few bright spots that Oklahoma has this year. Texas Tech allows 229 passing yards a game, so Gabriel needs to have a big game here in order for the Sooners to be in a position to win here. They could potentially win big if that happens because Gabriel has been that big of a difference maker for Oklahoma.

Tyler Shough vs the Oklahoma Secondary

Tyler Shough hasn’t played much this year, but he’s been okay when he has. He has 626 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, two interceptions, and he has a 58% completion percentage on the year. He has a good opportunity against this Oklahoma defense to find a groove. The Sooners give up 246 passing yards a game, which is very bad. If Shough can expose this Oklahoma secondary a bit, then the Red Raiders have an opportunity to win big in this spot. Shough gets a very good matchup in his third game back from injury in this game.

Jake Faigus, a Phoenix native, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He also has written for the student newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for Solid Verbal as well.

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