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Having opened the 2020 season with three straight in-conference losses and ending the year by only barely squeaking by winless Kansas, the hope in Lubbock is that a new season will bring new results for Texas Tech.
Oddsmakers aren't predicting a massive step forward for the Red Raiders — their season win total sits at 4.5 wins — but if transfer quarterback Tyler Shough can bring the offense up to speed, they should win their fair share of shootouts.
If you’re looking for information on Texas Tech’s schedule, key injuries, odds, over/unders, futures, or more, keep reading.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Point Spreads
The most common bet in college football is the point spread, which is a bet on whether the favored team will win the game by a certain number of points. A team that wins these types of bets is commonly referred to as “covering,” and every sportsbook will carry bets on a variety of point spreads depending on the game.
Here’s an example to help understand:
- Texas Longhorns (+2.5)
- Texas Tech Red Raiders (-2.5)
The favored team is noted with a minus sign (-) and the underdog tagged with a plus sign (+). In the above example, the Red Raiders are favored by 2.5 points against the visiting Texas Longhorns. That means bets on Tech to cover the spread would win only if the Red Raiders won the game by three points or more. Bettors riding with Texas would cash their tickets if the Longhorns won the game or lost by just a point or two.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Moneylines
Moneylines are wagers on the outright winner of a game, no margin of victory accounted for. Just like point spreads, the favored team is denoted by a minus sign (-) and the underdog with a plus sign (+).
Let’s revisit our earlier example to illustrate:
- Texas Longhorns +110
- Texas Tech Red Raiders -130
The odds written above are in American format, meaning they’re in denominations of $100. Since the Red Raiders are -130 favorites, that means that a bettor would need to risk $130 to win $100. As +110 underdogs, those who back the Longhorns with a $100 wager would win $110 if Texas was to win the game.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Over/Unders
Bets on the number of points that both teams will add up to score are bets on the total, commonly known as an over/under bet. These are wagers made over or under the point total set by bookmakers for a specific game.
In the case of a Texas vs. Texas Tech game, that total might be set at 61 points. Over bettors would need 62 points or more to be scored, while under bettors would be hoping for 60 or fewer points. If exactly 61 points were scored, the wagers on that number would be graded as a push and bettors' initial stakes refunded.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Props
Not every bet is on the point spread or point total. Prop bets cover a wide range of markets from player stat lines to one-off events. Player props are most often bets on an individual’s performance during a game — think betting RB SaRodorick Thompson to rush for over or under a certain number of yards, or whether or not he’ll score a touchdown in a certain Red Raiders game.
Other props are bets on specific events during the game, like who will win the coin toss or whether or not the opening kickoff will be called a touchback. Different books offer different prop bets, so make sure to read our sportsbook reviews to find the book that’s right for you.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Futures
Not every bet will settle at the end of the game: Futures are bets that can stretch across the entire season. Futures are most widely available preseason, but many books keep popular futures markets open all season long.
Some futures are bets on a team’s success, like betting that the Red Raiders will win the Big 12 or go over their season win total. Others are wagers on an individual player’s performance, such as QB Tyler Shough to throw for more than his passing yards or touchdown total, or betting him to win the Heisman award.
Since odds on futures vary drastically depending on the book, we recommend using the Action Network app to shop for the best line.