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No. 22 Texas vs. Texas Tech picks and best bets for Week 4 Big 12 matchup

The Longhorns and Red Raiders meet in a Lonestar State battle.

UTSA v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

We have a Big 12 showdown in west Texas on Saturday as the No. 22 Texas Longhorns hit the road to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX, and will air on ESPN.

Texas (2-1) started slow against UTSA last Saturday and eventually pulled away from the Roadrunners in the second half for a 41-20 victory. Starting in place for the injured Quinn Ewers, Hudson Card went 15-23 through the air for 161 yards and a touchdown. The star of the show for the Longhorns was Bijan Robinson, who took 20 carries for 183 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Texas (2-1) went on the road last Saturday and suffered its first setback of the season, a 27-14 loss at NC State. The Red Raiders fell behind 20-0 in the first half and could not find a way to dig themselves out of the hole. Quarterback Donovan Smith went 21-36 for 214 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, one of them being a pick six.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Texas: 14th overall, 8th offense, 35th defense
Texas Tech: 47th overall, 46th offense, 54th defense

Injury update


DB D’Shawn Jamison - Questionable (Leg)

Texas Tech

QB Tyler Shough - Out (Shoulder)
WR Jordan Brown - Questionable (Undiclosed)
WR Coy Eakin - Questionable (Ankle)
RB Cam’Ron Valdez - Questionable (Knee)


Against The Spread

Texas: 3-0 ATS
Texas Tech: 1-2 ATS


Texas: Over 1-2
Texas Tech: Over 2-1

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Texas: 61st overall, 80th offense, 40th defense
Texas Tech: 79th overall, 85th offense, 96th defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Texas -7
Total: 61
Moneyline: Texas -275, Texas Tech +230

Opening line: Texas -4
Opening total: 59.5


93 degrees, sunny, 10 MPH winds SSW

The Pick

Texas -7

Even without Ewers, I fully expect Texas to handle business on the road here. The Longhorns being 3-0 against the spread so far this season is a good sign and Robinson could rip apart the Red Raiders defense for another big day on the ground. Lay it with the Horns in Lubbock.

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