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College Football Week 14 Picks: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Longhorns

Jeff GrantContributor INovember 25, 2013

College Football Week 14 Picks: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Longhorns

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    The Texas Longhorns have won seven consecutive home games against the Texas Texas Tech Red Raiders, which is important to consider when making your college football picks on Thanksgiving as the two teams square off at Texas Memorial Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Longhorns are four-point favorites in the NCAA football odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    The Texas Tech Red Raiders have dropped four games in a row, with the defense allowing 202 combined points over that span.

    College football handicappers will find that the Red Raiders are 1-10 straight up and against the spread in their last 11 games played in November.

Texas Longhorns

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    The Texas Longhorns have compiled a 21-5 straight-up record following a regular-season bye week under head coach Mack Brown, including a 30-7 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs as three-point road underdogs on Oct. 26.

    In their last 15 opportunities, the Longhorns have gone 10-4-1 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to seven points.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Texas Longhorns, as they've covered the number in five of their last seven home games in this in-state rivalry.

    College Football Pick: Texas Longhorns -4

     

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