Oregon @ Texas Tech
Texas Tech +6 -110 over Oregon

Posted at 10:30 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Texas Tech +6 over Oregon

Jones AT&T Stadium – Lubbock, TX

Streaming: FOX

7:00 PM EST. A motif of Week 2 is taking advantage of overreactions. This affair ticks all the boxes. First, we have the Red Raiders of Texas Tech, a team we targeted last week when they ventured into Laramie, Wyoming with a whole lot of hype and hoopla surrounding their camp, as they played the role of road chalk and not only failed to deliver the goods as a 14-point favorite but lost outright in overtime to hosting Wyoming Cowboys in a shocking 35-33 defeat. Heading into the contest, the market was quick to buy into the Red Raider rhetoric and now after ripping a ticket thanks to the letdown performance by Texas Tech, the market is selling hard. This in itself equates to a prime zig-zag opportunity to exploit, but it doesn’t stop there.

The Oregon Ducks can be summarized by two words: 81 points? Yes, 81 points indeed for the Quack Attack who made all sorts of headlines in their drubbing of lowly FCS side Portland State last week in Eugene. To put this in another light, it was 8-7 Oregon midway through the first quarter and then the floodgates would open and the Ducks would put up 74 points unanswered. The Ducks were expected to win and win big for that matter as 48-point chalk, but the Ducks did it with style and the sheer volume of points that Oregon put up on the Vikings has the betting market foaming at the mouth to get behind them in their follow-up. After all, who doesn’t love a team with such a robust offensive acumen?

Despite everything mentioned and despite the fact that Oregon is ranked inside the top-15, the Ducks are not even being trusted to cover a converted touchdown against the hosting Red Raiders. Let that sink for a moment. How many times have we seen this movie before? A team like Texas Tech gets a lot of love and they lay an egg. In the following week the market jumps off and the same team shows up like they were supposed to in the week prior, shocking the world as they do so. This is the zig-zag philosophy in a nutshell and why we always encourage a “stick with it” philosophy. Indeed, Texas Tech got caught drinking their own Kool-Aid and were likely looking ahead to this showdown with mighty Oregon but now is the chance to buy-low and sell-high on their counterparts. This is especially the case with all the variables in play, as we have a chance to take advantage of not one but two overreactions from one week of results. This one has upset written all over it.


Our Pick

Texas Tech +6 -110 (Risking 2.20 units - To Win: 2.00)