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NCAA Football Picks: Texas Longhorns @ Texas Tech Red Raiders Props

September 18th, 2010 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on NCAA Football Picks: Texas Longhorns @ Texas Tech Red Raiders Props
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Two years ago when the Texas Longhorns last rode into Lubbock, the Texas Tech Red Raiders pulled off a great upset to put themselves into the BCS National Championship picture. Neither team was able to reach the illustrious title game, but this one was one of the best duels that college football betting fans have ever seen. Take a look at our college football picks for Saturday night’s props in the duel of these Lone Star State rivals!

Foswhitt Whittaker Over/Under 9.5 Rushing Attempts
This is a tough prop to gauge, but we tend to believe that we know what the answer is. Only HC Mack Brown really knows whether or not the fact that he is starting Whittaker in the backfield on Saturday night means that he is going to take extra carries. The Horns are determined to throw the football with QB Garrett Gilbert, but at some point, Brown and his staff might realize that giving Whittaker the rock isn’t a bad idea. And why not? The man has averaged 7.1 yards per carry this season and has the ability to bust huge holes in this Texas Tech defense. Our NCAA football prop picks suggest that Whittaker will go Over 9.5 carries (-115 at Hollywood Sportsbook) on Saturday night.

Taylor Potts Over/Under 310.5 Passing Yards
We never like betting against any quarterback in the Air Raid assault, but this Texas defense that the Red Raiders are going against is as stout as could be. Last year, T-Tech did throw for 420 yards, but that required a whopping 46 completions and 62 attempts to get done. With HC Tommy Tuberville at least spending a little bit extra time trying to get RB Baron Batch involved in the offense, we tend to believe that Potts is going to spend some more time worrying about handing the ball off and a little less time trying to figure out how to sling it all over the field. Especially if this game remains remotely close for a long period of time, we tend to think that the Horns are going to keep Potts Under 310.5 passing yards (-115 at Hollywood Sportsbook).

Lyle Leong Over/Under 82.5 Receiving Yards
Consider this Texas @ Texas Tech props pick a bit of a hedge against Potts’ passing and a possibility of cashing in twice. Leong is clearly the top target in this Texas Tech offense this year, as he already has 16 receptions and five scores on the year. Potts will be looking to force Leong the ball quite a bit, and it doesn’t seem to matter who is guarding him. He’ll get the football enough times to make it worthwhile. Last week’s five catches and 75 yards seemed to be more of a result of the fact that the Red Raiders were able to do whatever they wanted against the New Mexico Lobos. Leong caught six passes for 80 yards last year in this game, and we think he’ll do even better this year. Go with Leong Over 82.5 receiving yards (-115 at Hollywood Sportsbook).