Texas Tech football odds
The Texas Tech football program is not the oldest or most glamorous in the state by any means, but it maintains a loyal and eager fan base ready to start putting some bets down on the Red Raiders.
As soon as legal online sportsbooks go live in Texas, you can expect active and heavily bet odds markets for college football in general and Texas Tech in particular.
Here’s how you can get in on the action, including live odds for this week’s Texas Tech game, the best online sportsbook bonuses and more.
This week’s Texas Tech point spread
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Texas Tech National Championship odds
Check the latest Red Raiders Big 12 Conference odds and National Championship odds below. Click on any odds to go to that sportsbook.
How to bet on Texas Tech football online
Below, find explanations of the four major college football bet types thriving at online sportsbooks.
What is the Texas Tech moneyline?
Two teams. One winner. You pick.
It’s really that simple when you’re looking at moneyline bets. Your payouts, like all bet types, are determined by the amount you bet and the odds at the time you locked in your bet.
While every sportsbook has a solid variety of moneyline bets in every sport, DraftKings has become known as one of the top destinations for college football, with more options than you might find elsewhere.
Here’s an example of a moneyline bet you might find at DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Texas Tech Red Raiders -155
- Houston Cougars +210
The negative odds associated with the Red Raiders in the example above show us that they are the favorites to win the game. We would need to bet $155 on the Red Raiders moneyline in order to get $100 in profits. Then, the positive odds for the Cougars indicate they are the underdogs in the game. It also shows us how much we stand to win in profit if we bet $100.
What is the Texas Tech football point spread?
A game where Texas Tech is expected to blow out an opponent will not be very profitable with the moneyline bet. With the point spread, however, you could find value. As soon as the Red Raiders have to win by a certain number of points to cover a bet, the odds can push closer to even.
FanDuel Sportsbook has a nice selection of point spreads for college football, including some of the most competitive lines around. Many bettors use line shopping at sportsbooks like FanDuel to get the best possible return on their odds, which helps keep those lines competitive between sportsbooks.
A possible point spread betting opportunity might look like this:
- Texas Tech Red Raiders -9.5 (-110)
- Baylor Bears +9.5 (-110)
The negative -9.5 assigned to the Red Raiders is the amount by which they need to win. If they don’t have a 10-point margin of victory by the end of the contest, then bets on Baylor would pay out.
Both sides carry -110 odds on this, which means you have to bet $110 in order to win $100. A $55 bet would pay out $50 in profit. Any bet amount will pay out based on the odds you locked in when you finalized your bet slip, no matter your stake.
Texas Tech Red Raiders totals bets
When betting on totals, your only focus is on the ability of the two teams to score points. Can they score a lot? Do the defenses give up big plays? Or are these teams known for defensive standoffs?
Totals bets, known as over/unders, give you a predicted number of points the two teams are expected to score. You decide if they will score over that total or under it.
Caesars Sportsbook is one of the most recognizable names in the betting industry because of its longstanding reputation in Las Vegas. Its online sportsbook certainly has a nice selection of totals bets.
A Caesars totals bet could look like this:
- Over 48.5 (-110)
- Under 48.5 (-110)
In order for the over to win, the two teams will have to combine to score 49 points or more. For the under, 48 points or fewer. Either side of this one is set at -110 odds, so a $75 bet would pay out $143.18, which includes $68.18 in profit.
What Texas Tech football props can I bet on?
These side bets focus primarily on what happens during a game, be it a particular situation, a stat line or something else. These bets are difficult to prepare for, so try to limit their influence on your overall betting strategy.
They are, however, very popular. Props offer an element of fun and variety within the sports betting landscape.
BetMGM has prop bets for just about every matchup in college football, as well as for other sports. This sportsbook tends to stick to the more serious prop bets, though some are a bit more exotic than others. Like its competitors, BetMGM Sportsbook will usually have more prop bet opportunities for larger events.
Here’s an example of one possible Red Raiders prop bet you might encounter:
Will Texas Tech Red Raiders have over/under 3.5 field goals in the game?
- Yes (+125) or No (+165)
This is just a small example of what you might find in your sportsbook of choice. Remember you can always shop around to find which sportsbooks have the most appealing props. There is no rule against having accounts at competing sportsbooks. Honestly, we recommend it. Shopping around for the best bets is smart.
Texas Tech Red Raiders coaching staff
Texas Tech has had just 17 head coaches through the near-century of football in Lubbock. Here’s the current crop:
- Head coach: Joey McGuire
- Associate head coach / special teams coordinator: Kenny Perry
- Defensive coordinator: Tim DeRuyter
- Offensive coordinator: Zach Kittley
- Strength and conditioning coach: Lance Barilow
Here’s a list of all the head coaches who have patroled the Red Raiders sidelines:
|Sonny Cumbie||2021 (interim)|
|Chris Thomsen||2012 (interim)|
|Ruffin McNeil||2009 (interim)|
|Ewing Y. Freeland||1925-1928|
Where do the Red Raiders play their home games?
The home of the Red Raiders is known as Jones AT&T Stadium at Cody Campbell Field. It was previously known as Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium and Jones SBC Stadium.
Jones AT&T Stadium at Cody Campbell Field
- Address: 2526 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, Texas 79407
- Owner: Texas Tech University
- Operator: Texas Tech University
- Capacity: 60,454
- Record attendance: 61,836 (Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State, 2013)
- Opened: November 29, 1947
- Renovated: 2003, 2009-2010
- Expanded: 1959, 1972, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2013
- Construction cost: $400,000 ($4.85 million in 2021 dollars)
How to watch and listen to Texas Tech Red Raiders football games
You have a variety of options when tuning into Red Raiders football games. From streaming services to broadcast companies to radio, here are your many avenues for catching a game.
- ABC Sports
- CBS Sports
For streaming services, you can find some Red Raiders games at:
- Hulu Live
- YouTube Live
If you’d rather listen to the games, tune your dial to:
- KPUR 95.7 FM (Amarillo)
- KACT 105.5 FM (Andrews)
- KTZA 92.9 FM (Artesia, NM)
- KBST 1490 AM (Big Spring)
- KBST 95.3 FM (Big Spring)
- KNEL 95.3 FM (Brady)
- KQBZ 96.9 FM (Brownwood)
- KICA 980 AM (Clovis/Plainview)
- KVOP 1090 AM (Clovis/Plainview)
- KFXR 1190 AM (Dallas)
- KDDD 95.3 FM (Dumas)
- KVRP 97.1 FM (Haskell/Abilene)
- KPAN 860 AM (Hereford)
- KPAN 106.3 FM (Hereford)
- KKHT 100.7 FM (Houston)
- KMBL 1450 AM (Junction)
- KPET 690 AM (Lamesa)
- KPET 105.1 FM (Lamesa)
- KCYL 1450 AM (Lampasas)
- KTTU 97.3 FM (Lubbock)
- KJTV 950 AM (Lubbock)
- KJTV 100.7 FM (Lubbock)
- KLSR 105.3 FM (Memphis)
- KNFM 92.3 FM (Midland/Odessa)
- KDNZ 97.3 FM (Pecos)
- KNRX 96.5 FM (San Angelo)
- KONO 860 AM (San Antonio)
- KSEM 106.3 FM (Seminole)
- KSEY 94.3 FM (Seymour)
- KSEY 1230 AM (Seymour)
- KTBB 600 AM (Tyler)
- KTBB 97.5 FM (Tyler)
- KYZS 1490 AM (Tyler)
- KYZS 95.7 FM (Tyler)
- KVWC 103.1 FM (Vernon)
- KWBT 94.5 FM (Waco)
You can also stream the games over the internet via:
- TuneIn App
A brief history of Texas Tech football
Formed in 1925, the Red Raiders aren’t quite as old as many of their Texas counterparts. However, they’ve managed to put together some key moments in that near century of football. We’ve outlined some of the most important years below.
- 2008: Under the leadership of coach Mike Leach, the Red Raiders win the South Division of the Big 12.
- 1996: Texas Tech is a charter member of the South Division of the Big 12 Conference.
- 1994: The Red Raiders are co-champions of the Southwest Conference.
- 1976: Texas Tech is co-champion of the Southwest Conference.
- 1956: The Red Raiders are admitted into the Southwest Conference.
- 1954: Another bowl victory for Texas Tech, this time with a 35-13 victory over the Auburn Tigers in the Gator Bowl.
- 1952: Texas Tech wins its first-ever bowl game with a victory in the Sun Bowl over the Pacific Tigers 25-14.
- 1942: Texas Tech earns another Border Conference title, which they would capture again in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954 and 1955.
- 1937: The Red Raiders win the first conference championship and earned an invite to the Sun Bowl, where they lose to West Virginia 7-6.
- 1937: The Matadors nickname is retired in favor of the Red Raiders.
- 1932: Texas Tech joins the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
- 1925: Texas Tech fields its first football team as Texas Technical College Matadors.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Football FAQ
According to SeatGeek.com, starting prices for Texas Tech Red Raiders home games vary from $5 to $75 in 2023 depending on the opponent.
No, but they have won 11 conference titles.
Mike Leach has the most wins of any coach in Texas Tech history with an 84-43 record (.661 win percentage). Spike Dykes is right behind him with an 82-67-1 record.
The coach with the highest win percentage who led the team for three seasons or more is Pete Cawthon, who went 76-32-6 for a .693 win percentage.
Since the inaugural season in 1925, the Red Raiders have been invited to play in 40 bowl games.
The first was in 1938 when the team played the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Sun Bowl and lost 7-6. They would lose four more (1939 Cotton Bowl Classic, 1942 Sun Bowl, 1948 Sun Bowl and 1949 Raisin Bowl) before earning their first-ever bowl game victory in the 1952 Sun Bowl with a 25-14 victory over the Pacific Tigers.
Eleven Red Raiders have been named consensus All-Americans. The first was EJ Holub, a lineman who earned the honor in 1960. The only player to be named twice is WR Michael Crabtree in 2007 and 2008.
As of the 2023 NFL Draft, the number stands at 156 players. Of those, seven players were taken in the first round, and just a single player has been the No. 1 overall selection. That was tight end/receiver Dave Parks in 1964. He was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to appear in three Pro Bowls (1964-1966).
Of those drafted, 12 have been on Super Bowl-winning squads: Maury Buford (Super Bowl XX), Kliff Kingsbury (Super Bowl XXXVIII), Bake Turner (Super Bowl III), Curtis Jordan (Super Bowl XVII), Dylan Gandy (Super Bowl XLI), Timmy Smith (Super Bowl XXII), Montae Reagor (Super Bowl XLI), Ted Watts (Super Bowl XVIII), E.J. Holub (Super Bowl IV), Patrick Mahomes (Super Bowl LIV and LVII) and Donny Anderson (Super Bowls I and II).
Finally, Bob Kilcullen played on the Chicago Bears team that won the 1963 NFL Championship prior to the birth of the Super Bowl.