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Staff & Community Predictions: Texas Tech vs. Baylor

You get one more time to be wrong.

OddsShark now has the game as Texas Tech -5, but I made the staff pick the game -7 with folks being out of pocket for the holiday. I’m going to give you all the -5 spread because I’m just mean.

Staff Predictions

Dan Swany
Straight Up (4-7):
Against the Spread (5-6):
Commentary:

Keith
Straight Up (6-5): Baylor
Against the Spread (5-6): Baylor
Commentary: I have no more faith to give, I think the Bears take this one in Arlington and the Kliff Kingsbury era comes to end with a giant mouth fart.

Michael_LSRR
Straight Up (5-5): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (4-6): Baylor
Commentary: No one knows who is starting at quarterback, who is hurt, or how badly any of them are hurt. No one knows if this will be Kingsbury’s last game as the head coach of our beloved Red Raiders. All I know is that I can’t pick against this team, even after Saturday’s debacle in Manhattan. Bring on the Bears.

Michael LaBarre
Straight Up (8-3): Baylor
Against the Spread (9-2): Baylor
Commentary: I don’t know what to think anymore. Kingsbury went from figuring it out to forgetting how to coach again. The QB situation is may more wild than even 2013 with Brewer, Webb and Mayfield. Not to mention all the damn injuries. There were debates about saving Kliff’s job against Baylor, and Tech did that with a dominating win. Last year was Texas, and the Red Raiders squeak by. It’s going to be tough to do that three years in a row. I’m going to be a pessimist and pick Baylor to get the BU-TT bowl bowl berth.

Spencer
Straight Up (4-7): Baylor
Against the Spread (2-9): Baylor
Commentary: With the uncertainty at QB, I really don’t like Techs odds here. Rumors are that Duffey has been on crutches, Carter may not be back from reinjuring his ankle against TCU and possibly needing Colt Garrett ready for this game – none of that paints a picture where Tech has a better than decent shot at winning on Saturday. The running game has finished and missing a starting QB with a pulse, this is going to be an ugly end to a disappointing season.

Brian
Straight Up (8-3): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (6-5): Baylor
Commentary: I was very, very, VERY wrong about last week. This team is just so ravaged by injuries that it’s hard to completely throw your confidence in them. There’s a real chance we’ll be on our 4th string QB against Baylor, our offensive line is beat-up, and your defense seems to lose at least one person for an extended period per game. Baylor is pretty average, and, like a few games this season, with Bowman playing it’s probably a walk. But he’s almost surely not playing, so the entire team is going to have to pull from deep to win & get to a bowl.

Seth
Straight Up (5-6): Baylor
Against the Spread (3-8): Baylor
Commentary: It would be so right to be so wrong.

Community Predictions (5-6)

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Predict the outcome of the Texas Tech vs. Baylor game.

Texas Tech, by 6 or more.
Texas Tech, by 5 or less.
Baylor, by 4 or more.
Baylor, by 3 or less.
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