Texas football vs. Texas Tech: Opening betting odds for Week 4

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The week of the Big 12 opener against new head coach Joey McGuire and the Texas Tech Red Raiders has arrived for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and No. 22 ranked Texas football. Texas is set to take on Texas Tech in the first road game of the season, and also the first Big 12 game of the season.

Sark and the Longhorns are heading into this meeting with McGuire and the Red Raiders sporting a record of 2-1 (0-0 Big 12) after a convincing 41-20 win over the UTSA Roadrunners at home on Sep. 17.

Meanwhile, Texas Tech comes into this game with a record of 2-1 (0-0 Big 12) following their 27-14 loss at the hands of the No. 16 ranked NC State Wolfpack on the road in Raleigh on Sep. 17.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds as Texas gets set to hit the road to travel to Lubbock to face Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium on Sep. 24, with the kickoff time set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

Texas football vs. Texas Tech opening betting odds

Texas is a 4.5-point favorite on the road over Texas Tech in this game (per FanDuel). And the over/under is set at 60 points.

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has an 80.5 percent chance to beat Texas Tech.

So far this season, Texas Tech holds a record of 1-2-0 against the spread. Texas Tech wasn’t able to cover the spread last weekend, as NC State was a 10.5-point favorite ahead of kickoff.

Texas is an undefeated 3-0-0 against the spread so far this season. The Longhorns were a 12.5-point favorite over UTSA ahead of kickoff at DKR over the weekend, which Texas pretty easily covered with a big second-half run.

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Texas owns the edge over Texas Tech in the all-time series between these two teams, with a record of 54-17-0. Last season, Texas dominated Texas Tech to the tune of a 70-35 win, which was the fourth straight for the Longhorns in this series.