Stanford vs. Texas Tech Odds & Schedule
Lubbock Regional: June 11-13*
|Odds as of Thursday afternoon and via BetMGM.|
- Game 1: Friday, 3 p.m. ET on ESPNU
- Game 2: Saturday, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2
- Game 3*: Sunday, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPNU
Series schedule and programming are subject to change due to flex scheduling and inclement weather.
No. 9 Stanford (36-15) vs. No. 8 Texas Tech (45-15)
Series Betting Analysis
Stanford didn’t break a sweat hosting a regional, capturing victories over North Dakota State and UC Irvine in the first two games, bashing runs for a combined score of 21-5.
The Cardinal took a loss to the Anteaters in Sunday’s game after a disastrous eighth inning from pitchers Joey Dixon and Jacob Palisch, who combined for six earned runs. Both pitchers returned in the regional final on Monday to close out an 11-8 victory to move onto Lubbock.
Stanford does have holes in its season-long statistics — mainly its rank of 140th in strikeout-to-walk ratio and its mark of 73rd in slugging percentage.
To win in Lubbock, the Trees must amp up the long-ball, an area in which Stanford ranks 26th in home runs per game.
Texas Tech is one of the best hitting teams in the country, a perfect fit for Jones AT&T Stadium. Lubbock has the highest rating in Park Factors for runs and home runs through all the remaining super regionals.
Probable Starting Pitchers & Projected Odds
|1||Alex Williams||Chase Hampton||TTU -160|
|2||Brendan Beck||Patrick Monteverde||TTU -140|
|3*||Quinn Mathews||Mason Montgomery||TTU -185|
Where the Red Raiders get in trouble is pitching, as they own a rank of 46th in ERA and 121st in walks allowed per nine innings. None of the three starters in the regional round eclipsed 90 pitches in an outing.
Where Stanford has the biggest advantage is fielding percentage, as it sits 13th in the nation compared to Texas Tech at 84th. The issue with that stat is the ability to keep the ball in the yard against the Red Raiders, especially Jace Jung and Cal Conley, who combined for 36 homers on the season.
The starting pitching projections and bullpen FIP dictate a series price of Texas Tech -230.
The current listing of Texas Tech -134 is a value against a Stanford team that consistently walks opponents and does not possess near the firepower from an offensive perspective.
Pick: Texas Tech -134 (up to -230)