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LSU vs. Texas Tech - 12/29/15 Texas Bowl College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LSU Tigers (8-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5)

College Football: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm (NRG Stadium)

The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +7.5 -- Over/Under: 73 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The LSU Tigers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Tuesday in college football’s Texas Bowl.

The LSU Tigers went 8-3 this season but finished the season with a win that ended the three game losing skid. The LSU offense is averaging 30.7 points and 419 yards per game and they have turned the ball over just nine times. Tigers QB Brandon Harris has completed 53.1 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions and he has rushed for three touchdowns. Leonard Fournette anchors the LSU rushing attack with 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns and Malachi Dupre has 39 receptions and six touchdowns. The LSU defense is allowing 24 points and 342.5 yards per game with nine interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and 28 sacks. Deion Jones leads the Tigers with 92 tackles with four sacks and two interceptions, Kendell Beckwith has 76 tackles, and Jamal Adams has 60 tackles and four interceptions. This season was somewhat of a disappointment for LSU as once they took their frist loss they went into a free fall.

LSU vs. Texas Tech - 12/29/15 Texas Bowl College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders went 7-5 this season and they closed out the regular season with back-to-back wins. The Texas Tech offense is averaging 46.6 points and 594.5 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 22 times. Red Raiders QB Patrick Mahomes has completed 65 percent of his passes with 32 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and he has rushed for 484 yards and 10 touchdowns. DeAndre Washington leads the Texas Tech rushing attack with 1,455 yards and 14 touchdowns and Jakeem Grant is the top receiver with 80 catches and seven touchdowns. The Texas Tech defense is allowing 42.6 points and 540.2 yards per game with 14 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries, and 19 sacks. Micah Awe leads the Red Raiders with 109 tackles, Dakota Allen has 84 tackles, and Jah’Shawn Johnson and J.J. Gaines each have 79 tackles. Texas Tech will need to be able to stop the run a lot better than they have been in order to have success in this game.

LSU is 3-0-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 0-4 against the spread in their last four bowl games, and 6-14 against the spread after allowing 20 or less points in their previous game. Texas Tech is 6-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight bowl games.

This one could be a track meet and I see it going over the total.

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Over 73

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