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Texas Bowl

The Advocare V100 Texas Bowl is an intriguing matchup of two very different teams. The Texas Tech Red Raiders love to play fast and air it out, while the LSU Tigers are run-oriented and balanced. The team that dictates the pace will be the one that wins and covers the odds.

Kickoff: Tuesday, December 29 @ 9:00pm ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Additional Read: LSU vs Texas Tech Betting

2015 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
Texas Tech+7.5

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Team Records
Texas TechBig 127-57-59-3

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Matchup

When you're looking at the odds for this matchup, a key point to make here is that while LSU's offense has struggled the past month against defenses from Alabama and Ole Miss and Arkansas and Texas A&M, the Tigers now get a lot of time to rest. LSU was playing the end of the season without bye weeks and the Tigers got tired. They ran out of steam and ideas.

Now, though, with a bowl game on the horizon, they get a chance to regroup and for a well-coached SEC team, that's usually what the doctor ordered. We should see a very big game from running back Leonard Fournette, who was the Heisman Trophy favorite after two months of the season, but fell off the pace in November and never even made the finals for the award. Expect him to come out with a chip on his shoulder for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl.

As for Texas Tech, the concern is that they also has a terrible defense. The Red Raiders have given up over 50 points in roughly half of their games this season. They have lost multiple shootout games, wasting a lot of their best offensive performances.

LSU is a lot stronger than Texas Tech up front and is a balanced team in that it has solutions on offense and defense. Texas Tech can only play this game one way: scoring a ton on offense and just trying to survive on defense. LSU can win this game in different ways, and that's going to be appealing to bettors examining the odds.

But questions about motivation do linger as it looked like Les Miles lost his team and possibly his job down the stretch of the season. If they show up uninspired as they did against Arkansas and Ole Miss, Texas Tech will surprise a lot of people here.

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Betting Trends
  • The total has gone under in seven of the last eight Texas Bowls.
  • The favorite is 7-2 SU in the last nine Texas Bowls.
  • Texas Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games after a win.
  • The total has gone over in four of Texas Tech's last five games.
  • Texas Tech is 6-0 SU in its last six games in December.
  • LSU is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in its last four games against the Big 12.
  • The total has gone over in seven of LSU's last eight games after a win.
  • LSU is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games in December.

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Texas Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
2000GalleryFurniture.com BowlEast Carolina40Texas Tech27-1E.CARE.CAR
2001GalleryFurniture.com BowlTCU9Texas A&M28-4.5TEXA&MTEXA&M
2002Houston BowlSouthern Miss23Oklahoma State33-10PushOKLAST
2003Houston BowlNavy14Texas Tech38-10.5TXTECHTXTECH
2004Houston BowlColorado33Texas El Paso28+2COLOCOLO
2005Houston BowlIowa State24TCU27EvTCUTCU
2006Texas BowlKansas State10Rutgers37-9RUTGERRUTGER
2007Texas BowlTCU20Houston13+7PushTCU
2008Texas BowlWestern Michigan14Rice38-2RICERICE
2009Texas BowlNavy35Missouri13-6NAVYNAVY
2010Texas BowlIllinois38Baylor14+2ILLINOILLINO
2011Texas BowlTexas A&M33Northwestern22+9.5TEXAMTEXAM
2012Texas BowlMinnesota31Texas Tech34-13MINNTXTECH
2013Texas BowlSyracuse21Minnesota17-3.5SYRSYR
2015Texas BowlLSU-Texas Tech-+7.5--
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