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Poinsettia Bowl Pick: TCU vs La Tech

Louisiana Tech BulldogsTCU Horned Frogs
Dec 21, 8:00 PM | Grass of Qualcomm Stadium

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds


The Western Athletic Champion Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Mountain West Champion TCU Horned Frogs in the Poinsettia Bowl with TCU favore to continue its solid run of bowl play. The Horned Frogs are 5-1 SU in bowl games recently and they are favored by 10 or more to do so. The Poinsettia Bowl odds have been static, but check in on them befofe kickoff for line moves.

The Horned Frogs sport records of 10-2 and 6-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulldogs sit at 8-4 and 10-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 9-3 for the Horned Frogs and 5-7 for the Bulldogs.

View Louisiana Tech vs TCU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Horned Frogs in this one will find them as 11-point favorites. The over under settled around 55.5 at shops such as BetOnline last week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up TCU's No. 9-ranked offense (41.7 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 34 at 22.5 PPG. The Horned Frogs passing attack has averaged 233.8 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (252.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 148.3 yards per game. TCU, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Louisiana Tech, they were a 44-0 winner as they battled New Mexico State at home. Louisiana Tech covered in the match as a 23-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, TCU was a 56-9 winner at home against UNLV. They covered the 39–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in December are 3-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When an underdog on the road are 3-7

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in December are 8-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When favored at home are 9-1

A few Bulldogs at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 7 games
TCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of TCU's last 12 games