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Texas Bowl: LSU vs Texas Tech Odds

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The Texas Bowl features two teams that are stark contrasts to each other in LSU and Texas Tech. Texas Tech runs a high-octane offense and seemingly never have any issue putting points on the board. The Red Raiders scored 559 points on the season, making their 46.6 points per game behind only the perennially high-flying Baylor Bears for first in the nation.

Shark Bites
  • LSU is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games in December.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Texas Tech's last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of LSU's last eight games after a win.

LSU suffered a fall from grace after starting the year a perfect 7-0 and ranking second in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Tigers proceeded to drop their next three for the first time in over 15 years, causing many to doubt the future of long time head coach Les Miles. Leonard Fournette is the lone standout on offense for the Tigers, as the running back rushed for a school record 1,741 yards this season.

LSU has played well against the Big 12 recently, posting a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS record against their last four opponents from the division.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Texas Tech Red Raiders sat as 7.5-point underdog, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

A 42-34 result in favor of the Tigers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

LSU Tigers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Texas Tech Red Raiders are 7-5 overall and 7-5 ATS against the spread, while the Tigers are 8-3 and 5-6 ATS. As for the totals, Texas Tech is 9-3 on the OU, and LSU is 6-4-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas Tech vs LSU injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Texas Tech Red Raiders at No. 61 and the LSU Tigers at No. 43 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Tech's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 46.58 PPG, against a LSU defense that ranks No. 44 this week at 24 PPG. The Texas Tech aerial game is averaging 390.08 yards per game, more than the LSU Tigers secondary allows through the air, 211 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the LSU Tigers own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129.2 yards per game when on the road. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 43 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas A&M was unable to contain Leonard Fournette in its last action Saturday and the result was a 19-7 Week 13 loss against the Tigers.

Patrick Mahomes throttled the Longhorns defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 372 yards as Texas Tech handed Texas a 48-45 defeat.