No. 20 LSU battles Texas Tech in what amounts to a home game for the Red Raiders in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl. The game kicks off on ESPN on Tuesday, December 29th at 9:00 PM ET from the home of the NRG Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.
LSU closed the season by snapping its three-game losing streak and saving coach Les Miles’ job by beating Texas A&M. How will the Tigers handle the Red Raiders high-scoring pass-happy offense? Will LSU running back Leonard Fournette join Alabama’s Derrick Henry as players who eclipsed Herschel Walker’s SEC single-season rushing record this year. Fournette needs 150 yards to get to Walker’s previous record and 259 to crack the 2,000-yard mark this season.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The LSU Tigers Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Advocare V100 Texas Bowl Spread
The college football Advocare V100 Texas Bowl odds favor LSU by a touch-down to beat Texas Tech. If you are betting the bowl game straight up, the Tigers pay 100 on 275 while the Red Raiders pay 213 on 100. The game total is a colossal 73-points on the over/under.
What: Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
Who: No. 20 LSU Tigers (8-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5)
When: Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Kickoff: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: LSU -7
Moneyline: LSU -275 vs Texas Tech +213
Game Total: 73
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: LSU vs Texas Tech
Bet The No. 20 LSU Tigers -7 Because…
LSU can control the flow of the game with their power rushing attack. At one time RB Leonard Fournette was the -500 favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. He ended up having bad enough games to where Alabama RB Derrick Henry won it, but that doesn’t mean that Fournette won’t be able to run all over the Red Raiders. Fournette averaged 6.4 yards per carry during the regular season. Opponents rushed for 271.8 yards per game on average against the Texas Tech defense. Fournette should have a monster day on Dec. 29.
Bet The Texas Tech at +7 Because…
Texas Tech’s offense is unstoppable. The Red Raiders offense is ranked second in three important offensive categories: total yards, 594.5, passing yards, 389.7, and points scored per game, 46.6. Texas Tech gets to play against a defense that wasn’t very good against the run in the final month of the season. Texas Tech averaged 201 rushing yards per game. That might be good enough to keep LSU’s defense off balance and open things up for plays down field.
My ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Texas Tech has an exceptionally gifted offense. But, when the Red Raiders have faced teams with decent defenses, they’ve failed to put enough points on the board to win the game. As an example, West Virginia beat Texas Tech 31 to 26. LSU’s defense is decent enough to stop Texas Tech’s offense from going crazy. LSU also has the advantage of knowing that their coach, Les “The Mad Hatter” Miles, won’t be skipping out on the team next season. That should lead to LSU playing one of its best games of the season.