|12/23/08 Poinsettia Bowl: TCU vs. Boise State By the Numbers|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 23 December 2008 09:07|
The 2008 Poinsettia Bowl is tonight and features one of the underrated matchups of the bowl season as the TCU Horned Frogs battle the undefeated Boise State Broncos. Let’s take a look at the matchup, trends, injuries, odds and hand out a Free College Football Bowl Pick for the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl.
Game Time: 8:00PM ET
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made TCU a 3-point favorite.
Over/Under Total: 45.5
Public Betting Information:
Public betting information shows that 54% of bettors favor the TCU -3 tonight.
Top Public Betting Trends:
All games in this series since 1992
TCU is 1-0 against the spread versus BOISE ST since 1992
BOISE ST is 1-0 straight up against TCU since 1992
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Poinsettia Bowl Key Player Injuries:
[CB] Greg McCoy is "?". - Undisclosed - 12/09/08
[S] Chris Scott is expected to miss the season. - Knee - 10/31/08
[S] Colin Jones is upgraded to probable - Undisclosed - 12/10/08
[DE] Jarrell Root is out for the season. - Leg - 11/11/08
[DE] Mike Williams expected to miss - Knee - 12/16/08
[DT] Steven Reveles is %27?%27 - Arm - 12/16/08
[LB] Daron Mackey is expected to miss the rest of the season. - ACL - 10/0
[QB] Nick Lomax is expected to transfer. - None - 08/26/08
[TE] Chris O'Neill is upgraded to probable - Foot - 12/16/08
TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:
TheSpread.com betting matchup has the Broncos as a 1-point favorite, but we happen to think TCU’s defense will shut down Boise State’s high-powered offense and come away with a win. The Horned Frogs have one of the fastest and most athletic defenses in the nation and they’ll certainly come to play tonight. We predict TCU to beat Boise State 27-23.
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Posted: 12/23/08 2:10PM ET