The 2008 Texas Bowl is tonight and pits the 9-3 Western Michigan Broncos versus the 9-3 Rice Owls. Let’s take a look at the matchup, trends, injuries, odds and hand out a Free College Football Bowl Pick for the 2008 Texas Bowl.

Bet the 2008 Texas Bowl

Game Time: 8:00PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made Rice a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 74.5

Public Betting Information:

Public betting information shows that 66% of bettors favor the Rice –3 tonight.

Texas Bowl Key Player Injuries:

W MICHIGAN

[CB] David Lewis is out for the season. - Arm - 09/16/08

[CB] Londen Fryar is downgraded to doubtful - Toe - 11/24/08

[OL] Andy Laue has left the team. - None - 08/19/08

[OL] Matt Lochmann is out for the season - Leg - 09/27/08

[RB] Brandon West is upgraded to probable - Ankle - 11/24/08

[TE] Branden Ledbetter is downgraded to expected to miss - Abdominal - 11/

[WR] Jordan White out for the season - Knee - 11/01/08

[WR] Schneider Julien is upgraded to probable - Shoulder - 11/24/08

RICE

[CB] Brandon King is out for the season. - Foot - 09/17/08

[LB] Vernon James out for the season - Knee - 09/09/08

TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:

TheSpread.com betting matchup has Western Michigan as a –2 point favorite. Our Free College Football Bowl Pick is: UNDER 74.5. Rice’s offense is averaging over 40 points a game this season but Western Michigan’s defense is highly underrated. The Broncos have two NFL-caliber defensive backs in their secondary that could help slow down the Owls’ passing attack. Much like the Missouri-Northwestern bowl game Monday night, the total is too high considering one of the defenses in this contest is solid.

Bet the 2008 Texas Bowl

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Posted: 12/30/08 12:00PM ET

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