Holiday Bowl Odds

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SAN DIEGO, CA (The Spread) – No. 14 Arizona State looks to pick up an 11th win on Monday when it takes on Texas Tech in the 2013 Holiday Bowl at 10:15PM ET on ESPN.

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Arizona State is 10-3 overall, 7-6 against the spread and the Sun Devils have hit the over 9 times. Texas Tech is 7-5 overall, 5-7 against the spread and the Red Raiders have hit the over 9 times.

Trends show that Arizona State is 5-2 against the spread in its last 7 games on grass while Texas Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 bowl games and 0-8 ATS in its last 8 games after a loss.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arizona State is favored on the road, as the Sun Devils have odds of -14 points against Texas Tech. The over/under total for the game has been set at 71.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had ASU favored by 13 points. The spread slowly worked its way to 14 points. The over/under total opened at 70 points and then dipped to 69.5 before climbing up to 71.5.

Arizona State is coming off a 38-14 loss in the Pac-12 Championship Game against Stanford. The Sun Devils went 8-1 in conference play this year to win the Pac-12 South. ASU averaged 41 points and 460.8 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense allowed just 25.8 points per contest. Quarterback Taylor Kelly has thrown for 3,510 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 473 yards and eight scores. Jaelen Strong has caught 71 passes for 1,094 yards and seven touchdowns as well. The Sun Devils will likely be without leading rusher, Marion Grice, who has a leg injury.

Texas Tech is coming off a 41-16 loss at Texas to end the regular season. The Red Raiders lost their final five games to finish 4-5 in the Big 12. The last four losses were by at least 18 points. Tech averaged 35.7 points and 513.3 yards per game this season on offense, while the defense gave up 31.2 points per game. Davis Webb has thrown for 2,315 yards and 16 touchdowns this season in limited action while Jace Amaro has caught 98 passes for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas Tech offensive lineman Tony Morales (shoulder) and offensive lineman Beau Carpenter (concussion) are both questionable. Arizona State running back D.J. Foster (leg) and safety Laiu Moeakiola (undisclosed) are both questionable as well.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Arizona State, as the Sun Devils are getting 76% of the wagers with odds of -14 points against Texas Tech.

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