Texas Bowl Pick

Texas Bowl Pick & Prediction: LSU vs. Texas Tech

Will the points pile up quickly in the Texas Bowl tonight as LSU takes on Texas Tech at 9PM ET?

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The Odds

According to oddsmakers from oddsmakers at BetDSI, LSU is favored in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -7 points against Texas Tech. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 74.5 points.

The Records

LSU is 8-3 on the season, 5-6 against the spread and 6-5 with the over. Texas Tech is 7-5 on the season, 7-4-1 against the spread and 9-3 with the over. Tech has hit the over in 6 of its last 7 bowl games and in 7 straight against teams with a winning record. LSU has hit the over in 5 straight non-conference games.

The Pick

Texas Tech averages 46.6 points per game and 389.7 yards per game in the air. LSU struggled against the pass this season compared to their usual numbers, allowing 211 yards per game (47th). They'll try and contain QB Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 4,283 yards, 32 TDs and rushed for 10 TDs. LSU has struggled throwing the ball, but they can run it on a Texas Tech defense that allows 271.8 rushing yards per game.

TEXAS BOWL FREE PICK: LSU/TEXAS TECH OVER 74.5

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