Valero Alamo Bowl Betting Prediction
Tuesday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, No. 20 Texas will take on 4-1 Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl at 9:00 p.m. ET. Given the success the Buffaloes had in their shortened season, are they worth a look as an underdog or will the Longhorns cover as a 7.5-point favorite?
298 Texas Longhorns (-7.5) vs. 297 Colorado Buffaloes (+7.5); o/u 64
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Texas Longhorns Game Notes
Texas senior QB Sam Ehlinger has accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl. Ehlinger (6'3/225) will leave Austin as one of Texas' best quarterbacks when it comes to his individual numbers. In four seasons he completed 62.5 percent of his passes, throwing for 11,276 yards and 93 touchdowns with 27 interceptions. Ehlinger was also productive on the ground, rushing for 1,912 yards and 33 touchdowns during his Longhorn career. He will likely be a Day 3 selection in this spring's draft, as the quarterback class projects to be quite deep.
Colorado Buffaloes Game Notes
Colorado redshirt freshman WR La'Vontae Shenault has been suspended for the Buffaloes' Alamo Bowl matchup with Texas. Shenault (6'2/190) was suspended to a violation of athletic department policies, HC Karl Dorrell announced on Monday. The redshirt freshman appeared in four games for the Buffaloes this season, catching a team-best 17 passes for 193 yards. Shenault will look to have a greater impact for Colorado in 2021.
Texas vs. Colorado Betting Prediction
The Longhorns are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, are 5-1 against the number in their last six matchups versus Pac-12 opponents and have covered in five of their last seven bowl games. Texas is also 4-1 at the betting window in its last five neutral site games and is 4-1 ATS in its last five games played in the month of December.
On the other side, the Buffs are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games when they’re an underdog and are 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games coming off a loss. Colorado is 2-6-1 against the spread in its last nine meetings with Big 12 opponents and 1-4 at the betting window in its five games in the month of December as well.
VALERO ALAMO BOWL BETTING PREDICTION: TEXAS LONGHORNS -7.5