Advocare Texas Bowl: LSU vs Texas Tech NCAAF Betting Lines & Preview
Texas Tech and LSU square off in the Advocare Texas Bowl, this Tuesday at 9:00pm Eastern time from NRG Stadium in Houston. The Red Raiders of Texas Tech feature a high-flying Air Raid offense, and LSU will likely open up their game as well now that the LSU is favored to win by seven points. To view MyBookie’s NCAAF betting lines, click here.
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Why should you choose the Tigers (-7)?
LSU ran roughshod over their first seven opponents featuring the bruising running back Leonard Fournette. However, the Tigers then lost three games in a row, to Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss, by a combined score of 99 to 47, with boosters starting to demand the firing of head coach Les Miles. The Tigers did knock off Texas A&M 19-7 in the last week, but the offense still sputtered. The Texas Tech defense is much easier to deal with than what the SEC has been sending week after week, so look for the Tigers to dominate this game from the offensive side of the ball.
Why should you bet on Texas Tech (+7)?
Kliff Kingsbury just finished his third season coaching the Red Raiders, and his Air Raid offense was firing on all pistons this year. The Red Raiders went 7-5 this year, nailing the over in nine of those games. The offense averaged 49 points per game, averaging 206 yards per game on the ground and 390 through the air, combining for almost 600 yards a week. Watch them strike early and often against the LSU defense — if they don’t simply overwhelm a Tiger team that is disappointed with its SEC showing, they will definitely stay competitive.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Texas Tech will see a bowl game against one of the most storied SEC programs as a reward for their season. LSU saw itself as a CFP contender for most of the season, so traveling to Houston for a non-New Year’s Day bowl is definitely underwhelming. I am picking Texas Tech in this one — straight up as well as against the spread. I see Texas Tech rolling, 42-28.