Texas Tech vs. LSU Picks: Offensive Powerhouses Will Keep Score High in Advocare Texas Bowl

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:58 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 3:58 PM UTC

Our betting professional examines the Advocare Texas Bowl matchup between Texas Tech & LSU. Join us in reading this revealing betting preview article culminated with a college football pick.

<p style="text-align:center"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=30658" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2960433, "sportsbooksIds":[169,1096,93,19,92,238], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s3"><b>College Football Pick: </b>Over 73</span><span class="s1"> </span><br /> <b>Best Line Offered: </b><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3876&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play this game at Heritage">at Heritage</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/texas-tech-red-raiders-vs-lsu-tigers-2960433/" target="_blank" title="Compare Betting Odds Here"><b>Texas Tech v. LSU 9:00PM ET</b></a><br /> <span class="s1">Big 12 member Texas Tech and SEC Power LSU meet in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. The event is sponsored by AdvoCare V100. They are located in nearby Plano, TX. AdvoCare is an innovational nutritional and weight management company. They also specialize in sports performance and skin care products. </span><span class="s1">In this contest, I expect a high-scoring game between the Air Raid offensive attack of Texas Tech and a LSU team who will have more of a free flow on offense now that the pressures of the regular SEC season are behind them.</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="s1">Betting Preview </span></strong><br /> It was a turbulent season for LSU. The year began with the Tigers dominating their first 7 foes overland behind RB Fournette in an undefeated start. But, a trio of early November losses to Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, in which the Tigers were outscored by a combined 99 to 47 points had LSU backers calling for the scalp of HC Miles. Even in a <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/one-more-the-coach-take-lsu-under-your-college-football-pick-against-a-m/66914/" target="_blank" title="Revisit our winning selection for this game">19-7 season-ending victory against Texas A&amp;M</a>, there was not nearly enough offensive spark to satisfy their supporters. In order to give the people what they want, it will not be a surprise to this bureau to see LSU open it up against a very pliable Texas Tech defense.</p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">In the 3</span><span class="s5"><sup>rd</sup></span><span class="s1"> year under the leadership of former Red Raider signal caller, Kliff Kingsbury, TTRR had their best and most explosive offensive season. Running the Air Raid attack to near perfection, TTRR went 7-5 SU ATS and went OVER the posted total in 9/12 of those contests. The offense averaged 49 PPG on a balanced 206/5.7 overland and 390/8.3 through the airways. Thus, they totaled nearly 596 yards!  Only 3 of their 12 games had a total of fewer than 89 points. And an equal part of the reason for the high scoring games came as a result of a defense that allowed 43/543. That unit was equally permissive both overland where they allowed 275/6.0 and in the air where they allowed 268/7.7. Typical of their season were high-scoring season closing wins against Kansas St. (59-44) and Texas (48-45) which garnered them this Bowl invitation. The LSU defense which allowed 24 PPG was the most permissive it has been in many seasons.</span></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>Final Analysis </strong></span><br /> <span class="s1">Playing a highly-respected SEC team like LSU is a positive reward for a Texas Tech team who appears in a Bowl Game for the 2</span><span class="s5"><sup>nd</sup></span><span class="s1"> time under Kingsbury. They will be eager to put their Air Raid attack on display for the nation. For LSU, there will be much less intensity, as this is far from their first choice of Bowl Games. I invite you to put the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Live College Football Odds Board">college football odds</a> in your favor and join me in my <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Free Picks &amp; Betting Previews">college football pick</a> on OVER 73 in the AdvoCare Texas Bowl.</span></p>
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