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Texas Tech vs LSU Pick

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In a tumultuous season that saw it drop three of its final four games and its coach’s future called into question, No. 20 LSU travels to the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl for its school-record 16th straight bowl game and 11th under head coach Les Miles. The Tigers clash with offensive dynamo Texas Tech, which is making its 14th bowl appearance in the last 16 years.
Players to watch
Tigers running back Leonard Fournette set his school’s single-season rushing record with 1,741 yards. The sophomore averaged a FBS-best 158.3 rushing yards per game and has 18 rushing touchdowns, one shy of tying LaBrandon Toefield’s school record set in 2001.
Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes II has completed 65 percent of his passes for 4,283 yards and 32 touchdowns. The sophomore has thrown a touchdown pass in 15 straight games and passed for at least 354 yards nine times this season.
Key Stats
LSU is 2-0 against Texas Tech, with wins in 1954 and 1957.
The Tigers are 6-4 in bowl games under Miles
LSU is 48-3 in nonconference games under Miles with all three losses coming in bowl games.
The Tigers have allowed just 27 first-quarter points this season.
Texas Tech has won its last four bowl appearances — the longest active streak in the Big 12 Conference.
Texas Tech is averaging 46.6 points, 594.5 total yards, and 389.7 passing yards per game, which all rank second nationally.
The Red Raiders are allowing 42.6 points and 540.2 total yards per game.
Texas Tech has scored at least 25 points in a school-record 15 straight games dating back to last season.
The Red Raiders need 11 points to break the school record for points in a season (569 in 2008).

Texas Tech vs LSU Betting Trends

Team record: 8-3 SU,5-6 ATS
LSU is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Texas Tech:
Team record: 7-5 SU,7-5 ATS
Texas Tech is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech’s last 5 games

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Red Raiders vs LSU Prediction

LSU had an off year and the alumni was out for blood. Even the best programs can have a down year or two. What the Tigers need to calm the alumni in the off season is a big win to finish the year. The Red Raider defense is just what the Tigers need to feel good about themselves. This will be a high scoring game with the Tigers covering the 7 point spread.

Pick: LSU -7

Score Prediction: LSU 48 – Texas Tech 31