The College Football Bowl season kicks off this week after Christmas as Ole Miss and Texas Tech meet at the Texas Bowl on Wednesday.
Texas Tech finished the regular season with a 7-5 overall record and a three-game winning streak, playing three different starting quarterbacks, accumulating over 459 total yards per game and averaging 33.6 points per year.
Ole Miss started the season with a 7-0 team before suffering a spectacular loss at LSU, losing 4 of their last 5 games and their final 4 in a row, finishing above 28 points in each loss. However, they lost two games to rivals Mississippi. state.
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After several rumors circulated about his position, Rebels coach Lane Kiffin said last season after leading an offense that tallied over 490 yards of offense and scored 34.2 points per game. I have announced that I will be returning to school next year.
What do the experts think about this matchup? Let’s see how the College Football Power Index’s computer prediction model predicts the game.
Texas Bowl Games: Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech Picks, Predictions
Ole Miss Prediction: The computer is on the side of the rebels and has a 62.1% chance of winning the game outright against Big 12 opponents.
Texas Tech Predicts: According to the latest index projections, the Red Raiders can pull off an upset on 37.9% of shots.
Point Spread: Ole Miss -3.5 (-118) | Texas Tech +3.5 (+138) according to the SI Sportsbook line.
total: 71 points | -110 or more | -118 or less
Moneyline: Ole Miss-188 | Texas Tech +138
Diffusion of consensus picks: Ole Miss -3.5
Ole Miss Betting Trends: “The Rebels went 1-3-1 against the spread in their stretch run of the season and were only 3-5-1 as favorites against the spread. It’s going to be a season – Ole Miss has a high total score.” — Kyle Wood, Sports Illustrated
Texas Tech Betting Trends: “The Red Raiders have covered their last three games, going 4-3 against the spread this year and are on a three-game winning streak. The total is the best of the season.” – Thurs
Score prediction: Team Ranking estimates that Ole Miss will beat Texas Tech with a predicted score of 36.9 to 32.6 (Ole Miss -3.5 under 71).
How to watch and stream: The game will be set on the main ESPN network on Wednesday, December 28th at 8pm and will be streamed live on fuboTV (try it for free).
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