Texas Tech vs Minnesota Odds

Published on December 27th, 2012 11:46 pm EST

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Minnesota will square off against Texas Tech in this year's Meinke Car Care Texas Bowl on Friday, December 28th. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPN, will take place in the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Despite the turmoil that is currently surrounding the team due to Tommy Tuberville's sudden departure (he will be leaving to coach Cincinnati), Texas Tech is still heavily favored over Minnesota.

Texas Tech finished their campaign with a record of 7-5, including a 4-5 record in the Big 12. Texas Tech got off to a perfect 4-0 start this season before stumbling at the end of the season. Texas Tech's five losses this year came against Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas, Oklahoma State and Baylor. There is certainly no shame in losing to any one of those five teams, but Texas Tech fans were still expecting more.

Texas Tech scored 56 offensive touchdowns this year while racking up over 500 yards per game. Texas Tech's pass attack was particularly deadly, as the team averaged over 360 yards per game through the air.

Minnesota, on the other hand, finished their campaign with a record of 6-6, including a 2-6 record in the Legends Division of the Big Ten Conference. Just like Texas Tech, Minnesota also started their season 4-0 before losing 6 of their last 8 games. Minnesota's six losses this year came against Iowa, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska and Michigan State.

Minnesota averaged 317.5 yards per game of offense this year, including over 171 yards per game through the air. On defence, Minnesota gave up 352.8 yards per game and a total of 34 touchdowns.

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Here are the odds for the Minnesota / Texas Tech game as of this moment:

Minnesota, +13, -105
Texas Tech, -13, -115

Over/Under 55 Points

Over 55 Points, -115
Under 55 Points, -105

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