Free NCAA Football Prediction: Bulldogs vs. Red Raiders Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: 2021 Liberty Bowl
Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-5) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-6)
Date: Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
Time: 6:45 PM EST
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial, Memphis, TN
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Mississippi State -8.5 / Texas Tech +8.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Mississippi State -315/ Texas Tech +265
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 60
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be taking on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Liberty Bowl on December 28th. The kickoff is set for 6:45 ET.
Both of these teams ended their season with losses. They will look to pick up one more victory before their year officially comes to an end.
The Bulldogs opened up as a 9.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 8.5. The total has gone from 59.5 to 60.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Considering the number of tough teams they played the whole year, I was impressed with the way Mississippi State played this year. I think they had a better season than a lot of people thought.
The Bulldogs lost to the Ole Miss Rebels in the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving by a score of 31-21. I cannot say that I was all that surprised by that result.
Will Rogers finished the game against the Rebels 38/58 for 336 yards with 1 touchdown pass. As it happens often, he was asked to throw the ball an awful lot.
One weakness for this team during the year was the running game. More times than not, Rogers was asked to throw the ball 50+ times. I do not care who the quarterback is, that is not an easy task from week to week.
The defense was a work in progress this year, but it was better than it had been in past years. I actually thought they did a pretty good job against the Rebels, but they still proved to be too much for them to handle.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech had an up-and-down season in 2021. They looked good at times, but they also really struggled during other times. They will look to be more consistent when they play next year.
The Red Raiders ended their season on November 27th, where they lost to the Baylor Bears by a score of 27-24. I know there are no moral victories, but it was good to see them compete with the best team in the Big 12.
In the loss to Baylor, Donovan Smith was 15/23 for 262 yards with 2 touchdown passes. I liked the way he played against a very good defense in the Bears.
The running game was never able to get established in the loss to the Bears. That is not all that surprising because Baylor sports a very good run defense.
Defensively, this team still has a lot of work to do. They often gave up lots of points and yards this year. In order for them to win more than six games next year, they are going to have to get better on that side of the ball.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The total has gone over in 4 of Mississippi State’s last 5 games.
- Mississippi State is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- Mississippi State is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played in December.
- Texas Tech is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games playing as the underdog.
- Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the SEC.
Free Liberty Bowl NCAA Football Analysis
This bowl may not be getting a ton of attention, but I feel like it has the chance to be a good one. I am looking forward to it.
I am going with Texas Tech at +8.5 here.
4* 2021 Liberty Bowl NCAA Betting Pick:
Look, Mississippi State is the better team and I do feel they will win the game. I would be a bit surprised if the Red Raiders pulled off the upset.
To me, this is a game where both offenses will have success moving the ball up and down the field because I really do not trust either defense. I can see it being a fairly even game.
In this game, the 8.5 points are just too high for me to lay with Mississippi State. It just feels a little too heavy. I feel that the Red Raiders will give them all they can handle and the final score will be closer than some think.
Give me the Red Raiders getting 8.5 points in the Liberty Bowl.
4* Free Liberty Bowl NCAA Betting Pick: Texas Tech +8.5
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