Louisiana Tech Bulldogs versus TCU Horned Frogs Poinsettia Bowl Betting Preview

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The Poinsettia Bowl is the featured game on Wednesday night from college football.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs the champions of the WAC conference will face Mountain West champion and last year’s Rose Bowl winner the TCU Horned Frogs.

You can bet the Poinsettia Bowl at Oddsmaker, where the players rake in the best bonuses.

The current betting odds at Oddsmaker has the TCU Horned Frogs favored by -9 1/2 points with the total coming in at 56 ½ points.

If you would like to bet on TCU on the money line you will lay – 365 odds.

Do you think that Louisiana Tech can win this game outright? If so and you bet on them you get a nice return at Oddsmaker of +305 odds.

Louisiana Tech enters play with an 8-4 record but has been very good to bettors with an ATS record of 10-2.

Their most impressive win this season came at Nevada. They have a one point loss at home to explosive Houston and dropped a two point decision at Southern Miss.

At quarterback for Louisiana Tech is junior Colby Cameron. He hits on 56.2% of his passes but has a good touchdown to interception ratio at 11/2.

Running back Hunter Lee will see the bulk of the carries in the backfield and he rushes for 5.1 yards a carry.

TCU travels to San Diego at 10-2 on the regular season.

The questions swirling the minds of the bettors is how will the team be motivated here after playing in the granddaddy of all bowl games last season?

The reason TCU is here and not in a BCS bowl game is their defense is not playing at the level of their Rose Bowl team. There has been a drop off.

TCU’s losses came at Baylor in a 50-48 shootout and to SMU 40-33 in overtime at home.

The Horned Frogs have a notable win at Boise St as they benefited greatly by a late Bronco running back fumble.

An interesting stat is the fact that nine of the ten victories by TCU this season have been by 10 points or more with the lone exception being at Boise St where they were an underdog.

The Horned Frogs had to replace an NFL quarterback this season as Andy Dalton is now a starter on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Sophomore quarterback Casey Pachall is accurate as he hits on over 67% of his passes with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Horned Frogs run the football exceptionally well this season. Waymon James rushes for 7.7 yards a carry, Matthew Tucker 5.9 yards a carry and Ed Wesley 6.2 yards a carry.

The ATS scorecard this bowl season shows three underdogs covering the point spread and all three winning outright on the money line in four games.

The only favorite to win and cover has been Temple in the New Mexico Bowl.

Based on the size and strength advantage on the offensive and defensive lines TCU could pull away late in this game for a double digit win.

I don’t like the 18 point home loss by the Bulldogs to Hawaii this year. The WAC conference was way down this year.

The Poinsettia Bowl will be played in good weather from San Diego and will begin at 8PM Eastern Time. A national cable broadcast of the game is available Tuesday night live over ESPN television.

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