The Texas Tech and Minnesota 2006 Insight Bowl odds show a high scoring affair and a likely Red Raider victory. Both teams have high-powered offenses, but both teams are a little disappointed in this December bowl.
The Red Raiders were coming off a 9-3 finish to last season in which they tied for 2nd in the Big 12 South. The team came in ranked 25th in the preseason AP, but a loss in week 3 dropped them out of the rankings for good. A tough home stretch left them 3-4 over their final 7 games and at 7-5 overall which was good enough to earn them their 7th straight bowl appearance. Quarterback Graham Harrell has completed 67% of his passes and is 2nd in the country with 35 TDs and third with 342.5 passing yards per game.
Minnesota might also be disappointed, but they are making a school record 5th straight bowl appearance, but this year they flip flopped their normal course. The school had got off to fast starts and slow finishes the last four years, but this season rebounded to win four out of their last five. The Gophers still need a win to avoid their first losing season since 2001. Bad news for Minnesota though as they face a potent Texas Tech air attack. The Gophers are giving up 253.5 passing yards per game, which happens to be the 7th worst in the nation.
Both of these teams are offense depended as shown by Texas Tech’s 42 ppg average in their wins and 17 ppg average in their losses. Minnesota on the other hand has put up 40.7 ppg in their six wins and only 15.2 in their six losses.
A nice matchup here between the Big 12 and the Big 10 and if you are looking to get in on the action you are going to want to pick up our NCAA Bowl Predictions. This is the easiest way to make sure that you beat your man on a consistent basis.
2006 Insight Bowl Odds:
Minnesota +6.5 -105 at Pinnacle
Texas Tech -6 -110 at VIP
Over 65.5 -109 at Pinnacle
UNDER 66 -110 at VIP