Texas Tech vs California Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/16

Texas Tech vs California Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/16

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NCAAF Predictions: Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl - California vs. Texas Tech

Get set for an action-packed clash as the California Golden Bears take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on December 16, 2023, at 7:15 PM at Independence Stadium. Let's delve into the extensive details of this intriguing bowl game:

Game Information

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 7:15 PM in Independence Stadium, with a game-time temperature of 45 degrees in Shreveport, LA. ESPN/ESPN+ will cover the event. Both teams, California with a 6-6 overall record and Texas Tech also at 6-6, are gearing up for a close contest. Texas Tech is favored with a -3.0 points spread, and the Over/Under is set at 56.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

California Golden Bears

Quarterback F. Mendoza has thrown for 1,447 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Running back J. Ott has been impressive with 1,260 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, while receiver J. Hunter has contributed 669 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Quarterback B. Morton has passed for 1,498 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. T. Brooks has been a key force in the ground game with 1,443 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. Keep an eye on X. White, who has recorded 495 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.

 

Recent Performance

California Golden Bears

California heads into the Independence Bowl with momentum, winning three of their last five games. Victories against UCLA, Stanford, and WSU showcase their offensive prowess. They aim to capitalize on their recent success and secure a win against Texas Tech.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech, on the other hand, faces this bowl game after a mixed recent performance. While they secured a tight win against UCF, losses to Texas, BYU, and a lopsided defeat against TEX highlight the challenges they may encounter. The Red Raiders look to bounce back with a victory over California.

 

Prediction: 

California is poised to emerge victorious in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl. With their dynamic offensive trio of F. Mendoza, J. Ott, and J. Hunter, the Golden Bears have the firepower to outscore Texas Tech. Additionally, California's recent wins and the Red Raiders' vulnerabilities suggest that the Golden Bears are well-positioned to cover the +3.0 points spread. Expect California to control the game and secure the win.

 

Pick: California +3.0 -110

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