Independence Bowl Betting Odds Favor Texas Tech Over Cal

  • The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3.5-point favorites against the California Golden Bears in the Independence Bowl.
  • Fernando Mendoza has -113 odds to throw over 1.5 passing touchdowns for a fourth consecutive game.
  • The Independence Bowl total has -110 odds to go over 56.5 points.

SHREVEPORT, La.Independence Bowl betting odds favor the Texas Tech Red Raiders by 3.5 points against the California Golden Bears on Saturday night. Both teams are 6-6 and look to finish the season with a bowl victory.

The Golden Bears are an intriguing underdog in this spot and enter bowl season on a three-game win streak. California has +150 moneyline odds at USA online sportsbooks to pull the upset.

California Vs Texas Tech Betting Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
California +3.5 (-115) +155 O56.5 (-110)
Texas Tech -3.5 (-105) -180 U56.5 (-110)

The 56.5-point total looks to go over considering both teams struggle defensively. Texas Tech enters the Independence Bowl after a 57-7 loss to Texas.

California allows 32.7 points per game, ranking 113th of 133 Division 1 teams this season. The over has -110 odds at college football sportsbooks in what is expected to be a high-scoring matchup.

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Cal’s Quarterback Key For Moneyline + Over

The Golden Bears will rely on quarterback Fernando Mendoza to cash their +150 moneyline odds. Mendoza has -113 odds at California online sportsbooks to throw over 1.5 passing touchdowns against Texas Tech.

Fernando Mendoza Passing Touchdowns Prop

  • Over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns -113
  • Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns -115

Mendoza threw for two or more touchdowns in six of seven starts this season. His seven touchdown passes in the last three games led California to wins over UCLA, Stanford, and Washington State.

It’s surprising sportsbooks that accept Texas residents slightly favor Mendoza’s under considering his hot streak, but the Red Raiders are far more susceptible to the run. Five of the last seven offensive touchdowns scored against Texas Tech came on the ground.