Texas Tech vs Ole Miss Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Texas Bowl 2022 (Rebels Bounce Back in High-Scoring Affair)

Devon Platana
Texas Tech vs Ole Miss odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Texas Bowl.
Texas Tech vs Ole Miss odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Texas Bowl. / Associated Press

Texas Tech vs Ole Miss Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game — TaxAct Texas Bowl
Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (8-4)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: NRG Stadium — Houston, TX
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022 NCAA college football bowl game matchups have been revealed, including the TaxAct Texas Bowl. This year's event will be played between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Ole Miss Rebels.

Though Texas Tech hasn't been perfect, things have looked promising lately, highlighted by the team picking up its third straight win with a 51-48 overtime effort against Oklahoma. Unfortunately, Ole Miss has headed in the wrong direction since the middle of October, losing four of its last five games — including a 24-22 loss to Mississippi State at the Egg Bowl.

Can Texas Tech come out with another strong performance at NRG Stadium? Or will Ole Miss finally break out of its losing ways by ending the season on a high note?

Texas Tech vs Ole Miss Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TTU: (+146) | MISS: (-176)
Spread: TTU: +3.5 (-110) | MISS: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 69.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Ole Miss enters this contest as a slight favorite on the spread and moneyline. This Texas Bowl clash also features a total of 69.5, which is among the highest of this year's bowl games.

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Texas Tech vs Ole Miss Prediction & Pick

A date with Texas Tech might be exactly what Ole Miss needs to taste success once again. The Rebels are 4-2 in six all-time matchups against the Red Raiders, tallying a 47-27 victory in their last meeting (Sept. 2018), which also happened to be at NRG Stadium.

Besides, it's not like Ole Miss' recent losses have come against bad teams. Three of those losses stem from games against LSU, Alabama and Mississippi State — all ranked programs at the moment. Meanwhile, Texas Tech's run is compiled of wins against Oklahoma, Iowa State and Kansas, who have a combined 16-20 record with none of the trio being over-.500.

Ole Miss is still a solid team despite its recent record and has the defensive edge over Texas Tech. I'll take the Rebels forgetting about their recent woes with a victory in Houston.

Final Score Prediction: Ole Miss: 38 | Texas Tech: 35

Texas Tech vs Ole Miss Betting Trends

- Texas Tech is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- Ole Miss is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Texas Tech's last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Ole Miss' last seven games.

Texas Tech vs Ole Miss Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

I predict that there'll be a lot of points on the board at the Texas Bowl. After all, the total has gone over in eight of Texas Tech's 12 games this season, as well as in five of Ole Miss' last seven. Neither defense is anything special, too, as proven by the Rebels giving up 30-plus points in four of its last six games while the Red Raiders have done so in six of their last nine.

With defense likely being an afterthought, back the total going over at the Texas Bowl.

Bet: Over 69.5 Points (-110)

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