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Holiday Bowl odds and point spread: Texas vs. Arizona State

The latest betting odds and point spread on the Holiday Bowl game Texas vs. Arizona State.

Holiday Bowl odds and point spread: Texas vs. Arizona State Tonight is the Holiday Bow game between the No.17 Texas Longhorns (9-3) and the No.12 Arizona State Sun Devils (10-2), a college bowl game which has climbed to the top spot as the most bet on event this week, pushing aside the BCS game. Yet another high-octane offensive matchup and the betting numbers on the Holiday Bowl are hardly surprising. At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Texas vs. Arizona State Holiday Bowl game is currently favoring the Longhorns -2.5 points and the total at 62 points is a good reflection of what's to come tonight at Qualcomm Stadium in California. The odds on the Texas Longhorns are posted at -140 and ASU will be underdog with odds +120.

 Both college football teams will try to rely on their powerful offenses, as much as they can, considering the long list of injuries and suspensions on both sides. At Texas, the Holiday Bowl will miss running backs Antwan Cobb and James Henry, wide receiver Limas Sweed, as well as the safeties Tyrell Gatewood and Drew Kelson with DT Dre Jones. At Arizona State out for the Holiday Bowl game are running back Ryan Torain (running backs Keegan Herring and Jarrell Woods are still listed as questionable), linebacker Morris Wooten is doubtful and tight end Andrew Pettes with defensive tackle Saia Falahola remain questionable for the game against ASU. Considering this, the O on each team could fail to meet the averages posted during the regular season - Arizona State went for 420.7 yards for 32.2 points and Texas posted 471.8 yards for 36 points on average per game during the season. Defensively the Sun Devils are still edging the Longhorns,  allowing 341.3 yards and 20.1 points, compared to Texas allowing 390.8 yards for 26.2 points per game.

 Texas won 5 of its last 6 games, but the Sun Devils could make this game go against the bookies on Thursday night. Arizona State won 10 of their last 12 games, although ASU is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games. Keep in mind that the total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games and UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games. The Holiday Bowl game starts at 8:00pm on Thursday from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA.

 Published on 12/27/2007

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