Although both teams should find some success offensively, this total is way too high for our liking. To put it in perspective, this total actually opened at O/U 65.5 when the bowl schedule was first released, and now here we are weeks later with the number up almost a full touchdown. The market move definitely makes sense, but betting the over 72 when you could’ve bet it at much lower numbers doesn’t. Also, neither team played in a single game totaled in the 70s this year. Ole Miss should continue leaning on their dynamic ground attack (#3 in FBS with 261.1 rushing yards per game) which will help bleed a lot of clock. On the other side, Texas Tech will throw a ton (#3 in FBS with 44.2 passing attempts per game) and should be able to find their fair share of points… but it’s not exactly like this offense has been clicking on all cylinders this season, ranking 72nd in success rate. Both squads will undoubtedly find the endzone at least a few times, but the best thing about shorting points in a game lined at 72 is that one bad stretch of offense is enough to cash your ticket.
Prediction: Under 72 (-110) at Bovada Sportsbook