Bowl Predictions, Day 7

Yesterday’s record against the point spread: 2-1.
Bowl season record against the point spread: 8-3.

Today’s game:

Independence Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech (pick): Louisiana Tech is simply better than Northern Illinois. The Bulldogs are, in effect, playing a home game…and this season I’ve been testing that theory & it’s paying off so far. Tech has an advantage running the ball & a huge advantage on special teams. Granted, they’re weak at the one position you’d want strength (quarterback), but the Huskies can’t run (their qb has almost as many rushing yards as their leading rusher, and he only throws about 15 passes a game) well and they won’t have enough against a team that won 5 of their last 7 to get here. Diner Prediction: Louisiana Tech 30, Northern Illinois 21.

Only 22 more to go!