Bulldogs face Cavaliers in Week 5 odds

Louisiana Tech BulldogsVirginia Cavaliers
Sep 29, 3:33 PM | Grass of Scott Stadium

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

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The Cavaliers will do battle with the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 0-3-1 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 3-0 against the total, while Virginia is 1-2 versus the number.

View Louisiana Tech vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 47 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 54-28 victory for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia's No. 100-ranked offense, averaging 21.8 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 114 this week at 36.7 PPG. The Cavaliers aerial game is averaging 253 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 330 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's No. 35-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 116 yards per game when on the road. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 108 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Louisiana Tech won its last outing, a 52-24 result against Illinois on September 22. Louisiana Tech covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 76 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time out, Illinois could not slow down Quinton Patton, who managed 164 receiving yards in the Bulldogs 52-24 victory over the Fighting Illini Saturday.

Virginia was a 27-7 loser in its last match on the road against TCU. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 34 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Virginia was hammered in its last outing, as TCU ran up a 27-7 score against them at Amon Carter Stadium.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Louisiana Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games on the road
Virginia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Virginia is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech home to UNLV, Saturday, October 6
Virginia at Duke, Saturday, October 6

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