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Bulldogs home to Cougars in NCAAF betting action

Houston CougarsLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Sep 17, 7:00 PM | Turf of Joe Aillet Stadium

Houston Cougars vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds

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Joe Aillet Stadium features a battle between the host Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the visiting Houston Cougars in betting action Saturday.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 1-1 ATS. Houston is 2-0 on the totals; Louisiana Tech is 1-1.

View Houston vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Bulldogs are listed as 8-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bulldogs sit at No. 93 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cougars are at No. 107 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 48-36.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's #55-ranked offense, averaging 32.5 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks #80 this week at 28.5 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 248.5 yards per game, more than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 247 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's #22-rated road run defense, allowing 118 yards per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, ranks #32 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 48-23 winner on the road against North Texas. They covered the 20.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (71) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 48-42 winner at home against Central Arkansas. They failed to cover the 17–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (90) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

A few Cougars at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana Tech's last 8 games
Louisiana Tech is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisiana Tech's last 10 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to Georgia State, Saturday, September 24
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, Saturday, September 24

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