Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
The Bobcats 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 5-3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 5-3 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 8-1 against the total, while Texas State is 1-6 versus the number.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Bobcats as 20-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 114-rated Bobcats and the No. 52-ranked Bulldogs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 54-26 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas State's No. 95-ranked offense (22.6 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 103 at 34.1 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 178.5 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (344.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 124.8 yards per game. Texas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.
Louisiana Tech won its last outing, a 51-27 result against UTSA on November 3. Louisiana Tech failed to cover in that game as a 30.5-point favorite, while the 78 combined points took the game OVER the total. Colby Cameron led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 348 yards Saturday as the Bulldogs downed the Roadrunners 51-27 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
In their last action, Texas State was a 38-7 loser on the road against Utah State. They failed to cover the 26-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Texas State was hammered in its last outing, as Utah State ran up a 38-7 score against them at Romney Stadium.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing in November are 0-1
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-3
A few Bulldogs at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Louisiana Tech's last 10 games
Louisiana Tech is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas State's last 5 games
Texas State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Texas State is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games
Louisiana Tech home to Utah State, Saturday, November 17
Texas State at Navy, Saturday, November 17