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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
2-8 November 23, 2013, 07:00 | Joe Aillet Stadium 4-6



The Golden Hurricane will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Louisiana Tech at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday in Week 13 action.

The Golden Hurricane will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 4-6 ATS. Tulsa is 6-4 against the total, while Louisiana Tech is 2-8 versus the number.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bulldogs as 3.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

The Bulldogs sit at No. 87 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Hurricane are at No. 103 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 19-12.

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Tulsa was a 45-34 loser in their most recent outing at home against Marshall. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (79) made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 107-ranked offense, averaging 20.6 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 105 this week at 35.1 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 212.6 yards per game, less than the Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 240 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Golden Hurricane own the league's No. 66-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 181.4 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 79 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Golden Hurricane at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Tulsa is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Tulsa is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 9 games
Tulsa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 10 games
Louisiana Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Tulsa home to North Texas, Saturday, November 30th
Louisiana Tech at UTSA, Saturday, November 30th