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UTSA RoadrunnersLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Nov 3, 4:00 PM | Turf of Joe Aillet Stadium

UTSA Roadrunners vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD7-1

The Bulldogs hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Roadrunners pay a visit to Joe Aillet Stadium in Week 10 betting action.

The Bulldogs are 7-1 so far on the season, and 5-2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Roadrunners, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 3-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Louisiana Tech go 7-1 and the Roadrunners go 3-2 on the totals.

View UTSA vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 31.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bulldogs, currently No. 52 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Roadrunners, who rate No. 64 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 54-40 victory for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 52.6 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 59 this week at 26.5 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 328.6 yards per game, more than the Roadrunners secondary allows through the air, 236.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Roadrunners own the league's No. 39-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 141.8 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

UTSA lost its last outing, a 48-17 result against Utah State on October 27. UTSA failed to cover in that game as a 23.5-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. UTSA didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Aggies as Utah State blasted them 48-17 in Week 9 action.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 28-14 winner on the road against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 28.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Mexico State was unable to contain Ray Holley in its last action Saturday and the result was a 28-14 Week 9 loss against the Bulldogs.

UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on turf are 4-3
After being outgained are 0-1
When playing within the conference are 1-2
After a loss are 0-2

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Roadrunners at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 9 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
UTSA home to McNeese State, Saturday, November 10
Louisiana Tech at Texas State, Saturday, November 10