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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Baylor Bears Odds
Floyd Casey Stadium will feature Bears vs. Warhawks on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 4 action.
They battle the Warhawks, currently with a 2-1 mark (1-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-0 for the Bears and 1-2 for the Warhawks.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Warhawks in this one found them as 30-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 1-rated Bears and the No. 61-rated Warhawks in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 92-32 win for the Bears on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 1-ranked offense (69.5 PPG) against a Warhawks defense that ranks No. 48 at 21 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 431.5 yards per game, more than the Warhawks give up through the air (192.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Warhawks own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 160 yards per game when on the road. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 13 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 21-19 winner as they battled Wake Forest on the road. Louisiana-Monroe covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kolton Browning led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 315 yards Saturday as the Warhawks downed the Demon Deacons 21-19 at BB&T Field.
Baylor won its last outing, a 70-13 result against Buffalo on September 7. Baylor covered in that game as a 28.5-point favorite, while the 83 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Baylor's aerial attack generated 338 yards and the Bears came away with a 70-13 victory over Buffalo at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 10-0
A few Warhawks at Bears trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 7 games
Louisiana-Monroe home to Tulane, Saturday, September 28
Baylor home to West Virginia, Saturday, October 5