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Aggies visit Bulldogs in Week 12 NCAAF clash

Utah State AggiesLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Nov 17, 4:00 PM | Turf of Joe Aillet Stadium

Utah State Aggies vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds


In the game that will decide the champion of the WAC 9-1 Louisiana Tech takes on 8-2 Utah State Saturday afternoon in down in Ruston (4 pm ET, ESPN3).

In the early betting the Bulldogs, who are a field-goal away from being undefeated on the season, are getting three points at home from the Aggies, who are two field-goals away from being perfect.

View Utah State vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bulldogs pegged as 3-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bulldogs sit at No. 63 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Aggies are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 52-51.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 53.4 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 13.5 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 333 yards per game, more than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 208.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92.6 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Utah State won its last outing, a 38-7 result against Texas State on November 3. Utah State covered in that game as a 26-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chuckie Keeton led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 316 yards Saturday as the Aggies downed the Bobcats 38-7 at Romney Stadium.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 62-55 winner on the road against Texas State. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (117) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Colby Cameron's 337-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Louisiana Tech earned a 62-55 win over Texas State on Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 10-0

A few Aggies at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Utah State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Utah State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah State's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Louisiana Tech's last 11 games
Louisiana Tech is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Utah State home to Idaho, Saturday, November 24
Louisiana Tech at San Jose State, Saturday, November 24