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Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Mean Green at Louisiana Tech

North Texas Mean GreenLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
3-3October 19, 2013, 03:30 | Joe Aillet Stadium2-4

North Texas travels to Louisiana Tech on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-3 mark in Week 8 action with a victory over the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs currently sports a record of 2-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Mean Green are 3-3 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs post a 1-5 over under record this season, while the Mean Green have gone 2-4 against the number.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Bulldogs in this one found them as 7-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

The game pits the Bulldogs, currently No. 71 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Mean Green, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-16 victory for the Mean Green.

North Texas won its last outing, a 34-7 result against Middle Tennessee on October 12. North Texas covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kenneth Dixon tore up the turf for 200 rushing yards in the latest Bulldogs game, a 38-35 win over the Miners at Sun Bowl.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana Tech's No. 105-ranked offense (20 PPG) against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 39 at 22.67 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 204.67 yards per game, less than the Mean Green give up through the air (241.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Mean Green own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 163 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 88 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Mean Green at Bulldogs trends to consider:
North Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
North Texas is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
North Texas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
Louisiana Tech is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Louisiana Tech's last 8 games
Louisiana Tech is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Texas at Southern Miss, Saturday, October 26th
Louisiana Tech at Florida International, Saturday, October 26th