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Golden Panthers host Bulldogs in Week 9 action

Louisiana Tech BulldogsFlorida International Golden Panthers
2-5October 26, 2013, 06:00 | FIU Stadium1-5

FIU Stadium features a battle between the host Florida International Golden Panthers and the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in betting action Saturday.

Backers of the Golden Panthers have seen them go 1-5 and 2-4 ATS so far this season, while the Bulldogs are at 2-5 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 1-6, while the Golden Panthers are 3-3.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Golden Panthers sat as 6-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

This game matches up the No. 116 (Golden Panthers) and the No. 80 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 15--3 result in favor of the Bulldogs is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 28-13 loser at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In Florida International's last outing, Jake Medlock threw for 302 yards in a losing cause against the Blazers, 27-24 at FIU Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida International's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 11.83 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 65 this week at 27 PPG. The Golden Panthers aerial game is averaging 148 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 223.57 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 185.67 yards per game when on the road. Florida International, on the other hand, rates No. 123 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bulldogs at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 3-12-1 SU in its last 16 games
Louisiana Tech is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Florida International is 2-12-1 SU in its last 15 games
Florida International is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Florida International is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, Saturday, November 9th
Florida International at East Carolina, Saturday, November 2nd