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College Football Betting Line Favors the LA Tech Bulldogs over the UTEP Miners

Week 12 action on Saturday will see the UTEP Miners looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the LA Tech Bulldogs visit Sun Bowl.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the UTEP Miners here saw them at Bovada as 17-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 34-6 result in favor of the Bulldogs. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

LA Tech Bulldogs vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the UTEP Miners are 0-10 overall and 2-8 ATS against the spread, while the Bulldogs are 4-6 and 4-6 ATS. As for the totals, UTEP is 3-6-1 on the OU, and LA Tech is 5-5 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UTEP vs LA Tech injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 145 (UTEP Miners) and the No. 87 (LA Tech Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UTEP's No. 129-ranked offense, averaging 11.3 PPG, against a LA Tech defense that ranks No. 83 this week at 29.3 PPG. The UTEP aerial game is averaging 126.6 yards per game, less than the LA Tech Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 224.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the LA Tech Bulldogs own the league's No. 71-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 179.75 yards per game when on the road. UTEP, on the other hand, rates No. 128 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, LA Tech's aerial attack generated 326 yards but it was the Owls coming away with a 48-23 victory over LA Tech at Joe Aillet Stadium.

UTEP didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Mean Green as North Texas blasted them 45-10 in Week 11 action.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Louisiana Tech's last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 12 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas El Paso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
  • Texas El Paso is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

LA Tech home to UTSA, Saturday, November 25th
UTEP at UAB, Saturday, November 25th