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North Texas Favored by -4 Against Louisiana Tech on Thursday - Week 3 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs


North Texas Mean Green
Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Apogee Stadium

The North Texas Mean Green cruised to an easy win and cover in a 43-6 blowout win over SMU on Saturday. North Texas is a home favorite once again this Thursday night hosting the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

North Texas is 8-1 SU and ATS in its last nine games as the betting favorite. In those eight wins, the Mean Green have covered the spread by an average of 19.4 points per game. In the first meeting between these two teams as Conference USA foes last season, North Texas beat Louisiana Tech on the road 28-13.

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

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

North Texas battles the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, currently with a 1-1 mark (2-0 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 1-1 for the Mean Green and 2-0 for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Texas vs Louisiana Tech injuries news.

The North Texas Mean Green sit at No. 17 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are at No. 82 on that chart.

How Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the North Texas Mean Green No. 96-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 102 at 34 PPG. The North Texas Mean Green passing attack has averaged 61.5 yards per game, less than the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs give up through the air (245 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs feature the league's No. 50-rated road run defense, allowing 180.5 yards per game. North Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 39 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisiana Tech was a 48-20 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ragin` Cajuns. They covered the +15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (68) made winners of OVER bettors. Louisiana-Lafayette was unable to contain Kenneth Dixon in its last action Saturday and the result was a 48-20 Week 2 loss against the Bulldogs.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 43-6 winner as they battled Mustangs at home. North Texas covered in the match as a -2.5-point favorite, while 49 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. North Texas cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 43-6 score against Southern Methodist at Apogee Stadium.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green Betting Odds Trends

Louisiana Tech is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Louisiana Tech's last 14 games
Louisiana Tech is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
North Texas is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
North Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of North Texas's last 11 games
North Texas is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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