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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Week 8 Betting Prediction and Odds

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders travelling to Louisiana Tech on Saturday to face the Bulldogs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as -8.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-22 result in favor of the Bulldogs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Louisiana Tech will face the 3-4 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 5-2 so far this season while the Blue Raiders are 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Louisiana Tech vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs) and the No. 72 (Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 36.71 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee defense that ranks No. 82 this week at 28.71 PPG. The Louisiana Tech aerial game is averaging 317.29 yards per game, more than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders secondary allows through the air, 255.43 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders own the league's No. 64-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 175 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 55 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for the the Golden Panthers, they were scorched by Thomas Owens for 118 receiving yards against the Blue Raiders in a 42-34 loss at Floyd Stadium.

In Louisiana Tech's last outing, Dak Prescott threw for 347 yards in a losing cause against the Bulldogs, 45-20 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to Marshall, Saturday, November 7th
Louisiana Tech at Rice, Friday, October 30th