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South Alabama Jaguars Visit LA Tech Bulldogs in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

The LA Tech Bulldogs will do battle with the visiting South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -13.5 for the LA Tech Bulldogs . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 36-25 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

South Alabama Jaguars vs LA Tech Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

LA Tech will face the 1-3 South Alabama Jaguars, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the LA Tech Bulldogs are 2-2 so far this season while the Jaguars are 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LA Tech vs South Alabama injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the LA Tech Bulldogs rated this week at No. 36 and the South Alabama Jaguars sitting at No. 109.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the LA Tech Bulldogs No. 79-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a South Alabama Jaguars defense that ranks No. 95 at 30 PPG. The LA Tech Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 256.5 yards per game, less than the South Alabama Jaguars give up through the air (286 YPG on average).

Defensively, the South Alabama Jaguars feature the league's No. 34-rated road run defense, allowing 102 yards per game. LA Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 66 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Xavier Johnson ran through the Idaho defense for 155 yards in South Alabama's last game, but the Jaguars still lost a 29-23 decision at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

Teddy Veal was good for 110 receiving yards in the Bulldogs's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 17-16 to the Bulldogs.

Betting Trends
  • South Alabama is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • South Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • South Alabama is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Louisiana Tech's last 13 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama at Troy, Wednesday, October 11th
LA Tech at UAB, Saturday, October 7th