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UTSA favored by -14 against Louisiana Tech on Saturday

Louisiana Tech BulldogsUTSA Roadrunners
4-7November 30, 2013, 03:30 | Alamodome6-5

The Roadrunners hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Bulldogs pay a visit to Alamodome in Week 14 betting action.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Roadrunners are 6-4-1 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 2-9 against the total, while UTSA is 3-8 versus the number.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UTSA Roadrunners Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Roadrunners sat as -14-point favorites, 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. 73 (Roadrunners) and the No. 88 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 20-17 result in favor of the Roadrunners is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 24-14 loser at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (38) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, UTSA got a 104-yard performance from Evans Okotcha as a key part of its 21-13 win over North Texas.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UTSA's No. 87-ranked offense (25.18 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 59 at 25.91 PPG. The Roadrunners passing attack has averaged 238.64 yards per game, more than the Bulldogs give up through the air (207.09 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 95-rated road run defense, allowing 208.2 yards per game. UTSA, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

A few Bulldogs at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Louisiana Tech's last 11 games
Louisiana Tech is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
UTSA is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games
UTSA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UTSA's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UTSA's last 6 games at home