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Week 6 odds - Bulldogs vs. Miners

Louisiana Tech BulldogsTexas El Paso Miners
1-4October 05, 2013, 07:30 | Sun Bowl1-3


The Miners hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Bulldogs pay a visit to Sun Bowl in Week 6 betting action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Miners are 1-3 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 0-5 on the totals; Texas El Paso is 3-1.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -1.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 92-rated Miners and the No. 51-ranked Bulldogs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 21-18 result in favor of the Miners.

Louisiana Tech was a 35-16 loser in its last match at home against Army. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 51 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jameill Showers handled the Rams defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 365 yards, but Texas El Paso still lost to Colorado State 59-42.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 52-ranked offense (33 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 63 at 25.2 PPG. The Miners passing attack has averaged 214 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (221.4 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's No. 61-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 174.5 yards per game when on the road. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 68 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bulldogs at Miners trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Louisiana Tech is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Louisiana Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Louisiana Tech's last 18 games
Texas El Paso is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games
Texas El Paso is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at North Texas, Saturday, October 19th
Texas El Paso at Tulsa, Saturday, October 12th