Louisiana Tech at SMU Frisco Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Toyota Stadium is the venue for the game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 5 point favorites. The Mustangs are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-5-0. The Bulldogs are 6-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-6-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 6-6-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
12/03/17 LB Brandon Durman Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs SMU
12/03/17 WR Marcus Gaines Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs SMU
11/01/17 WR Alfred Smith Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 OL Drew Melancon Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 CB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 DB Michael Sam Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 DB Reggie Cleveland Undisclosed is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/04/17 WR James Proche Hamstring is "?" Wednesday vs Louisiana Tech
12/04/17 DB Jordan Wyatt Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Louisiana Tech
12/03/17 S Mikial Onu Concussion left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Louisiana Tech
12/03/17 OL Nick Natour Leg is "?" Wednesday vs Louisiana Tech
11/03/17 DL Dimarya Mixon Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 2,101 yards as a unit, which ranks 53rd in the nation. They've run 457 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 56 times for 478 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 62nd in Division 1 in points scored with 346. They have run 850 plays this year for 4,882 yards, which ranks them 66th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 263 1st downs this season, ranking them 45th overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith has completed 214 throws while attempting 386 passes for a completion percentage of 55.4%. He has passed for 2,758 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 448 attempts for 2,149 yards this season, putting them in 76th place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 502 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in Division 1. Louisiana Tech is 62nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 320. They have given up a total of 4,753 yards on D, which is 64th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 220 throws on 373 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 64th and 65th in the country. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,604 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have tried 29 field goals this year and made 22, which is 5th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 76%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 37 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,934 yards on 52 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 126th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Tech is 88th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 94 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 76th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 563 yards on special teams, which puts them 104th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,538.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs are 10th in Division 1 in points scored with 482. They have run 898 plays this season for 5,929 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The SMU Mustangs average 6.6 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 292 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 2,233 yards as a team, which ranks 47th in the country. They've run 445 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 78 times for 734 yards so far this season, which has them 48th in the nation in penalties. Ben Hicks has thrown for 3,442 yards this season. He has completed 257 passes on 438 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.7. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw.
SMU is 111th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 426. They have surrendered a total of 5,840 yards on D, which is 121st in Division 1. The Mustangs are ranked 123rd in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opposing offenses have completed 232 passes on 367 attempts against the SMU defense this season, placing them 82nd and 59th in the country. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also given up a total of 3,281 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 508 attempts for 2,560 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. The Mustangs have committed 89 penalties for 808 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 114th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is ranked 120th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 121st in college football. They have returned 38 kicks for 751 yards on special teams, ranking 53rd in kick return yardage. The SMU Mustangs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,707. The Mustangs have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 64th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. SMU kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 56 for 62 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,160 yards on 53 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mustangs -5
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