Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 68. The Hilltoppers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
08/05/17 DB De'Andre Simmons ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 373 yards as a team, which ranks 54th in college football. They've run 87 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 8 times for 78 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 40th in the nation in points scored with 73. They have run 151 plays this season for 812 yards, which ranks them 70th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.4 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this year, placing them 61st overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 28 passes on 58 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.5. He has thrown for 416 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 73 attempts for 460 yards this year, putting them in 113th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana Tech has committed 13 penalties for 93 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 52nd in college football. They are 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 81. They have surrendered a total of 848 yards on D, which is 87th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 33 passes on 60 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 51st and 59th in Division 1. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 388 yards through the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 8 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 453 yards on 12 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 106th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisiana Tech is ranked 44th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 86 punt return yards and average 21.5 yards per return, which is 8th in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 103 yards on special teams, ranking 65th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 61st in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,001.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hilltoppers are 103rd in the country in points scored with 38. They have run 130 plays this year for 608 yards, which ranks them 48th in Division 1 in total offense. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers average 4.7 yards per play, which is 109th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 34 1st downs this season, ranking them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Kentucky has run for 106 yards as a unit, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 56 times, averaging 1.9 yards per rush as a unit. Western Kentucky has been penalized on offense 14 times for 124 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. Mike White has passed for 502 yards this year. He's completed 48 throws while attempting 74 passes for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 123.6. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Western Kentucky is 50th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 37. They have given up a total of 645 yards on D, which is 54th in D-1. The Hilltoppers are 34th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 43 throws on 73 attempts against the Western Kentucky defense this season, ranking them 90th and 92nd in the nation. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 427 yards in the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 72 attempts for 218 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. The Hilltoppers have had 14 penalties for 160 yards on defense this year. That places them 111th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Western Kentucky is 33rd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 7 punt return yards and average 1.4 yards per return, which is 102nd in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 64 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers average 16 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 679. Western Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 298 yards on 9 punts, averaging 33 yards per punt. That ranks them 121st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Hilltoppers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +5
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