North Texas at Louisiana Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Joe Aillet Stadium
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Joe Aillet Stadium is the venue for the game between the North Texas Mean Green and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana Tech as 6 point favorites. The Bulldogs are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Mean Green are 4-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-2-0.
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Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
10/29/17 DL Sid Moore Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/27/17 QB Devlin Isadore Left Team out for season
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 1,456 yards as a unit, which ranks 50th in the nation. They've run 298 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 44 times for 384 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 24th in Division 1 in points scored with 299. They have run 586 plays this year for 3,878 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Mean Green average 6.6 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 178 throws while attempting 280 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He has passed for 2,388 yards this year. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.5.
The Mean Green rush defense has given up 328 attempts for 1,468 yards this season, putting them in 80th place in the country against the run. They have had 40 penalties for 365 yards on defense this year. That places them 41st in Division 1. North Texas is 122nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 303. They have given up a total of 3,583 yards on D, which is 101st in the nation. The Mean Green are 91st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 152 throws on 282 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, ranking them 78th and 102nd in the country. The North Texas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,115 yards in the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have tried 14 field goals this year and made 12, which is 25th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,188 yards on 30 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 102nd in the NCAA in punting average. North Texas is 89th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 84 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 52nd in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 460 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 19 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,422.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 237. They have run 549 plays this season for 3,216 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 5.9 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this year, placing them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Tech has run for 1,233 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in the country. They've run 284 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 35 times for 282 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the nation in penalties. J'Mar Smith has thrown for 1,960 yards this season. He has completed 146 passes on 258 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.1. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisiana Tech is 72nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 221. They have surrendered a total of 3,298 yards on D, which is 80th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 161 passes on 277 attempts against the Louisiana Tech defense this season, placing them 91st and 101st in the country. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,820 yards through the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 294 attempts for 1,478 yards this year, putting them in 83rd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 43 penalties for 321 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Tech is ranked 76th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 103 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 39th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 395 yards on special teams, ranking 92nd in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,714. The Bulldogs have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 14, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Louisiana Tech kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 25 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,487 yards on 39 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 120th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mean Green +6
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