Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech College Football Picks & Parlay 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Joe Aillet Stadium
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Joe Aillet Stadium is the venue for the game between the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana Tech as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55. The Bulldogs are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0. The Golden Eagles are 5-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-4-0.
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Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
10/15/17 LB Sherrod Ruff Hand "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/21/17 DB Picasso Nelson Jr. Ankle out for season
09/15/17 WR Chase Whitehead Hand out for season
09/07/17 DB Demetrius Market Personal has left team
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have run for 1,136 yards as a unit, which ranks 44th in the nation. They've run 232 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 44 times for 422 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 173. They have run 426 plays this year for 2,678 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 6.3 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 125 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. Keon Howard has completed 43 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 591 yards this year. He averages 8.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.5.
The Golden Eagles rush defense has given up 199 attempts for 651 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 271 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in Division 1. Southern Miss is 26th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 113. They have given up a total of 1,880 yards on D, which is 16th in the nation. The Golden Eagles are 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 185 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, ranking them 24th and 46th in the country. The Southern Miss pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,229 yards in the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 111th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,246 yards on 33 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average. Southern Miss is 71st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 46 punt return yards and average 5.1 yards per return, which is 86th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 348 yards on special teams, which puts them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 21 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,072.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 78th in Division 1 in points scored with 168. They have run 417 plays this season for 2,443 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 5.9 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this year, placing them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Tech has run for 891 yards as a team, which ranks 88th in the country. They've run 212 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 27 times for 227 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the nation in penalties. J'Mar Smith has thrown for 1,529 yards this season. He has completed 114 passes on 198 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.4. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisiana Tech is 63rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 159. They have surrendered a total of 2,373 yards on D, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 122 passes on 207 attempts against the Louisiana Tech defense this season, placing them 78th and 74th in the country. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,332 yards through the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 203 attempts for 1,041 yards this year, putting them in 77th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 32 penalties for 232 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Tech is ranked 83rd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 90 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 27th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 343 yards on special teams, ranking 65th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,876. The Bulldogs have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 12, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Louisiana Tech kickers have made 84% of their extra points, going 16 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,111 yards on 29 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 115th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +3.5 and under 55 total points
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