Louisiana Tech at LSU College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Tiger Stadium is the venue for the game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 21.5 point favorites. The Tigers are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0. The Bulldogs are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The LSU Tigers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
08/22/18 QB Elijah Walker Transferred has left team
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
09/04/18 LB K'Lavon Chaisson Leg is out for season
09/03/18 OL Adrian Magee Knee is out indefinitely
08/18/18 WR Drake Davis Legal problems is out indefinitely
08/08/18 LB Tyler Taylor Suspension is out indefinitely
08/04/18 OL Ed Ingram Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 417 yards as a unit, which ranks 90th in the nation. They've run 81 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 10 times for 89 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 75th in Division 1 in points scored with 84. They have run 152 plays this year for 1,053 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.9 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this season, ranking them 95th overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith has completed 43 throws while attempting 66 passes for a completion percentage of 65.2%. He has passed for 589 yards this year. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 151.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 83 attempts for 287 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the country against the run. They have had 13 penalties for 150 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in Division 1. Louisiana Tech is 24th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 43. They have given up a total of 594 yards on D, which is 3rd in the nation. The Bulldogs are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 48 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the country. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 307 yards in the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 86. They have run 193 plays this season for 1,001 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The LSU Tigers average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this year, placing them 98th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground LSU has run for 461 yards as a team, which ranks 86th in the country. They've run 114 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 22 times for 237 yards so far this season, which has them 41st in the nation in penalties. Joe Burrow has thrown for 540 yards this season. He has completed 36 passes on 78 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 117. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
LSU is 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 38. They have surrendered a total of 926 yards on D, which is 42nd in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 54 passes on 97 attempts against the LSU defense this season, placing them 72nd and 80th in the country. The LSU Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 646 yards through the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 113 attempts for 280 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 29 penalties for 241 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 117th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -21.5
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