Louisiana Tech at UTSA College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head to Alamodome to play the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana Tech as 11.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Roadrunners are 1-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-2-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 1-4-1 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
10/06/18 RB Jaqwis Dancy Undisclosed is doubtful Saturday vs UAB
08/22/18 QB Elijah Walker Transferred has left team
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
10/03/18 OL Jalyn Galmore Knee is out for season
10/03/18 WR Marquez McNair Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Rice
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 90th in the country in points scored with 141. They have run 363 plays this year for 2,087 yards, which ranks them 61st in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 70th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Tech has run for 784 yards as a unit, which ranks 94th in college football. They've run 180 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 19 times for 164 yards so far this year, which has them 127th in the country in penalties. J'Mar Smith has passed for 1,256 yards this year. He's completed 99 throws while attempting 178 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 126. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana Tech is 57th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 136. They have given up a total of 1,795 yards on D, which is 38th in D-1. The Bulldogs are 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 75 throws on 135 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 11th and 17th in the nation. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 930 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 212 attempts for 865 yards this season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. The Bulldogs have had 26 penalties for 300 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Tech is 129th in the country in punt returns with 1. They've totaled -3 punt return yards and average -3 yards per return, which is 129th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 155 yards on special teams, which puts them 104th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 17 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,239. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 990 yards on 25 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 101st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners have run for 616 yards as a team, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 200 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UTSA Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 34 times for 250 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the country in penalties. They are 115th in the nation in points scored with 119. They have run 402 plays this season for 1,505 yards, which ranks them 115th in Division 1 in total offense. UTSA averages 3.7 yards per play, which is 129th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 94 1st downs this year, placing them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Cordale Grundy averages 4.5 yards per pass attempt and 4.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 93 passes on 177 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 97.5. He has thrown for 799 yards this season.
The UTSA Roadrunners rush defense has allowed 216 attempts for 749 yards this year, putting them in 44th place in D-1 against the run. UTSA has committed 36 penalties for 308 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 66th in college football. They are 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 172. They have surrendered a total of 2,214 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Roadrunners are ranked 94th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 161 attempts against the UTSA defense this season, placing them 68th and 48th in Division 1. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense has also given up a total of 1,465 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTSA Roadrunners have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 6th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. UTSA kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,502 yards on 35 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 45th in Division 1 in punting average. UTSA is ranked 79th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 51 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 272 yards on special teams, ranking 59th in kick return yardage. The UTSA Roadrunners average 19 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,828.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +11.5
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