Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (+3.5)
The Charlotte 49ers (2-9) host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-7) at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday. Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 65.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 3-7 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs played the UTSA Roadrunners and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 51-7. Landry Lyddy finished 14/26 with 138 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 95.7 and finished the game with 2 picks. Charvis Thornton was the best rusher for the Bulldogs with 8 carries for 48 yards (6.0 yds per carry). The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ended up running the ball 31 different times and compiled 112 yds, which had them averaging 3.6 yards per carry. When all was said and done, they had 62 plays which gave them a total of 259 yds. Louisiana Tech allowed 20 pass completions on 30 attempts for a total of 226 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs gave up 258 yards on 41 tries, which is an average of 6.3 yds per run surrendered.
The Bulldogs have earned 3,887 yards in total this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Louisiana Tech has amassed 24 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 22 times. Louisiana Tech has recorded 192 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 69 infractions for 646 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 114.0 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 109th in college football. In terms of putting points on the board, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 30.0 PPG.
The Bulldogs are sitting in 128th in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 39.2 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 5.9 yards per run and 236.6 yards on the ground per game on the year. In total, they have given up 2,366 rushing yards through 10 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Bulldogs have given up 2,348 yards which has them ranked 77th in the nation. They have yielded 234.8 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 56.1%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 471.4 yards per game ranking them 126th in Division 1. They have allowed 19 touchdowns by air and 28 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The 49ers come into this game with a record of 2-9 this season. When they last played, the 49ers took a loss by a final score of 24-14 when they played the MTSU Blue Raiders. Shadrick Byrd carried the rock 14 times for 50 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.6 yds per carry for Charlotte. Chris Reynolds (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 277 yds on 28/49 passing while his QB rate was 114. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.7. Charlotte conceded 34 rushing attempts for 97 yards (2.9 yards per rush). The 49ers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 75.9%, surrendering 203 yds on 22 out of 29 passing. The 49ers ended up finishing with 383 yds while running 79 plays (4.8 yds per play). Charlotte ended up running for 3.5 yards per tote, finishing with 106 yards on 30 attempts.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the 49ers currently sit 91st in the nation by tallying 24.3 points per contest. During this campaign to this point, the 49ers currently sit at 2,984 yards through the air along with holding an average of 271.3 passing yards per outing, which ranks 29th in the country. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 384.6 yards/contest, which ranks them 72nd in the nation. The Charlotte offense has totaled 658 penalty yds on 74 violations, which is good for 22nd in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
The 49ers are surrendering 41.1 points per contest, ranking them 130th in the nation. Charlotte has allowed a total of 2,327 yards on the ground (211.5 yards per contest) as well as 26 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. Overall, they have conceded 452 points in total. They have conceded 28 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 284.5 yards/outing, which has them in 123rd in the nation. The 49ers defense has been on the field for 754 plays, which has them ranked 121st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/49ers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -3.5
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