MTSU Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (+2.5)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-6) will go up against the MTSU Blue Raiders (4-4) at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday. MTSU opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 63.
The MTSU Blue Raiders head into this matchup 4-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Blue Raiders played the UTEP Miners and earned the victory with a final of 24-13. Chase Cunningham went 21/27 with 265 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 196.9 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Frank Peasant led the offense in rushing for the Blue Raiders with 20 totes for 96 yds (4.8 yds per carry). The MTSU Blue Raiders ran the ball a total of 35 different times and had 113 yards, which had them averaging 3.2 yards per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 62 plays which converted into 378 yds. MTSU relinquished 20 pass completions on 35 tries for a total of 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Blue Raiders conceded 101 yards on 34 tries, which is an average of 3.0 yards per rush allowed.
The Blue Raiders have tallied 2,901 total yards for this campaign. With reference to getting in the endzone, MTSU has compiled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 9 different times. MTSU has accounted for 150 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 54 penalties for 480 yds. As a unit they are averaging 106.4 yards on the ground ranking them 114th in college football. In terms of scoring, the MTSU Blue Raiders are averaging 27.5 points per game.
The Blue Raiders rank 89th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 29.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 138.5 yards on the ground per game so far this year. For the season, they have conceded 1,108 running yards through 8 contests. In terms of yards through the air, the Blue Raiders have conceded 2,169 yds which has them ranked 111th in Division 1. They have surrendered 271.1 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 62.6%. For the year, they are conceding 409.6 yards/contest which has them sitting 96th in the nation. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 2-6 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Bulldogs took a loss by a score of 42-34 when they played the FIU Panthers. Landry Lyddy finished the contest with 256 yards on 28/40 passing while his QB rating was 123.8. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.4. Marquis Crosby carried the ball 21 times for 115 yards, finishing the contest with 5.5 yards per attempt for Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech ran the ball for 4.5 yards per attempt, totaling 184 yards on 41 carries. The Bulldogs finished the game with 440 yards while they ran 81 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Bulldogs pass defense gave up a completion rate of 64.6%, relinquishing 321 yds on 31 for 48 passing. Louisiana Tech gave up 26 running attempts for 57 yds (2.2 yards per rush).
In relation to how much they score, the Bulldogs currently rank 54th in the nation with 31.6 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Bulldogs have a total of 2,289 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 286.1 passing yards per contest, which ranks 26th in the country. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs maintain an average of 397.8 yards/game, ranking them 68th in college football. The Louisiana Tech offense has 470 yards of penalties on 52 infractions, ranking them 66th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Louisiana Tech has conceded a total of 1,914 yards via the ground game (239.3 yards per outing) in addition to 21 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have given up 17 touchdowns through the air and 237.0 yards per game, which puts them in 76th in Division 1. The Bulldogs defense has participated in 585 plays, which ranks them 98th in the nation. The Bulldogs are conceding 39.6 points per game, which has them ranked 130th in Division 1. This year, they have surrendered 317 total points.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +2.5
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