The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and No. 6 Lsu Tigers are ready to face off on the grass at Tiger Stadium. The game is scheduled to get going at 7:00 p.m. ET and ESPNU will televise the action.
Betting Preview: LSU Tigers vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
This Saturday game shows the Bulldogs as a noticeable dogs and they’re currently getting 20 points. If they are wanting to play the moneyline, gamblers would currently have to wager $1,800 in order to win $100 back on the Tigers (-1800). The Bulldogs are getting +900 moneyline odds. Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 51.5 points, and if one side can find paydirt early on, it will likely result in a reasonable betting opportunity in-game.
Square bettors are hammering the Bulldogs, as the line opened at -22. The game’s total hasn’t changed after it was set initially at 51.5.
The Bulldogs are 1-1 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 1.0 unit so far in 2018. The team’s posted an O/U record of 2-0.
The surprising Tigers are up 4.3 units this season. They’re 2-1 ATS and have an O/U record of 1-2.
The Bulldogs have gone 2-0 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Tigers are 3-0 SU.
The Bulldogs are hoping to remain undefeated following a 54-17 victory over Southern University on September 8. the Bulldogs completed 27-of-42 passes for 427 yards and three touchdowns. J’mar Smith went 24-for-37 for 380 yards and two touchdowns while Aaron Allen completed three-of-five for 47 yards and one touchdown. Justin Henderson (55 rushing yards on nine attempts) spearheaded the running attack in the win while Rhashid Bonnette (seven receptions, 103 yards, one TD) and Adrian Hardy (six catches, 111 yards) manned the receiving duties.
LSU just earned a 22-21 win over Auburn. The defense allowed the Tigers to rush for 130 yards on 38 attempts, including two rush TDs. JaTarvious Whitlow had a good outing in the defeat, recording 104 rushing yards and a score on 22 attempts for Auburn. For LSU, Joe Burrow completed 15-of-34 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown. Nick Brossette (69 rushing yards on 19 attempts) and the signal-caller Burrow (22 yards on 10 carries) led the ground game in the win while Justin Jefferson (five receptions, 97 yards) and Dee Anderson (three catches, 41 yards) led the pass-catching corps.
Louisiana Tech’s run the ball on 53.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while LSU has a rush percentage of 59.9 percent. The Bulldogs have run for 208.5 yards/game and have six scores via handoffs this year. The Tigers are totaling 153.7 rush yards per game and have five total rushing TDs.
The Bulldogs offense has logged 318.0 yards per game in the air overall and has five passing TDs so far. The Tigers have put up 180.0 pass yards per outing and have three total pass scores.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech appears to have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has let opponents rush for an average of 143.5 yards and pass for 153.5 yards per game. The LSU defense has allowed 215.3 yards per game to opposing passers and 92.7 yards per game on the ground. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to opponents, as the Bulldogs have given up an ANY/A of 3.95 to opposing QBs, while the Tigers are allowing an ANY/A of 3.49.
Passing-wise, Smith is up to 380 yards on the year, and has connected on 24-of-37 attempts with two passing scores and has yet to throw an interception. He has a 10.89 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 7.27 over the past two outings.
In the home locker room, Joe Burrow has managed to complete 26-of-58 passes for 389 yards, one TD and zero INTs. Burrow’s ANY/A sits at 6.62 for the year and 7.84 over his past two games.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Bedding Prediction
SU Winner: LSU, ATS Winner: LSU, O/U: Over