The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (-10) are set to face off against the Bowling Green Falcons at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. ESPN+ has the TV rights and the game is scheduled to get going at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Louisiana Tech vs. Bowling Green Betting Odds 9/14/2019
The line for this game is placed at 10 points in favor of Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs are currently receiving -400 moneyline odds while choosing the big underdog Falcons could get you a 3X payout at +300. The over/under has been set at 55.5 points, and if one school catches a lucky break early, it’ll probably create a decent betting opportunity in-game.
This game’s line opened at 9.5. The over/under has yet to move since it was initially set at 55.5.
The Bulldogs are 1-1 straight up (SU) while the Falcons are also 1-1 SU. The Bulldogs are 0-2 against the spread (ATS) and are down 1.0 unit so far. The team has posted an O/U record of 1-1.
The Falcons have gained 0.0 units this season. The team is 1-1 ATS and has an O/U record of 0-2.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 20-14 win over Grambling State last week. The Bulldogs defense allowed the Tigers to rush for 216 yards on 51 attempts, along with one rushing TD. Offensively, J’mar Smith completed 17-of-25 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown. Israel Tucker (71 yards on 16 rush attempts) spearheaded the ground attack. Cee Jay Powell (four receptions, 57 yards) and Griffin Hebert (three catches, 68 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties in the win.
Bowling Green were just blanked 52-0 by Kansas State. As a group, the Falcons collectively completed 11-of-24 passes for 79 yards. Darius Wade went eight-for-19 for 79 yards while Grant Loy was three-of-five for zero yards. Davon Jones (47 yards on eight rush attempts) mounted the running game as Denley (three receptions, 23 yards) and Christian Sims (two catches, four yards) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.
Louisiana Tech has run the ball on 45.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Bowling Green has a rush percentage of 57.2 percent. The Bulldogs have produced 122 rush yards per game and have only one score on the ground this year. The Falcons are logging 194 rushing yards per contest and have two total rush TDs.
It appears that the Falcons ought to have the edge in terms of effectiveness in the ground game. Their running backs has generated 4.7 yards per carry while their defense is allowing a YPC of 4.3 to opponents. The Bulldogs have rushed for 3.6 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 4.6 to opponents.
The Bulldogs have averaged 280 yards through the air overall and have three passing TD so far. The Falcons have recorded 187 pass yards per outing and have four total pass scores.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech has let opponents rush for an average of 185 yards and throw for 270 yards per game. Bowling Green has allowed 189.5 yards per game on the ground and 106 to opponents in the air. The Falcons are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 6 to opposing QBs, while the Bulldogs have given up a 7.15 ANY/A.
Wade has put up 79 yards, zero TDs and zero INTs for Bowling Green. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at a minuscule 3.40 for the year and 7.13 over his past two outings. In the other huddle, Smith has put up 220 passing yards on the year, and has connected on 17-of-25 attempts with one passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Smith has a 9.19 ANY/A for the year, although that number is 7.17 over the last two games.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Bowling Green Falcons Free NCAA Betting Tip
SU Winner – Bowling Green, ATS Winner – Bowling Green, O/U – Under
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The Bowling Green defensive unit has tallied six sacks on the year while Louisiana Tech has four.
Each offense has lost one fumble this season.
The Bulldogs offense has tallied two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Falcons have put up zero such plays.
Both defenses have allowed zero pass plays of 40 or more yards. The Louisiana Tech defense has given up zero pass plays of 30+ yards while Bowling Green has given up one such plays.
Both defenses have produced one rushing play of 20+ yards. The Louisiana Tech offense has recorded six running plays of 10+ yards while Bowling Green has accounted for 12 such plays.
The Bulldogs defense has allowed zero rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Falcons have given up two such runs.