Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech Odds


RUSTON, LA (The Spread) – An unlikely unbeaten, No. 23 Louisiana Tech, looks to stay that way on Saturday when it hosts No. 22 Texas A&M in a non-conference game at 9PM ET on ESPNU.

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This was a game scheduled for the season opener but was postponed by hurricane weather. Louisiana Tech is 5-0 overall and 2-0 at home while Texas A&M is 4-1 overall and 2-0 on the road. The Bulldogs are 3-1-1 against the spread this season while the Aggies are 3-2 ATS. Texas A&M is 10-0 against Louisiana Tech, with an average margin of victory of 30 points.

Trends show that Texas A&M has covered the spread in its last four meetings with Louisiana Tech, but A&M is just 2-7 ATS in its last 9 road games. Louisiana Tech is 12-3-1 against the spread in its last 16 games after a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Texas A&M is the clear favorite on the road, as the Aggies have odds of -7.5 points at Louisiana Tech. The over/under total has been set at 80 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Texas A&M favored by 6.5 points. The spread reached a peak of 8.5 points during the week before closing at 7.5.

Louisiana Tech is off to a surprising 5-0 start following a 58-31 win over UNLV at home last week. The Bulldogs have yet to face a ranked opponent this year, but have beaten opponents from the Big Ten and ACC. Tech is averaging 53.2 points per game, which ranks third in the nation, but they are also allowing 35.8 points per game, which ranks 109th nationally. Quarterback Colby Cameron has been leading the team this year, as he has thrown for 1,456 yards and 13 TDs.

Texas A&M is 4-1 after a 30-27 win at Ole Miss last week. The Aggies have won four straight since losing 20-17 to Florida at home in the season opener. The Aggies are holding their opponents to just 14.8 points per game right now while the offense is piling up 44.6 points per game. Texas A&M has had good balance on offense, but it is quarterback Johnny Manziel that has been the driving force. He has thrown for 1,285 yards and 11 TDs this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Louisiana Tech running back Tevin King is out for the year with a knee injury. Texas A&M linebacker Steven Jenkins is expected to be out on Saturday due to a suspension.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of +7.5 points at home against Texas A&M.

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