Tuesday College Football Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. North Texas Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00
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Louisiana vs. North Texas Odds

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DENTON, TX (The Spread) – The eighth week of the college football season gets started on Tuesday night with North Texas hosting Louisiana-Lafayette at 9PM ET on ESPN2.

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North Texas is 2-4 overall, 1-1 in the Sun Belt and 1-1 at home. Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 overall, 2-0 in the Sun Belt and 1-1 on the road. The Cajuns are 3-2 against the spread while the Mean Green are 2-4 ATS. Louisiana-Lafayette has won five straight over North Texas.

Trends show that the road team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games of this series while North Texas is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games against Louisiana-Lafayette. These two have hit the over in 4 of the last 5 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisiana-Lafayette is the favorite on the road, as the Ragin’ Cajuns are getting odds of -3.5 points at North Texas. The over/under total has not been set for the contest. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had the Cajuns favored by 4 points. The spread never got any higher than that, closing out at 3.5 points.

Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 on the season following a 41-13 win over Tulane back on Oct. 6. The Ragin’ Cajuns have scored at least 37 points in all four wins, as they average 38 points per game on the season while holding opponents to 24.4 points per game on defense. Lafayette has relied on its run game, which is averaging 190.4 yards per game. Alonzo Harris is leading the way with 374 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season.

North Texas is coming off a 44-21 loss at Houston on Oct. 6. The Mean Green have won just 1 of their last 4 games. On the year, North Texas is allowing just 25.8 points per game on defense, but the offense is 109th in the nation, scoring only 19.5 points per game. The offense has been led this year by quarterback Derek Thompson, who has thrown for 1,235 yards and 6 TDs.

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In terms of Injuries, North Texas tight end Marcus Smith will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury while tight end Andrew Power is probable to play. Louisiana-Lafayette has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin’ Cajuns are getting 81% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points at North Texas on Tuesday night.

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