LA Tech vs. Arkansas Prediction

College Football Predictions Week 1 Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas 9/1/16

Arkansas is heavily favored over Louisiana Tech on Saturday but will the Razorbacks cover the number?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Razorbacks are 26-point home favorites over the Bulldogs while the over/under currently sits at 52 points. Arkansas opened as a 22-point favorite before the number jumped four full points, while the over/under opened at 54 before dropping two points.

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In all lined games last season, LA Tech finished with a 7-6 record against the spread, covering by an average margin of +0.1 points per game. As an underdog, which is what they'll be at 4:05PM ET on Sunday at Arkansas, the Bulldogs were 1-1 against the spread and were 2-4 against the spread as a road team in 2015.

After a rough start to the season, Arkansas wound up being a trustworthy play throughout 2015 for bettors. The Razorbacks went 8-5 against the spread in their 13 lined games last season, covering by an average margin of +0.7 points per game. As a favorite they were 4-4 against the number and as a home team they went 3-3 at the betting window.

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OUR EARLY PICK: The Razorbacks have generally struggled to cover in the month of September. In their last 37 games in the first month of the season, Arkansas covered in just 12 of those contests. As for the Bulldogs, they're 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games and have covered in five of their last six meetings versus the SEC as well. While LA Tech is in rebuild mode, the Bulldogs still return some of Conference USA's best players in receivers Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson, as well as safety Xavier Woods.

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