FIU vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction
Will Louisiana Tech be able to pick up a two-score win over Florida International when the two meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
307 Florida International vs. 308 Louisiana Tech
Friday, September 20, 2019
8PM ET – Joe Aillet Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Louisiana Tech is favored at home in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -7 points against FIU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 51.5 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Florida International on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tech trying to heat up
Louisiana Tech is off to a 2-1 start to the season after back-to-back wins over Grambling and Bowling Green. The Bulldogs opened their season with a loss at Texas. They are 1-2 against the spread on the year while going 2-1 with the under.
Tech has been winning largely with defense, allowing just 22 points and 399.7 yards per game. The Bulldogs are putting up 23 points and 418.7 yards per contest. Quarterback J’Mar Smith has thrown or 818 yards and five touchdowns to lead this team in 2019. The Bulldogs have four receivers with over 115 yards. Griffin Hebert has 10 catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Henderson is the leading rusher with 136 yards and a score. Amik Robertson is leading the defense with 19 tackles four pass deflections and an interception.
FIU looking for win streak
After losing its first two games of the year to Tulane and Western Kentucky, FIU was able to get its first win last weekend, 30-17 over New Hampshire. The Panthers have failed to cover the spread in all three games while going 2-1 with the under.
Florida International has struggled to find much offense so far this season. The Panthers are putting up 19.3 points and 307 yards per game. They are pretty weak with the passing game, averaging just 133 yards per game. Defensively, FIU is giving up 26.3 points and 418 yards per game, including nearly 200 rushing yards per contest. Quarterback James Morgan has been leading the team with 233 passing yards, but he has an ankle injury that has him questionable to play this Friday. Kaylan Wiggins has thrown for 168 yards in his place. Wiggins also has 212 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 1-5 against the spread in its last six home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on fieldturf.
The Panthers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and 5-0 ATS in their last five against a winning team.
Louisiana Tech has won the last three against FIU, winning each by double digits. This game is likely to feature some ugly football, as neither offense is terribly impressive. Going on the road isn’t going to help the FIU offense and I think that will allow Tech to cover this spread. The Bulldogs got some momentum on offense last week against Bowling Green and I think they can turn that into something more this week.
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