Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic Prediction
Florida Atlantic only scored a single touchdown in its last game, but has scored at least 33 points in four of its seven games this season. Will the Owls offense bounce back and help carve out the over in Friday night's home matchup against Louisiana Tech?
Friday, October 26, 2018
FAU Football Stadium at 6:35PM ET
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According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Owls are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 58 points. As of Wednesday morning, exactly 50 percent of public bets are siding with both Louisiana Tech and Florida Atlantic. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Louisiana Tech sends UTEP to 19th straight loss
The Bulldogs improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play with a 31-24 home victory over hapless UTEP. J'Mar Smith was 17-of-29 through the air with a touchdown, while he also rushed for 22 yards and a score. Jaqwis Dancy paced the rushing attack with 12 carries for 93 yards. Kam McKnight rushed six times for 24 yards and a TD. Teddy Veal made 11 receptions for 103 yards, while Adrian Hardy had a 19-yard TD catch. Darryl Lewis had nine tackles to help lead the defense. Jaylon Ferguson racked up six tackles with 3.5 sacks.
Owls throttled at Marshall
Florida Atlantic dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play with a 31-7 defeat at Marshall. The Owls led 7-3 early in the second quarter before allowing 28 unanswered points. Chris Robison was 18-of-35 through the air for 223 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. Kerrith Whyte Jr. rushed 10 times for 40 yards. Jovon Durante made seven catches for 114 yards. Harrison Bryant added six catches for 59 yards and a TD.
College Football Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the last five Bulldogs conference games. The over is 4-0 in the last four Louisiana Tech games versus a team with a losing record.
The over is 4-1 in the last five Owls games in October. The under is 4-1 in the last five FAU games versus a team with a winning record.
The Florida Atlantic offense was dreadful last game, but should find more success here. But I still find this total to be a bit too high. Neither offense is more than average and Louisiana Tech hasn't seen any of its last four games total more than 56 points. Expect there to be enough defense to keep this firmly under the number.
PREDICTION: LOUISIANA TECH/FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNDER 58