Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana Tech Prediction NCAAF 10/10

Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana Tech Prediction NCAAF 10/10

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Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee: C-USA Preview

The college football world is gearing up for an exciting midweek clash as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs prepare to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in a highly anticipated Conference USA showdown. Scheduled for kickoff at 7:00 PM ET at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium, this matchup promises to provide fans with a thrilling display of gridiron action.

 

Team Analysis

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs enter this game with a season record of 3-4 (2-1 CONF), determined to build on their recent success in conference play. Their journey through the 2023 season has been marked by ups and downs, but they're eager to make a statement in this crucial matchup.

Leading the charge for the Bulldogs is quarterback Jack Turner, who has demonstrated his ability to lead the offense effectively. With 849 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, Turner is a key player to watch in this game. In the rushing department, Tyre Shelton has been a standout performer, accumulating 436 yards on 58 carries with 5 touchdowns. The Bulldogs' offense, averaging 379.3 total yards per game, has the potential to make a significant impact.

On the defensive side, the Bulldogs have shown their ability to disrupt opposing offenses, recording a total of 16 sacks. Players like Luke Reimer and Quinton Newsome play crucial roles in maintaining defensive stability.

 

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Meanwhile, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have faced a challenging start to the 2023 season, currently holding a 1-5 SU (Straight Up) record. Despite their struggles, they remain determined to compete and turn their season around.

Quarterback Nicholas Vattiato has been a bright spot for the Blue Raiders, amassing 1,576 passing yards with 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He is a key component of their high-scoring offense. In the rushing game, Jaiden Credle has contributed with 251 yards on 46 carries.

However, the Blue Raiders' defense has been a concern, allowing an average of 37.2 points per game against FBS opponents. This defensive vulnerability may present an opportunity for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to exploit and potentially cover the spread.

 

Prediction

In this crucial C-USA showdown, the odds favor Middle Tennessee with a -3.0 points spread and an over/under set at 54.5 points. The betting prediction leans towards the Bulldogs covering the +3 points spread.

Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, but Louisiana Tech's competitive spirit and offensive potential could make the difference in this matchup. With the ability to exploit Middle Tennessee's defensive vulnerabilities, the Bulldogs have a solid chance of covering the spread and securing a vital victory.

Expect an intense battle on the field as these two teams vie for supremacy in the Conference USA. It's a game that promises excitement and could go down to the wire.

 

Pick: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +3 -110

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