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Louisiana Tech 2018 Betting Odds
- To win the National Title: +750000
- To win the C-USA: +700
- Win Total: 7 (over -120, under -110)
All lines taken from 5Dimes on Aug. 9. Always shop for the best line.
Louisiana Tech 2018 Schedule, Betting Odds
The Action Network Projected Wins: 6.7
Bet To Watch
Louisiana Tech Under 7 wins (-110)
Louisiana Tech contends for Conference USA’s West division yearly, and 2018 should be no different. But can the Bulldogs actually win it?
There were plenty of ups and downs as the Bulldogs became a bettor’s favorite play late in the 2017 season. A 1-4 record in games decided by at least a touchdown early in the year gave credence to the feeling a breakout was coming. Tech then covered its final two games before a 51-10 blowout of SMU in the Frisco Bowl.
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Last year was considered a “rebuilding” season for Skip Holtz, and the Bulldogs rank 26th overall in returning production in 2018. There should be improvement for a mediocre offense (57th ranked in S&P+) by Tech’s standards and defense (59th in points per game allowed). Hopefully there won’t be any negative 87-yard fumbles this season.
The schedule is the determining factor for this win total bet. Two SEC teams (Mississippi State and LSU) and trips to Florida Atlantic and North Texas could be four losses. The Bulldogs are favored in eight games, but three will be by a touchdown or less on the road. Louisiana Tech Under 7 wins (-110) is the play, and I’m not betting the Bulldogs to win the West.
What else you need to know about Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech is 10-3 against the spread as a road underdog since 2014. That situation will apply at LSU, North Texas, Florida Atlantic and Mississippi State. Tech catches Mississippi State on Nov. 3 in a conference sandwich spot. It will be coming off Texas A&M and could be looking ahead to Alabama on Nov. 10. Look for Louisiana Tech +24 or better.