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UTEP vs. LA Tech - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LA Tech Bulldogs (4-6) at UTEP Miners (0-10)

College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Sun Bowl)

The Line: UTEP Miners +17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Down at the Sun Bowl in El Paso on Saturday, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the UTEP Miners are meeting up in college football action. 

Louisiana Tech enters this game with a 4-6 record so far. The Bulldogs have lost four of their last five against UAB, Southern Miss, North Texas and FAU. In that FAU game, Louisiana Tech QB J’Mar Smith put up 326 yards with one TD. 

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UTEP vs. LA Tech - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction


So far this year, Smith has 2454 yards with 11 TDs and four INTs, while Boston Scott leads the Bulldogs with 665 yards and seven TDs from 121 rushes. Teddy Veal is the lead Louisiana Tech receiver with 745 yards and four TDs off 62 receptions. 

Over on the UTEP side, they’re sitting at 0-8 this year. The Miners have lost to Southern Miss, UTSA, Middle Tennessee and North Texas in their last four games. In that North Texas game, UTEP QB Zack Greenlee put up 109 yards and one INT on the day. 

This year so far, Greenlee has 652 yards with three scores and four INTs, while Quadric Wadley is the top UTEP rusher on 277 yards and one TD from 58 carries. Tyler Batson is the leading Miners receiver with 17 catches for 222 yards and one TD. 

Louisiana Tech is 5-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. The Bulldogs are also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games. 

Meanwhile, the Miners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games in November. UTEP is also 1-4-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. 

Louisiana Tech has put up 46 points over their last two games, and allowed 72 on the other side. That’s been a running trend for the Bulldogs this year, especially in the losses. The good news for Louisiana Tech is that UTEP is even worse with their scoring discrepancy, and has put up more than 16 points in a game just once this year. Louisiana Tech shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble covering here.

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