Florida Atlantic vs. LA Tech - 10/26/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic vs. LA Tech - 10/26/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

LA Tech Bulldogs (5-2) at Florida Atlantic Owls (3-4)

College Football: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm (FAU Stadium)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Florida Atlantic Owls welcome the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to town in CUSA college football action on Saturday.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs held off a determined UTEP squad 31-24 in week eight to improve to 5-2 despite the Miners holding a 356-325 edge in yardage.

Ja’Mar Smith led a short Bulldogs air attack by connecting on 17-29 for 156 yards and a touchdown while running five times for 22 yards with a trip to the end zone.

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Jaqwis Darcy topped Louisiana Tech on the ground with 93 yards on12 touches with Israel Tucker and Kam McKnight combining for 55 yards on 12 tries.

Teddy Veal was the most effective option for the Louisiana Tech offense as he hauled in eleven throws for 103 yards with  five other receivers accounting for six catches.

The Florida Atlantic Owls were monsters in the CUSA a season ago but not so much in 2018-19 after a 31-7 defeat at Marshall in week seven dropped the team to 3-4. Both teams totaled around 355 yards but Florida Atlantic was done in by five turnovers.

Owls quarterback Chris Robison completed 18-35 for 223 yards and a touchdown but it wasn’t a good day with four interceptions.

Kerrith Whyte Jr. led a struggling Florida Atlantic rushing attack with 40 yards on ten carries with Devin Singletary held to just 39 yards on 16 attempts. Jovon Durante was a bright spot in a mistake prone passing game with seven receptions for 114 yards while Harrison Bryant added six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass and over is 4-0 in Louisiana Tech Bulldogs last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Over is 4-0 in Florida Atlantic Owls last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and Florida Atlantic Owls are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. 

Florida Atlantic is not the team they were a season ago but Louisiana Tech is not heads and tails better despite their record. Just saying…

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Mark’s Pick Louisiana Tech +4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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