Baylor vs. LA Tech - 9/12/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baylor vs. LA Tech - 9/12/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

LA Tech Bulldogs (0-0) at Baylor Bears (0-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (McLane Stadium)

The Line: Baylor Bears -18.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Baylor Bears meet Saturday in college football action at McLane Stadium.  THIS GAME HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs hope to set this season off with a bang and are coming off a 10-win season last year. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs averaged 32.4 points per game and 436.8 yards while allowing an average of 21.8 points and 377.7 yards per game. Aaron Allen may takeover at quarterback after 75 pass attempts last season and three touchdowns, replacing the highly productive J'Mar Smith. Justin Henderson should be the workhorse again for the Bulldogs offense after a 1,000-yard season and 15 rushing touchdowns. Griffin Hebert and Adrian Hardy return at wiz receiver after more than 1,000 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. As long as Louisiana Tech finds a capable quarterback, this offense can do some serious damage. Defensively, Louisiana Tech lost its top-four tacklers from last year, but Ezekiel Barnett returns after 59 tackles last season, Milton Williams had 5.5 sacks and Ezekiel BarnettTrey Baldwin had one interception. 

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The Baylor Bears are coming off an 11-win season that ended in the Sugar Bowl. The Baylor Bears averaged 33.6 points per game and 421.5 yards while allowing an average of 19.8 points and 360.4 yards per game. Charlie Brewer returns at quarterback after throwing for 3,161 yards and 21 touchdowns while completing 64.5 percent of his passes. John Lovett was Baylors leading rusher with 655 rushing yards and five touchdowns while Tyquan Thornton and R.J. Sneed is a wide receiver duo that combined for more than 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns. The Baylor Bears want to run an even quicker tempo this season and have the pieces in place to be one of the best offensive teams in the country. Defensively, Baylor lost a ton of experience and the bulk of last years contributors, but Terrel Bernard is back after leading Baylor with 112 tackles, Raleigh Texada had 45 tackles and Kalon Barnes had one interception. 

The Bulldogs are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in September and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bears are 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bears last 5 games overall.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are a program that's heading in the right direction and they return a lot of production hat helped them win 10 games last season. I could see LA Tech doing just enough to make this game somewhat competitive. As for betting, I'm leaning toward the over. The Baylor Bears are stacked on the offensive side of the ball once again and they keep talking about how excited they are to run Larry Fedora's up tempo offense. We could see Baylor top this point total by itself if I'm being honest.

Give me the over 55 points.

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