Louisiana-Monroe vs. Texas State - 9/19/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Monroe vs. Texas State - 9/19/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Texas State Bobcats (0-2) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-1)

College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm (JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium)

The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 60 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas State Bobcats and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks meet in Sun Belt conference college football action from JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium on Saturday.

The Texas State Bobcats will look to bounce back from an 0-2 start to the year after a double-overtime 51-48 loss to UTSA last time out. Tyler Vitt has thrown for 346 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions while Brady McBride has 227 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Brock Sturges has 164 rushing yards with 2 TDs and Calvin Hill has 150 rushing yards and a score this year. Jah’Marae Sheread has 99 receiving yards while Sturges has 87 receiving yards. Marcell Barbee has two receiving TDs and Jeremiah Haydel has a team-high 9 receptions this season. Defensively, Jarron Morris leads the way with 15 total tackles, including a team-high 13 solo tackles.

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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will look to rebound after a 37-7 loss to Army last time out. Colby Suits threw for 148 yards and a touchdown on 14 of 19 passing while Josh Johnson led the Warhawks on the ground with 38 rushing yards on 12 carries. Josh Pederson led ULM in receiving with 5 grabs for 56 yards while Jahquari Bloomfield’s lone reception went for 54 yards and Malik Jackson had the lone touchdown catch for Louisiana-Monroe. Defensively, Traveion Webster led the Warhawks with 11 total tackles including 5 solo tackles while Austin Hawley and Jabari Johnson each had 9 total tackles with Keilos Swinney having a team-high 4 sacks.

Head-to-head, the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two. Texas State is 4-10-1 against the spread in theirt last 15 games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. ULM is 3-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 6-18 against the spread following a loss, and 0-6 against the spread after scoring less than 20 points their previous game. 

This for sure is not a game I’m going out of my way to bet, but with that said, these are two teams that don’t like to play much defense so the over is going to be worth a look. As far as a side is concerned, while I’m not overly fond of laying points on the road between two bad teams, the Texas State has played SMU tough and went shot for shot with UTSA before falling short while ULM had the loss to Army and that’s all we’ve seen so far. ULM doesn’t have the reputation of playing defense like I mentioned before though, so with a low line, I think laying the points with battle-tested Texas State is where I lean here.

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Chris’s Pick Over 60 / Texas State -1.5

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