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LA Tech vs Middle Tennessee 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-4) vs. LA Tech Bulldogs (2-6)
November 5, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: LA Tech Bulldogs +2.5 / Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2.5; Over/Under: +64.5
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders do battle Saturday in week 10 C-USA college football action at Joe Aillet Stadium. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to get a game above a .500 record. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to snap a 3-game losing streak.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have won 3 of their last 4 road games. Chase Cunningham is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,057 yards, 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Jaylin Lane and Izaiah Gathings have combined for 1,027 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Yusuf Ali has 33 receptions. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ground game is averaging 106.9 yards per contest, and Frank Peasant leads the way with 458 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Middle Tennessee is allowing 29.3 points and 409.6 yards per game. Teldrick Ross leads the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with 59 tackles, Zaylin Wood has 4.5 sacks and Decorian Patterson has 4 interceptions.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have split their last 8 home games. Parker McNeil is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 1,623 yards, 15 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Tre Harris and Smoke Harris have combined for 1,122 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Griffin Hebert has 20 receptions. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ground game is averaging 113.6 yards per contest, and Marquis Crosby leads the way with 571 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 39.6 points and 476.3 yards per game. Hugh Davis leads the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs with 52 tackles, Jaiden Cole has 3.5 sacks and Willie Roberts has 2 interceptions.

The Blue Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 19-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 conference games. The over is 11-4-1 in Blue Raiders last 16 games on fieldturf. The over is 20-6 in Bulldogs last 26 games overall.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are the better team on paper, and they know how to finish games, but they’re also not world beaters and not a team I’m excited about laying chalk with on the road. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have been competitive in a lot of their recent games and could easily be sitting with a different record. LA Tech also has a top-25 passing attack to give a spotty at best MTSU defense some issues. Give me the points with the Bulldogs, as this game could easily go either way.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: LA Tech Bulldogs +2.5

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