Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Pick

Time: 8 PM EST Thursday September 10, 2015, FOXS1
Venue: L.T. Smith Stadium Bowling Green, KY
Last Game: Louisiana Tech beat Southern 62-15 and Western Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 14-12.

This season Western Kentucky is 0-0 at home and Louisiana Tech is 0-0 on the road.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Western Kentucky -2
Over/Under Total Line: OFF
Moneyline: OFF

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 1-0 SU 1-0 ATS
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: 1-0 SU 1-0 ATS

Key Betting Trends
  • LT is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games.
  • LT is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
  • LT has an Over record of 9-4-1 in their last 14 games.
  • WKU is 8-5 ATS in their last 13 games.
  • WKU is 3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
  • WKU has an Over record of 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 69.78
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: 69.00

Additional Handicapping Angles

In Louisiana Tech's opening blowout of Southern QB Jeff Driskel threw 4 TD's passes and ran for one as well.

Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty led all FBS players in passing yards and TD last season, but in the opening game facing Vanderbilt he only passed for 209 yards with 1 TD.

Last season at Louisiana Tech the Bulldogs crushed the Hilltoppers winning 59-0.

Key Player Injuries


[OL] 08/13/2015 - Matt Nord out indefinitely ( Foot )
[RB] 09/01/2015 - Anthony Wales out indefinitely ( Knee )
[OL] 09/06/2015 - Joe Manley "?" Thursday vs. Louisiana Tech ( Foot )
[OL] 09/06/2015 - Brandon Ray "?" Thursday vs. Louisiana Tech ( Disciplinary )
[LB] 09/06/2015 - Dejon Brown "?" Thursday vs. Louisiana Tech ( Knee )
[WR] 09/06/2015 - Jared Dangerfield "?" Thursday vs. Louisiana Tech ( Undisclosed )

Next Game
Louisiana Tech @ Kansas State
Western Kentucky @ Indiana

Free Point Spread Prediction

We'll side with the road team Bulldogs. They have the far superior offense in this game and we just don't see how the Hilltoppers will keep up.

Game Pick: Take the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +2 at Bovada and get a nice bonus to start of the football betting season.



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