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College Football Betting Preview: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. UTEP Miners

September 29, 2023


The La Tech Bulldogs and the UTEP Miners will square off on Friday Night at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas!  This game is slated to be broadcast on CBS Sportsnet with a kickoff at 9:00 PM. 

Neither team enters this matchup with a winning record as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs enter this game with a record of 2-3 while the UTEP Miners have a record of 1-4 and are on a three-game losing streak which includes a 28-45 loss at home against the UNLV Rebels. Which team will win this matchup on Friday in week 5 of the college football season? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs enter this game with a record of 2-3 which includes a 14-28 loss on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers while covering the 20.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 4 of the college football season. Louisiana Tech scored 14 points while compiling a total of 338 total yards offensively which included 292 passing yards and 46 rushing yards while allowing a total of 28 points and 419 total yards defensively which included 107 passing yards and 312 rushing yards. Jack Turner led the team in passing, completing 27 of 42 attempts for 292 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 17 yards. Jacob Fields led the team in rushing with six carries for 28 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 38 yards. Cyrus Allen led the team in receiving, catching six of ten targets for 102 yards and a touchdown.

UTEP enters this game with a record of 1-4 following a 28-45 loss at home against the UNLV Rebels while failing to cover the 1-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the college football season. The Miners scored 28 points while compiling a total of 316 total yards offensively which included 225 passing yards and 91 rushing yards while allowing 45 points and 497 total yards defensively which included 190 passing yards and 307 rushing yards. Gavin Hardison led the team in passing, completing 14 of 31 attempts for 225 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions while rushing for two touchdowns. Torrance Burgess Jr. led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 30 yards. Kelly Akharaiyi led the team in receiving, catching four of five targets for 92 yards.

BookMaker has the UTEP Miners listed as 1-point favorites at home against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Friday in week 5 of the college football season. Louisiana Tech has won nine of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while UTEP is 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-3 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, 1-1 ATS as an underdog, and 0-1 ATS in conference games while the UTEP Miners are 1-4 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, 1-2 ATS as a favorite, and 0-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Louisiana Tech enters this game with a better record and has been the dominant team in the series, winning nine of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Bulldogs have won by an average margin of 12.5 points per game over the last ten games in the series which is why I am taking the money line for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at -105 on the road against the UTEP Miners on Friday night in week 5 of the college football season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Money Line (-105)