College Football Picks: With no Listed Injuries, Bet Texas State Against UL-Monroe

David Lawrence

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:26 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 4:26 PM UTC

Early week college football is always a treat. We’ll see college action on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. Here’s our look at the ULM-Texas State content & college football pick.

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks got smashed by Arkansas State, 59-21. On the weekend, the size of the defeat was large enough to make the school opt for a change in leadership. Coach Todd Berry, who had been with the school several seasons, was fired. This is the latest FBS coaching job to come open. ULM will try to manage in this game with an interim head coach and see if anyone on the staff can generate momentum heading into next season.

Texas State is not in a fundamentally better position. The Bobcats lost a 41-19 game to 3-6 Georgia State over the weekend. It’s been a rough season for TSU, which simply hasn’t been able to get anything going. Getting bombed at home by a bad team is a clear indication that things have not been going according to plan for the relatively new member of the FBS. It joined just a few seasons ago.


Line Moves
The line is such that Texas State has moved to a 6.5-point favorite from an original spot as a 4.5-point favorite. Bettors know that with the ULM coaching change, the Warhawks are likely to be disorganized and probably a little depressed, especially with the short week of preparation. That’s a big key. If this game was on Saturday, perhaps the thought process would have been different, but it’s not. This is very little time for a team to try to make sense of what has happened. It must play this game on the road and travel on Wednesday. It’s not a good situation for ULM, and bettors know it.


Notable Injuries
Louisiana-Monroe has dismissed safety Justin Backus from the team. Wide receiver Tre Perrier left the team. Wide receiver R.J. Turner is out for the season with a lower body injury. The team does not specify the body areas for injuries, so they won’t be mentioned here.

Offensive lineman Brady Wilcutt is questionable. Offensive lineman Brandon Bridgers is questionable. Defensive back Ferrando Joseph is questionable. Offensive lineman Frank Sutton, Jr. is questionable. Defensive back Junior Williams is questionable. Linebacker Cody Robinson is questionable. Offensive lineman Chase Regian is questionable. Quarterback Brayle Brown is out for the season. Defensive lineman Jacob Tyson is expected to miss the season. Quarterback Frank Maxwell IV is out for the season. Running back Nathan Meadors, Jr. is out for the season. Quarterback Daniel Fitzwater is out for the season. Wide receiver Tyler Cain is out for the season.

Texas State has no listed injuries.


Handicapping The Game
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are in trouble… and the Texas State Bobcats are 2-7. Neither one of these teams is in very good shape. They are both limping to the end of their seasons, although for one team, it’s a lot more literal than the other, as you’ll see in the injury report below. The bottom half of the Sun Belt won’t get a lot of national recognition in college football, but this game on Thursday could offer a very good opportunity to bettors who are looking for a good value play on the college football odds.

The fact that Texas State has no listed injuries is a big reason to take the Bobcats. The ULM coaching change is the other. Take Texas State with your college football picks.

College Football Pick: Texas State -6.5 at BetOnline

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