Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas College Football Pick

Monday, September 8, 2014 1:51 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 8, 2014 1:51 PM UTC

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have demonstrated the ability to be more balanced offensively this season, which provides them value against the North Texas Mean Green Thursday night.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=21834" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Life On the Road</strong><br /> Louisiana Tech will play its third consecutive road game to start the season, as it comes off a 48-20 victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns as 16-point road <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/college-football/news/finding-betting-value-college-football-s-biggest-underdogs-a-48525/" target="_blank" title="Finding Betting Value in College Football's Biggest Underdogs">underdogs</a>, while going OVER the betting total for a second straight affair.</p> <p>The Bulldogs have compiled a 6-11 SU record in non-Saturday games since moving to the Division I level in 1989, which is important to consider when making your Week 3 college football picks, but only five of those have been played since 1995.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 8-6 SUATS on the road, with the OVER going 9-5 in that situation.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Deep in the Heart of Texas</strong><br /> North Texas won’t travel outside the Lone Star State until Oct. 4, as it looks to build off a 43-6 victory over the SMU Mustangs as 2.5-point home favorites last week, while going OVER the betting total of 45.</p> <p>The Mean Green have forced at least one turnover in 18 consecutive games, which can’t be ignored when looking over the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" target="_blank" title="College Football Odds">college football odds</a>, but the Bulldogs have committed just a single turnover in their first two contests.</p> <p>Since 2012, the squad is 2-0 SUATS as home favorites of 3.5 to 7 points, with both games going UNDER the total.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Solid Play Out of Sokol</strong><br /> Entering the season, Bulldogs’ signal-callers had played a combined nine games throughout their careers, but Iowa Hawkeyes transfer Cody Sokol has played solid in the early going.</p> <p>In making his second career start, Sokol set a career-high in passing yards with 295, and tied his career-high with 22 completions.</p> <p>Louisiana Tech has a chance to be dynamic offensively if his strong play continues, especially with junior Kenneth Dixon in the backfield, who comes off recording his eighth carer game with multiple rushing touchdowns.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Still a Lot of Question Marks</strong><br /> The Mean Green gained 353 yards of total offense <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-under-north-texas-vs-texas-college-football-pick/48258/" target="_blank" title="Revisit our prediction for North Texas vs. Texas College Football">against the Mustangs</a>, which was a huge improvement in comparison to their 94 yards in that statistical category in a 38-7 loss to the Texas Longhorns as 20.5-point road underdogs in Week 1.</p> <p>It’s important to point out that North Texas is replacing its leading passer and rusher from a year ago, which means the unit will need some time to put things together.</p> <p>There’s no question that the school benefited greatly in causing five turnovers last week, but starting quarterback Josh Greer has still only completed 11 of 23 passes for 94 yards this season.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers back the Bulldogs as one of their Week 3 <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Free College Football Picks">college football picks</a>, as they’ve covered the number in 16 of their last 22 road games.<br /> <strong>Free MLB Pick</strong>:  Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +7 at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Visit 5Dimes, an A+ rated sportsbook">5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":293831, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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