The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs aim for their second straight road victory when they visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in a Conference USA contest on Tuesday. Louisiana Tech (3-4, 2-1) lost its first two games away from home this season before recording a 24-10 triumph at UTEP on Sept. 29. MTSU (1-5, 0-2) has lost back-to-back contests on its own field — and three in a row overall — since defeating Murray State 35-14 on Sept. 16 in its home opener.
Kickoff at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn. is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Blue Raiders are 3-point favorites in the latest Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 54.5. Before making any Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on MTSU vs. Louisiana Tech and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Louisiana Tech vs. MTSU:
- Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech spread: Blue Raiders -3
- Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech over/under: 54.5 points
- Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech money line: Blue Raiders -157, Bulldogs +131
- MTSU: The Blue Raiders are 1-5 against the spread this season
- LT: The Under has hit in five of the Bulldogs’ last seven road games
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Why Middle Tennessee can cover
The Blue Raiders are hoping for another strong performance from quarterback Nicholas Vattiato, who set a career high with 408 passing yards in last week’s 45-30 loss to Jacksonville State. With that effort, the redshirt sophomore became just the seventh player in school history to throw for 400 yards and first since Brent Stockstill amassed 407 on Sept. 8, 2018 against UT Martin. Vattiato has eclipsed the 200-yard mark nine times in 14 career games.
Vattiato threw a pair of touchdown passes in last Wednesday’s defeat to Elijah Metcalf, who leads MTSU with three scoring catches after recording only two in 17 games over his first two seasons. The redshirt sophomore wideout, who finished with a career-high 115 receiving yards, also tops the Blue Raiders with 31 receptions and 350 yards. Redshirt junior Justin Olson hit the century mark against Jacksonville State as well, hauling in nine passes for a personal-best 124 yards, while junior Holden Willis gained 97 yards on four receptions. See which team to pick here.
Why Louisiana Tech can cover
The Bulldogs made a furious comeback attempt in last week’s 35-28 loss to Western Kentucky but came up short after trailing by 28 points at halftime. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jack Turner threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the third quarter while Tyre Shelton recorded his second rushing score of the game in the fourth. A senior in his first year with Louisiana Tech after transferring from Miami (Ohio), Shelton has had at least one TD run in each of his four contests this season and rushed for more than 100 yards in three straight after gaining 118 on 21 carries last Thursday.
Wide receiver Smoke Harris is coming off his second 100-yard performance of the campaign as he made 11 catches for 117 yards against Western Kentucky. The redshirt senior reached the century mark just once in 12 contests last year. Harris is third in program history with 273 career receptions and has hauled in a pass in 39 consecutive games. See which team to pick here.
How to make Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 52 points. The model also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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