North Texas Mean Green (0-2) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-1)
North Texas Mean Green vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 9/16/23 – The North Texas Mean Green, currently sitting at 0-2, are set to go head-to-head with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, who have a 2-1 record, in what promises to be an electrifying matchup. Scheduled for Saturday, September 16, at 7:00 PM ET, the game will be held at Joe Aillet Stadium and broadcast on ESP+.
Starting off with North Texas, their offensive strategy often relies on two key players: Oscar Adaway III and Ja’Mori Maclin. Adaway has accumulated 79 rushing yards on 18 attempts, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. His contribution to the team’s rushing attack has been solid, if not spectacular, but it does bring a level of predictability that opponents can prepare for. Maclin, the wide receiver, has been explosive with 183 receiving yards on just 7 receptions. His three touchdowns demonstrate that he can be a significant downfield threat and a red-zone weapon.
Switching focus to Louisiana Tech, they also have their share of key players, particularly Keith Willis Jr. and Smoke Harris. Willis has had an incredible season thus far, rushing for 226 yards on 26 attempts, averaging an impressive 8.7 yards per carry. His speed and agility make him a menace in open space. Smoke Harris, on the other hand, has been more of a consistent contributor, tallying 211 receiving yards on 20 catches. His stats aren’t as flashy, but his reliability and precise route-running should not be underestimated. If you’re looking for the free reliable NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
North Texas Mean Green vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Joe Aillet Stadium|
Stone Earle QB vs. Hank Bachmeier QB
Stone Earle, the quarterback for North Texas, has completed 22 out of 39 passing attempts, accumulating 274 yards. However, a completion rate of 56.4% raises concerns about his accuracy. Earle’s stats reveal a mixed bag: while he has thrown for 4 touchdowns, he has also been intercepted 4 times and sacked 5 times. His decision-making has been questionable, especially under pressure, which is evident from his passer rating of 128.8.
On the flip side, Hank Bachmeier for Louisiana Tech has been more consistent. With a 67.4% completion rate over 95 attempts, he has thrown for 684 yards. His passer rating stands at a decent 134.1, indicating better decision-making and accuracy. Bachmeier’s main issue is that he’s been sacked 10 times, showing some vulnerability when the pocket collapses.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -183, Total Odds: 68.5
Looking at the betting odds, Louisiana Tech are the favorites with a moneyline of -183 and a point spread of -4.5. The total over/under is set at 68.5. Based on these odds and team performances, Louisiana Tech seems to have the edge, although the spread might be closer than the odds indicate.
North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
North Texas has struggled in recent times, failing to cover the spread in 5 of their last 6 games. The team is also 1-5 straight-up in their last 6 games and has a dismal 1-6 record on the road. However, if you’re looking at the total, North Texas tends to go over, doing so in 6 of their last 7 games.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech hasn’t fared much better against the spread, covering only twice in their last 6 games. The team is also 5-12 straight-up in their last 17 games. However, if you’re interested in over/under bets, it’s worth noting that the total has gone over in 14 of their last 19 games, and particularly in 9 of their last 10 home games.
North Texas Mean Green vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Both teams have shown vulnerabilities, but Louisiana Tech seems to have a more consistent offense, especially in their quarterback play. North Texas will have to really step up their game to cover the spread, let alone win. If you’re considering prop bets, keep an eye on the quarterbacks and their ability to handle pressure, as both have been sacked multiple times this season.
For the over/under, given both teams’ recent trends, taking the “Over” at 68.5 seems like a reasonable bet. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Louisiana Tech 38, North Texas 30..