Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-8) vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-3)
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 11/18/23 – Today’s NCAAF Team Insights are heating up with college football season in Week 12. This will feature an intriguing matchup between Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Jacksonville State Gamecocks that is bound to produce exciting performances on both sides of the ball. While Louisiana Tech is having a rough year so far with a 3-8 record, Jacksonville State is enjoying success at 7-3.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have endured a difficult season, finishing 3-8 with an inconsistent offensive and defensive performance. Hank Bachmeier has been their primary offensive weapon while Tyre Shelton’s impressive 541 yard total on just 89 attempts averages an impressive 6.1 average yards per carry and five end zone touchdowns make him a key piece in Louisiana Tech’s ground game. Smoke Harris is their top wide receiver with 74 receptions totalling 735 yards for eight receiving touchdowns – both figures exceeding expectations!
Jacksonville State Gamecocks have enjoyed an outstanding season so far, currently sitting at 7-3. Their offense has shown consistency while their defense has shown some promise at times. Quarterback Zion Webb has led the charge, while running back Malik Jackson has been their workhorse accumulating 624 yards on 116 attempts at an average 5.4 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns. Wide receiver Perry Carter has provided deep threats with 25 receptions totaling 443 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 11/18/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium|
Hank Bachmeie QB vs. Zion Webb QB
Hank Bachmeier will lead the Bulldogs against Zion Webb of the Gamecocks. Bachmeier has shown great skill at moving the ball efficiently through the air with an impressive completion percentage and decent passer rating; despite that he has faced considerable pressure from opposing defenses leading to several sacks and lost yardage resulting in quick decisions and finding playmakers like Tyre Shelton and Smoke Harris in order to create scoring opportunities.
Zion Webb brings an entirely different skill set to Jacksonville State’s offense than Bachmeier does. Though his completion percentage may not match up, his mobility allows him to extend plays with his legs and make plays on the run – creating challenges for Louisiana Tech’s defense who must contain him both as a passer and rusher; making designed runs or rollouts useful ways for taking advantage of Webb’s athleticism.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -360, Total Odds: 54.5
The current betting odds for this matchup favor the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, who are listed as 8.5-point favorites with a moneyline of -360. The total over/under for the game is set at 54.5 points. These odds suggest that the sportsbooks expect Jacksonville State to win this game comfortably, and the total points scored by both teams are anticipated to be around 54.5.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have struggled in both head-to-head matchups and against the spread, failing to win any of their last five outright contests and finishing winless in five ATS matchups in recent months. Furthermore, Louisiana Tech has had difficulty on the road as evidenced by a subpar 1-18 record over 19 away games this season and an atrocious 1-7 mark in eight November games played this year.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Trends
Jacksonville State Gamecocks have done quite well against the spread, going 4-1 ATS over their last five games and posting four wins out of six total score contests which went over total scoring totals. Furthermore, home performance has been strong as they went 5-0 SU in their five home games last month but this November record stands at 1-5 SU.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 11/18/23 Betting Picks
Analysis of this matchup shows the Jacksonville State Gamecocks hold an undeniable advantage against Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Jacksonville State has been more consistent recently when it comes to covering spreads, while their strong home record bodes well for them in this contest.
Louisiana Tech has shown glimpses of offensive potential, yet their struggles on the road and in November games raise serious concerns. Gamecocks may exploit any weaknesses to force turnovers and create turnovers.
In terms of Premium strategy picks, we recommend taking the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to cover the spread as 8.5-point favorites. Additionally, considering the potential for a higher-scoring game, taking the over on the total of 54.5 points could be a valuable option for bettors looking to maximize their returns.
Free Pick and Prediction: Jacksonville State Gamecocks 36, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 23