Canceled: Louisiana-Monroe at LA Tech: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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LA Tech Bulldogs (4-3) vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-8)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Independence Stadium)
Betting Odds: LA Tech Bulldogs -16 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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This Game Has Been Canceled.
The UL Monroe Warhawks will travel to Independence Stadium to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The UL Monroe Warhawks had their game last week agianst Arkansas State postponed due to COVID-19 and come into this game still looking for their first win as they fell to 0-8 (0-5 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the Georgia State Panthers, 52-34, on November 7th. UL Monroe had no answers defensively agianst the Panthers and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 42-14 margin. UL Monroe was outgained by Georgia State by a 504-424 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Warhawks was QB Jeremy Hunt who completed 26 of 39 passes for 339 yards & 3 TD’s.
On the season, UL Monroe is averaging 16.0 ppg on 310.9 total yards per game (244.9 passing yds/g; 66.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UL Monroe has been led by RB Josh Johnson who has 270 yards & 3 TD’s on 77 carries. QB Jeremy Hunt (57.1 Comp %, 418 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT) played well in his first start of the season after taking over Colby Suits (61.0 Comp %, 1,541 yards, 8 TD, 7 INT). The leading receivers for the Warhawks have been Josh Pederson (28 rec, 329 yards), Jevin Frett (17 rec, 270 yards, TD), Jahquan Bloomfield (14 rec, 263 yards, TD), and Perry Carter Jr. (17 rec, 256 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, UL Monroe is allowing their opponents to average 37.8 ppg on 443.3 total yards per game (184.4 passing yds/g; 258.9 rushing yds/g).
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have had their last two games postponed due to COVID and come into this game with a 4-3 (3-2 C-USA) record after defeating the UAB Blazers, 37-34 in OT, on October 31st. Louisiana Tech was able to force OT after scoring the game-tying TD on a 24-yard TD receptions by Adrian Hardy and won in OT on a 35-yard FG after UAB fumbled in their 2nd OT possession. Louisiana Tech was outgained by UAB by a 485-381 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was WR Adrian Hardy who had 7 receptions for 101 yards & 2 TD’s.
On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 30.3 ppg on 334.4 total yards per game (242.4 passing yds/g; 92.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Louisiana Tech has been led by QB Luke Anthony who has completed 62.5% of his passes for 1,208 yards, 13 TD, & 4 INT. The top receiving threats for Anthony and the Bulldogs have been Adrian Hardy (33 rec, 440 yards, 4 TD), Smoke Harris (23 rec, 223 yards, 3 TD), and Griffin Hebert (15 rec, 223 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Louisiana Tech backfield has been the duo of Israel Tucker (82 att, 336 yards, 2 TD) and Justin Henderson (75 att, 252 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing their opponents to average 32.3 ppg on 420.7 total yards per game (253.1 passing yds/g; 167.6 rushing yds/g).
The Warhawks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games vs. C-USA opponents and 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Bulldogs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
UL Monroe has had a season to forget and although their offense showed some signs of life in their recent lost at Georgia State, the Warhawks still come into this game ranked 118th in scoring offense & 112th in scoring defense. Louisiana Tech might have some rust after having that last two weeks off, however, as the Bulldogs have an offensive that should be able to put up plenty of points and that I liked how the Bulldogs looked against a good UAB team, I’m taking Louisiana Tech to cover this large spread. Good Luck!
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