Free Week 8 Prediction: Bulldogs vs Golden Panthers Odds
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(4-3) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. FIU Golden Panthers (3-4)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: FIU Stadium in Miami, FL
NCAA Football Spread: LA Tech -17.0
NCAA Betting Total: 66.0
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This matchup between two teams riding three game winning streaks is intriguing for conference play as both could be competing for their conference divisional crowns.
FIU’s offense has been putting up points lately after getting off to a slow start while Louisiana Tech has been putting up tons of points every week and using that to make up for their questionable defense.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
This offense is one of the most high powered in the FBS but has been held back a bit by LA Tech having one of the worst defenses in the FBS.
Ryan Higgins is leading the way for the Bulldogs on offense holding a spectacular 22 to 3 touchdown to interception rate thus far this season.
The offense is averaging 41.6 points per game and 550 yards of total offense on the season. On defense though, the Bulldogs are allowing 32.7 points per game and 436 yards of total offense.
That formula is difficult to maintain success with but it has worked for the Bulldogs lately. Also, it worked for the Bulldogs last season as they went 6-2 in conference play.
They will look to get rolling in conference play here against a much weaker opponent. They should have no problem scoring against FIU but their defense is very shaky which could make things more interesting than they need to be.
Plus, the Bulldogs are going on the road where they picked up 3 of their 4 losses last season and all three of their losses this season.
I would expect Higgins to keep doing his thing and the Bulldogs to find themselves in another shootout possibly.
FIU Golden Panthers
After a poor start which featured four straight losses to start the year including three at home, the Golden Panthers have responded with three straight wins and are now showing some life.
However, the Golden Panthers wins are over three teams with a combined 4-16 record this season.
It doesn’t matter how you do it or who you beat for a team like FIU but their confidence could be rooted in wins over weak opponents.
Louisiana Tech will be a much different challenge and they will be facing one of the best passers in the nation this season.
However, they will also be up against a very weak defense and it will be up to running back Alex Gardner to capitalize and also eat up clock to keep the ball away from Higgins.
The Golden Panthers have used a steady dose of both the passing and rushing games but running the ball will be their better option. You want to limit Higgins’ possession because he will find ways to beat you no matter what way you attack him.
I think FIU is playing a step up in competition compared to recent weeks but should be playing with confidence.
The confidence should help them capitalize on a very weak defense which could maybe help them keep pace with the great LA Tech offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
• Over is 7-3 in LA Tech’s last 10 road games.
• Over is 10-2-1 in FIU’s last 13 home games.
• FIU are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record.
• LA Tech are 26-12 ATS in their last 38 road games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Louisiana Tech should have no issues winning this game but their defense makes me too nervous to take them giving 17 on the road. But, I love this game to go over as the Bulldogs should be able to put up 40 on their own.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 66.0
Higgins will have another chance to pad to his numbers as the LA Tech defense allows this game to stay closer than it should be.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Louisiana Tech 45 – FIU 31
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