Free Week 5 Prediction: Jaguars vs Bulldogs Odds
Looking for South Alabama Jaguars vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs free picks? Week 5 betting sees the Jaguars taking on the Bulldogs Saturday September 30th at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this South Alabama Louisiana Tech free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-3) South Alabama Jaguars vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-2)
Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Louisiana Tech -13.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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Neither of these teams has looked great early on and both will now look to get things going as their conference schedules await them after this game.
The Bulldogs have faced some much tougher competition however with two SEC opponents thus far so they have been tested and are ready to potentially beat up on a weaker opponent.
South Alabama Jaguars
This will be the Jaguars’ second road game as they went on the road in their opener and loss to Ole Miss 47-27.
The Jaguars were promptly blown out by Oklahoma State before picking up a win over FCS Alabama A&M and then lost a heartbreaker in double OT last week against Idaho.
The offense has been atrocious for the Jaguars early on as they are averaging just 328 total yards per game. They have managed 25 points per game so far but that is skewed by their 45-0 outburst against a very weak FCS opponent.
South Alabama is 7-10-1 ATS since 2014 in road games so they haven’t been great at covering the road number.
The Jaguars have fired their offensive coordinator since last week’s performance so they will be hoping to re-establish their identity this week.
Expect the Jaguars to use a simpler playbook as they try to work in their offensive line coach as their new coordinator.
The Jaguars offense got off to a slow start last season – despite a season opening win at Mississippi State. They never really got the offense going but still managed to end up bowl eligible.
This game really could be a game that the Jaguars use to try to gather some momentum and confidence before conference play starts but it won’t be easy as a double digit underdog.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are off to a 2-2 start but both losses were to SEC opponents and one of their wins was an important for them against in conference rival Western Kentucky.
The Bulldogs nearly stole one last week too as they just lost 17-16 at South Carolina by means of a late field goal.
Now that the big SEC matchups are out of the way, the Bulldogs offense will look to regain their image from last season when they were putting up over 40 points nearly every week.
This begins a stretch for the Bulldogs where they will likely be favorites in every game the rest of the way.
The offense hasn’t quite found its rhythm but it is getting there and this could be the coming out party.
They have tons of weapons on the outside and are waiting for J’Mar Smith to run with this offense and show what it is capable of.
I think since this could be a game where South Alabama struggles on offense as they search for their identity under a new coordinator, the Louisiana Tech could see short fields and extra possessions.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- South Alabama is 10-27 ATS in their last 37 games overall.
- Over is 7-1 in Louisiana Tech’s last 8 games as a favorite.
- Over is 14-3 Louisiana Tech’s last 17 games on field turf.
- Louisiana Tech is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 SU wins.
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This game has potential to go over as Louisiana Tech’s defense has looked pretty bad and their offense could explode. But South Alabama’s offense has struggled a lot and is working in a new coordinator. The Bulldogs are the play here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Louisiana Tech -13.5
This is a game you should tune in to if you haven’t seen Louisiana Tech play yet this year. With FPI projecting them as favorites the rest of the way, they could be a fun team to watch and bet on as the season moves along.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Louisiana Tech 48 – South Alabama 20
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