Louisiana Tech vs. Nevada College Football Odds

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Louisiana Tech vs. Nevada College Football Odds

Louisiana Tech vs. Nevada College Football odds had Nevada as a -6 ½ favorite at opening

The huge movement seems to have steadied the ship, as betting action is about even on each side according to the BETTING TRENDS page.

Nevada opens WAC play in this televised tilt. The Wolf Pack (1-3, 1-3 ATS) were in desperate need of a win after starting 0-3 and in came in-state rival UNLV to Reno. Nevada's offense had been struggling but finally showed its power in routing the Rebels 63-28 as 6.5-point favorites.

How complete was the Wolf Pack victory? Consider for a moment, they had four turnovers, were penalized 15 (that's correct) times and still managed to score an incredible 63 points. That's what happens when you total 763 yards of offense, of which 559 were on the ground, (not kidding) for an AVERAGE of a smidge over 10 yards per carry.

Louisiana Tech (2-2, 1-2 ATS) hadn't exactly been sterling themselves, before playing Hawaii at home last week. The Bulldogs returned nine starters from offense that churned out 187 yards on the ground last season and thus far had looked anemic by comparison. With the help of a raucous home crowd and national cable audience, Louisiana Tech ran for 352 yards and completely controlled the Warriors in convincing 27-6 thumping as 4.5-point favorites.

Sportsbook.com has Nevada as 10.5-point home favorites (up from opening 6.5), with total of 58 and they are 21-9 ATS as a home chalk. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick looked like the double threat he had been during his career last week and will seek to expand his game once again. Nevada is the more dynamic team in this matchup, however if they keep turning the ball over (14 times this season), they bring Louisiana Tech back into the game. The Wolf Pack are 17-10 ATS as WAC favorites the last five years.

The Bulldogs are making second straight appearance on the ESPN family of networks after Hawaii conflict and are 12-30 ATS in road games in the first half of the season. Louisiana Tech's best chance is to create pressure on Kaepernick and raise those doubts he has felt this season. Defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith, an all-WAC candidate known his run-stopping ability, will have to be difference-maker to slow Nevada running game. The Bulldogs are 6-11 ATS as a road underdog of 7.5 to 14 points.

Louisiana Tech has fallen four straight times to Nevada (1-3 ATS) and will try and turn the tables on ESPN starting at 9 Eastern. The home team is 4-1 SU and ATS, with these teams averaging 72 point per game when convening, for a 6-2 OVER mark.

The StatFox Power Line indicates Nevada by 7, and the Forecaster also suggests Louisiana Tech covers. Sportsbook.com has all the betting action for this Friday Night Lights affair.


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