South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The South Alabama Jaguars (2-1) and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-2) will battle at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with bookmakers listing South Alabama as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, South Alabama has -544 odds to pick up the win, while Louisiana Tech is listed at +390 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 58.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Stadium: Hancock Whitney Stadium

Betting Preview

South Alabama

Offensively, South Alabama ranks 41st in the FBS with 469.7 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 34th in total defense (303.3 yards allowed per contest). South Alabama is putting up 39.0 points per game offensively this year (33rd in the FBS), and is giving up 21.0 points per game (52nd) on the other side of the ball. Offensively, South Alabama has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by averaging 307.7 per game. The Jaguars rank 61st on defense (208.7 passing yards allowed per game). South Alabama is averaging 162.0 rushing yards per game on offense this season (71st in the FBS), and is allowing 94.7 rushing yards per game (29th) on defense. South Alabama is averaging a 43.2% third-down percentage offensively this year (52nd in the FBS), and is surrendering a 34.1% third-down conversion rate (57th) on the defensive side of the ball. South Alabama has forced five total turnovers (49th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over three times (32nd in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 35th-ranked in college football.

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech has been struggling defensively, ranking 11th-worst with 461.3 total yards given up per game. It has been more productive on offense, putting up 392.0 total yards per contest (81st-ranked). Louisiana Tech ranks 70th in points per game (32.0), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 39.0 points allowed per contest. Louisiana Tech is posting 287.7 passing yards per game on offense this season (31st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 210.7 passing yards per contest (62nd-ranked) on defense. Louisiana Tech has been unproductive on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing this season, ranking 19th-worst in rushing yards (104.3 per game) and second-worst in rushing yards allowed (250.7 per game). In terms of third-down efficiency, Louisiana Tech ranks 79th in the FBS (38.6% third-down conversion percentage) and 90th defensively (40.5% third-down rate allowed). Louisiana Tech owns a -1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech Betting Analysis

South Alabama Betting Insights

South Alabama has covered (or pushed) in each game with a spread this season for a 3-0-0 ATS record. South Alabama is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 13-point favorites. All South Alabama games have gone over the total this season. The Jaguars have been the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Jaguars have played as a moneyline favorite of -544 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Bulldogs Betting Insights

Louisiana Tech has covered the spread two times in three games with a set number. Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 13-point underdogs. Every game involving Louisiana Tech has hit the over so far this season. The Bulldogs have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Bulldogs have been at least a +390 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.

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South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech Against The Spread & Betting Records

South Alabama

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.3 52.5 58.3
Implied Total AVG 34.0 33.0 34.5
ATS Record 3-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Bulldogs

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.3 65.0 58.0
Implied Total AVG 40.3 36.0 42.5
ATS Record 2-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Players to Watch

South Alabama

  • As part of the Jaguars’ defensive unit, CJ Rias has posted three tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in three games.
  • James Miller has played three games, delivering five tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack for the Jaguars.
  • With four tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in three games, Wy’Kevious Thomas has been an important piece of the Jaguars’ defense in 2022.
  • A significant piece of the Jaguars’ defensive unit, Brock Higdon has three tackles in three games.

Bulldogs

  • As a key defensive contributor, the Bulldogs’ J’Dan Burnett has recorded seven tackles in three games.
  • The Bulldogs’ Jaiden Cole has delivered 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL, seven tackles, and one interception in three games.
  • Hugh Davis has 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and nine tackles in three games.
  • The Bulldogs’ Bee Jay Williamson has amassed nine tackles and 1.0 TFL in three games.

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech Predictions and Pick

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Jaguars (-13)

    Pick OU:

    Over (58.5)

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Our prediction to win this matchup is South Alabama, and we predict that South Alabama will cover the spread (South Alabama -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 58.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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