College Football Betting: Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky

Added September 10, 2015 by Levi Watkins

With the NFL Opening Night contest between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers taking center stage many fans could miss this very entertaining college football contest between Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky. This is a great revenge spot for Western Kentucky who were embarrassed last year when the teams played on Louisiana Tech’s home field in Reston. The game started off reasonably competitively and at at the end of the first quarter WKU trailed only 10-7. At that point, the bottom fell out and the Bayou Bengals went on to win 59-10 due in large part to WKU mistakes and turnovers.

Both teams played last week and both teams won. Western Kentucky played in a tough battle at Vanderbilt though ultimately prevailed over the Commodores 14-12. It would be a mistake to draw much of a conclusion from the result as well as the low offensive output. It appeared that WKU was keeping much ‘under wraps’ and that their real focus was on this game. Also worth noting that this game was played on Thursday, giving them a full week of preparation for Louisiana Tech.

Louisiana Tech didn’t have much of a game last Saturday as they obliterated FCS bottom feeder Southern University 62-15. Florida transfer quarterback Jeff Driskel threw four TD passes and led the team on eight scoring drives–all in the first half. He’ll find the going much tougher here but he’s definitely a quarterback to keep an eye on as the season progresses.

This is a huge game for Western Kentucky for a number of reasons–they’ll have national television coverage and a huge revenge factor. Hilltoppers’ quarterback Brandon Doughty is looking to improve upon last year’s horrible performance in which he threw four interceptions as Western Kentucky imploded. Ultimately, however, we conclude that Louisiana Tech is just the better team. Our numbers have them winning by 6 to 8 points which won’t be a blowout but will be enough to cover the pointspread. Note that Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz has been a great pointspread performer in the past few years–he’s currently on a 12-3 run against the number. He should keep that streak going tonight.


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