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SMU at Louisiana Tech 9/18/21 - NCAA Football Picks & Predictions

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs SMU Mustangs Odds & Info

Game Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs SMU Mustangs
Date & Time Saturday September 18, 2021, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Joe Aillet Stadium Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, USA
Latest odds
SMU -11 ; O/U 65
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The SMU Mustangs come into week 3 of the year with a perfect 2-0 record following a 35-12 win against UNT. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai led the way for the SMU offense going 21-33 on the day for 312 yards and 4 touchdowns. Rashee Rice was the main target with 99 yards and 1 score on 4 catches, while Danny Gray chipped in 5 catches for 87 yards and 1 touchdown.

The rushing attack for SMU had a huge day with 225 yards and 1 score on 31 carries as a team. Ulysses Bentley IV led the way on the ground with 141 yards and 1 score on 10 carries. Tre Siggers added 51 yards for SMU on 10 carries.

Louisiana Tech is fresh off their first win of the year with a 45-42 win against SELA. The Bulldogs struggled defensively giving up nearly 600 yards, while 495 yards and 3 touchdowns came through the air. Trey Baldwin led the way for the Bulldogs defense with 9 tackles, while Tyler Grubbs chipped in with 8.

Quarterback Austin Kendall led the way for the Louisiana Tech offense going 19-27 through the air for 217 yards and 1 score. Receiver Kyle Maxwell add 1 throw for 33 yards and a touchdown. Marcus Williams Jr. led the way on the ground with 99 yards on 18 carries.

Recent Betting Trends

  • SMU is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • SMU is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games 
  • SMU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Tech
  • LA Tech is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games 
  • Total has gone OVER in 5 of the last 6 games for LA Tech

Free NCAAF Pick:

SMU Mustangs -11

The SMU Mustangs are the much better team here and come into this game 2-0 on the year. Louisiana Tech will find some success at times but the Mustangs will over power the Bulldogs down the stretch leading to an easy win. SMU has far more talent and will coast Saturday on the road. Final Score Prediction, SMU wins and COVERS 42-24.

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