LA Tech Bulldogs (3-7) vs. Charlotte 49ers (2-9)
Nov. 19, 2022 3:30 p.m. EDT
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +3.5 / LA Tech Bulldogs -3.5; Over/Under: 65
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Charlotte 49ers meet Saturday in college football at Jerry Richardson Stadium. Louisiana Tech is fresh from a game against UTSA. In that, the Bulldogs lost in a blowout. Charlotte played against Middle Tennessee in her last game. The 49ers would end up losing by 10 points. Check out free college football tips all season long at Sports Chat Place.
Louisiana Tech lost three of its first four games that year to Missouri, Clemson and South Alabama. The Bulldogs went 2-3 in the next five games, beating UTEP and Middle Tennessee with losses otherwise to North Texas, Rice and FIU.
In the UTSA matchup, the Bulldogs were down 34-7 at halftime. Louisiana Tech dropped points in every quarter during a 51-7 blowout loss. QB Landry Lyddy rushed for 138 yards with a TD and two picks. Charvis Thornton ran eight times for 48 yards.
On the Charlotte side, they lost to FAU, William & Mary and Maryland before defeating Georgia State. After losses to South Carolina, UTEP, UAB and FIU, the 49ers managed a win over Rice before losing again to Western Kentucky.
In the game against Middle Tennessee, the 49ers went into the break with a 14-7 lead. Charlotte failed to score from there in a 24-14 loss. QB Chris Reynolds finished the game with 277 yards, two scores and a pick. Shadrick Byrd added 50 rush yards on 14 carries.
The Bulldogs are 0-5 ATS against a losing team and are 0-4 ATS in their last four away games. LA Tech is 4-1 ATS in the last five on turf.
Meanwhile, the 49ers have 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 overall games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games. Charlotte is 0-3-1 ATS in her last four on turf.
SELECT: I tend to Charlotte, but probably won’t go near it. There’s not much to like about this one. The 49ers put up some decent numbers in their last game against Middle Tennessee, including 383 yards and 23 first downs. Charlotte still lost, thanks to a few turnovers, seven penalties and a couple of bad breaks.
As for LA Tech, they were blown off the field by UTSA in their last appearance, dropping double-digit points in each of the first three quarters. The Bulldogs should be a much better match here, but I don’t think they will cover.
Andrea’s free choice:
Charlotte 49ers +3.5