The Southern Miss Eagles (1-9) travel to battle the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-7) in a Conference USA matchup on Friday night. The Eagles look to snap their eight-game losing streak, while the Bulldogs hope win their second straight game. Louisiana Tech is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games following a straight-up win. The under is 10-2 in Golden Eagles' last 12 road games.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bulldogs at -15.5 in the latest Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech odds. The over-under for total points is set at 48.5. Before finalizing any Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech and just locked in its coveted picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss:
- Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech spread: Louisiana Tech -15.5
- Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech over-under: 48.5 points
- Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech money line: Southern Miss +550, Louisiana Tech -800
- USM: Under is 8-1 in Golden Eagles last nine games in November
- LT: Bulldogs are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight-up win
Why Louisiana Tech can cover
The Bulldogs have plenty of defenders who have made plays in the opposing backfield. There are four players on the defense with at least five tackles for loss. Freshman linebacker Tyler Grubbs leads the team with 6.5 tackles for loss. He is also second on the team with 78 total tackles, including 36 solo.
Senior linebacker Trey Baldwin leads this unit with 79 total tackles, with 40 being solo. The Texas native has recorded 4.5 tackles for loss with four pass breakups. Baldwin has logged double-digit tackles in three games this season. This duo at linebacker has been tremendous for the Bulldogs and will look to continue that on Friday night.
Why Southern Miss can cover
Freshman running back Frank Gore Jr. is the leading rusher for the Eagles. He has 162 carries for 731 yards and five scores. Gore Jr. has rushed for over 100 yards in two games. In their last game against UTSA, he had 20 carries for 123 yards and one touchdown. The Miami native has also reeled in 20 passes for 155 yards.
Junior receiver Jason Brownlee is the leading pass-catcher in the Eagles offense. He has racked up 36 grabs for 478 yards with two touchdowns. Brownlee has gone over 100 receiving yards against Rice and Middle Tennessee. He combined for 17 receptions with 247 yards and a score. This tandem will look to have a great outing against their conference rival on Friday night.
How to make Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 54 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss pick at SportsLine.
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