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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Houston Cougars

Game Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Game Time: 8:00 PM | Home Line: 3.0 | Total: 58.5

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs v Houston Cougars Series Betting Trends

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs travel to Houston to play the Cougars at 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Houston is the underdog in this matchup, getting 3.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 58.5.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NCAAF sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Bulldogs/Cougars Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
September 8, 2012 Louisiana Tech 56Houston493.058.5
September 17, 2011 Houston 35Louisiana Tech346.568.5
Louisiana Tech 19Houston7

When looking at the last 3 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 0 games compared to 3 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Louisiana Tech/Houston series is 30 ppg while the vistor has put up 36.7 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 6.7 favoring the road team.

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 6.7 ppg. That represents a value number of 9.7 when meassured against the offered line of 3.0, suggesting a wager on Houston makes the most sense - at least, when looking at the series trends from an historical perspective.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 3 games between the Bulldogs and the Cougars is 66.7 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 8.2 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 58.5 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Louisiana Tech as the road team and with Houston as the home team.

Recent Results when Louisiana Tech visits Houston

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
September 8, 2012 Louisiana Tech 56Houston493.058.5
Louisiana Tech 19Houston7

When looking at the last 2 games in this series while Houston has been the home team, we can see the Cougars have won 0 games compared to 2 wins for the Bulldogs. Average points scored per game by Houston in this situation is is 28 ppg while Louisiana Tech has put up 37.5 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 9.5 favoring the Cougars.

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 9.5 ppg. That represents a value number of 12.5 when meassured against the offered line of 3.0, suggesting a wager on the Cougars makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks betting against the number looking at the series situation in the vacuum of this trend.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 2 games between the Bulldogs and the Cougars is 65.5 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 7 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 58.5 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Can the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Cover the Spread?

This season the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have played 12 games, averaging 18.8 points per game, while allowing 26.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 4-8. Let's have a closer look at recent Louisiana Tech Bulldogs results.

Recent Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 30, 2013 Louisiana Tech 10Tex - San Antonio30-16.052.5
November 23, 2013 Tulsa 24Louisiana Tech102.553.0
November 16, 2013 Louisiana Tech 14Rice52-14.551.0
November 9, 2013 Southern Miss 13Louisiana Tech36-17.053.0
October 26, 2013 Louisiana Tech 23Fla-International75.049.0
October 19, 2013 North Texas 28Louisiana Tech133.552.5
October 5, 2013 Louisiana Tech 38UTEP352.561.0

This season the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have played 6 games on the road, averaging 18.2 points per game, while allowing 29.5 points per game. This has led to a season record of 2-4. Let's have a closer look at recent Louisiana Tech Bulldogs results on the road.

Recent Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 30, 2013 Louisiana Tech 10Tex - San Antonio30-16.052.5
November 16, 2013 Louisiana Tech 14Rice52-14.551.0
October 26, 2013 Louisiana Tech 23Fla-International75.049.0
October 5, 2013 Louisiana Tech 38UTEP352.561.0
September 21, 2013 Louisiana Tech 10Kansas13-10.050.5

Can the Houston Cougars Cover the Spread?

This season the Houston Cougars have played 13 games, averaging 33.2 points per game, while allowing 21.8 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-8. Let's have a closer look at recent Houston Cougars results.

Recent Houston Cougars Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 4, 2014 Houston 24Vanderbilt41-2.552.5
November 29, 2013 SMU 0Houston34-9.563.5
November 23, 2013 Cincinnati 24Houston17-2.559.0
November 16, 2013 Houston 13Louisville20-16.560.5
November 9, 2013 Houston 14Central Florida19-13.567.0
October 31, 2013 South Florida 23Houston35-18.053.5
October 26, 2013 Houston 49Rutgers14-6.561.0
October 19, 2013 Brigham Young 47Houston469.563.5
October 12, 2013 Memphis 15Houston25-9.552.0
September 28, 2013 Houston 59Tex - San Antonio282.064.5

This season the Houston Cougars have played 7 games here at home, averaging 35.7 points per game, while allowing 21.1 points per game. This has led to a season record of 5-2. Let's have a closer look at recent Houston Cougars results when playing at home.

Recent Houston Cougars Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 29, 2013 SMU 0Houston34-9.563.5
November 23, 2013 Cincinnati 24Houston17-2.559.0
October 31, 2013 South Florida 23Houston35-18.053.5
October 19, 2013 Brigham Young 47Houston469.563.5
October 12, 2013 Memphis 15Houston25-9.552.0
September 21, 2013 Rice 26Houston31-2.564.5
August 30, 2013 Southern University 13Houston62
November 24, 2012 Tulane 17Houston40-12.567.5
November 10, 2012 Tulsa 41Houston73.566.5
October 27, 2012 UTEP 35Houston45-14.062.5

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