Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. SMU Mustangs College Football Betting Preview

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The College Football bowl season rolls on Wednesday December 20th with the Frisco Bowl as the SMU Mustangs meet the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The Mustangs and Bulldogs get things started from Frisco Texas at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the SMU Mustangs favored by -4 ½ points with the total set at 70 points.

Louisiana Tech earned a bowl berth with wins in their final two games to finish at 6-6. Bulldogs got past two weak teams at UTEP 42-21 and in their final regular season game beat Texas San Antonio 20-6 in what turned into a play in game for a bowl berth. Texas San Antonio Roadrunners were one of three 6-6 teams not invited to a bowl. Conference USA was very weak at the bottom of the conference. Other victories came against Rice, South Alabama, Western Kentucky and Northwestern St. Bulldogs showed balance to their offense as the team averages 406 yards per game with 175 coming from their run game and 231 through the air. They sit in the upper half of college football in total offense and put up 28.8 points a game ranking 64th in the nation. Quarterback J’mar Smith, a sophomore completed only 55.4% of his throws and had 13 touchdowns and 5 picks. Smith threw only one interception his past five games.

SMU finished off regular season play at 7-5 after beating Tulane at home 41-38 but failing to cover as a seven point favorite. This broke a three game losing streak for the Mustangs as they dropped games to Central Florida, Navy and Memphis. SMU struggled on the defensive side of the football as the team has allowed 31 points or greater in five straight games. They give up a ton of yardage defensively at 486 yards per game which is 122nd in the nation. Mustangs rank near the bottom of college football against the pass giving up 273 yards per game and the run by surrendering 213 per game on the ground. Mustangs quarterback Ben Hicks completed 58.7% of his throws with 32 touchdowns and 9 picks. He has thrown four touchdowns in each of his past three games.

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