North Texas vs. LA Tech, 11/09/2019 16:00 EDT, Score: 17 - 52

Total: -115/+73 Under

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Win

8* Under North Texas/La Tech (4:00 ET): With two explosive offenses, this number has been bet way up during the week. But I like the Under, in large part due to the recent results both teams have had. There's been a lot of feasting on bad teams from both North Texas and Louisiana Tech this season, so don't look for either offense to put up the kind of numbers you're used to seeing here. North Texas has gone Over in five straight while La Tech has gone Over in three straight. The results of those streaks is the highest O/U line either has seen all year. Take the Under.

North Texas scored 52 pts last week as QB Mason Fine threw for a career-high 7 TD passes. But that was against UTEP. The Mean Green offense has largely been disappointing in 2019. Some of that is due to injuries. But they are averaging just 27.2 PPG on the road as well. Take away UTEP, UTSA and Abilene Christian (FCS) and UNT has scored more than 33 in only one game. While I won't go so far as to say the Louisiana Tech defense is "good," they are allowing just 24.0 PPG this year. This will be just the second time all season that a total for a North Texas game is above 60 points.

Louisiana Tech is off a bye. The Bulldogs are the only team w/o loss in Conference USA play as they are 4-0 and lead the West Division. Similar to North Texas, there's been only one La Tech game w/ an O/U line higher than 60 pts. The offensive numbers out of Ruston are impressive, but the Bulldogs have played an incredibly weak schedule so far. The road team is 2-0 the L2 years in this C-USA rivalry w/ the games decided by a total of three points. Neither game saw more 56 total points scored. I expect another competitive game here w/ some surprising defense being played. 8* Under North Texas/La Tech

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