The FIU Panthers (2-5) host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-4) in a Conference USA battle on Friday night. Louisiana Tech rolls into this game with the sixth-ranked offense in Conference USA with 391.7 yards per game. FIU has had its struggles on defense, ranking eighth in total yards allowed (429). Louisiana Tech lost its last outing 42-41 to Rice in overtime, while FIU is coming off a 34-15 win over Charlotte. Both teams are .500 against the spread this season. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.
Kickoff from Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami is set for 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Bulldogs are 6-point favorites in the latest Louisiana Tech vs. FIU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points is 57. Before making any FIU vs. Louisiana Tech picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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- Louisiana Tech vs. FIU spread: Bulldogs -6
- Louisiana Tech vs. FIU over/under: 57 points
- Louisiana Tech vs. FIU money line: Louisiana Tech -235, FIU +192
- LT: Over is 7-0 in the Bulldogs' last seven conference games
- FIU: Under is 4-0 in Panthers' last four games overall
- Louisiana Tech vs. FIU picks: See picks here
Why Louisiana Tech can cover
Louisiana Tech has been playing well on the back end of its defense. They rank fifth in Conference USA in passing yards allowed per game (225). Senior cornerback Jaiden Cole is contributing in both the run and pass game. Cole showcases his quick instincts and solid hands. He is third on the team in total tackles (38) but first in sacks (2.5). On Oct. 8, Cole finished with 11 total stops, one sack, and one pass deflection.
Sophomore linebacker Tyler Grubbs is a reliable and aware defender in the middle of the field. Grubbs has the speed and sure tackler skills to wrap up ball carriers in the open field. He leads the team in total tackles (49) while ranking third in the conference with 9.6 tackles per game. He's finished with double-digit stops in three of his last four games.
Why FIU can cover
Senior receiver Tyrese Chambers has been making a serious impact through the air for the Panthers. Chambers has good size to win on the outside and run over the middle of the field with confidence. The Maryland native is leading the group with 37 catches for 405 yards and three scores. Last week, he logged 10 grabs for a season-high 143 yards.
Sophomore receiver Kris Mitchell is a deep threat within the offense. Mitchell has the speed to separate from defenders and breakaway in open space. He has been in a rhythm lately, recording 70-plus yards in back-to-back games. The Florida native has caught 17 passes for 246 yards and three scores.
How to make Louisiana Tech vs. FIU picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 63 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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