Thursday night football picks includes Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech. WKU is laying 2.5 on the road, with a total of 68.5, though 68 could be had for sharp shoppers. The line is the same as the opener, but the total up from 64. Though the betting public generally loves road favorites, only 54 percent of wagers are on WKU, but 84 on the over.
Western Kentucky has dropped four in a row ATS and has gone under 4-of-5 for the season. LA Tech has dropped 3-of-4 in the back pocket, going over three of the last four. As far as splits, Western Kentucky is 0-2 on the road, but Tech is 0-2 at home, both of course versus the pointspread.
WKU gets 29 yards rushing yards per game less than their opponent normally allows but a whopping 322 passing yards per game to teams allowing an average of 254 on 9.6 yards per pass to 8.6. Defensively, they hold teams to 1.0 rushing yards per carry below their average but allow .8 passing yards per attempt above.
Tech has an explosive offense getting 1.0 yards per rush and 1.2 yards per pass above what foes normally allow resulting in 7.3 yards per play to 5.9. On defense, they allow 8.2 yards per passing attempt to 7.6.
Spread betting trends (all records are ATS): Western Kentucky is 8-1 after allowing less than 40 points in their previous contest, 16-5 after allowing less than 20. However, they are 7-15 on the road. LA Tech is 11-1 if they permitted 280 or more yards passing previous game.
Totals angles: Hilltoppers have gone over 15-5 off win. Tech over 12-1 home versus an opponent with a winning road record.
The MasterLockLine has biggest side on this game. Top small college handicapper in both football and basketball. He is 9-2 Games/Totals/Parlays of the Week/Month/Year in football this season. College Football Game of the Month on Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech. For the total, it’s Joe Duffy’s picks. Both are exclusively at OffshoreInsiders.com