Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Who wins this all-CUSA clash on Tuesday night? Step this way for the latest odds, DFS picks, and a Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech prediction.

    Is there anything better than college football on a Tuesday night? Week 7 kicks off with the 1-5 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders welcoming the 3-4 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to Murfreesboro for an All-CUSA clash.

    Who emerges victorious? Ahead of the game, we’ve got the latest college football betting odds, DFS picks, and a Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech prediction.

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech Betting and DFS Preview

    All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. Want to take advantage of the Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech odds? Visit the College Football Network live college football odds page to place bets in your state.

    • Spread
      Middle Tennessee -3
    • Moneyline
      Middle Tennessee -155, Louisiana Tech +130
    • Over/Under
      54 points
    • Game time
      7 p.m. ET
    • Location
      Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
    • Predicted Weather at Kick
      53 degrees, 4-6 mph, mostly clear
    • How to Watch
      FuboTV, CBS Sports Network

    Looking to make some money on Middle Tennessee? Are the Bulldogs the team to bolster you bank balance? If you’re going to take advantage of the Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech odds, consider some of the following factors before you part with your hard-earned cash.

    Despite holding a 2-5 losing record in the head-to-head history with the Bulldogs and currently sitting at 1-5 in the 2023 college football season, Middle Tennessee enters the game as the favorite to win this Tuesday night game. Opening fast despite falling to defeat against Jacksonville State seems to have boosted bettor’s belief in the Blue Raiders.

    Here’s the “not so fast my friend” moment, sponsored by Lee Corso. There are multiple reasons to go against the grain in this game, as our Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech prediction will explain. With the full expectation of it being a close game and with no means 100% confidence in the outcome, Louisiana Tech has a chance to win and cover the spread.

    So, to the over/under element of the Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech odds. Every game between the two since 1999 went over the 54-point line, and both teams were involved in a shootout one week ago. There’s obviously some temptation to hammer the over, but we’d urge caution amidst a lack of confidence, with our prediction falling very close to the line.

    Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays

    Middle Tennessee Depth Chart | Louisiana Tech Depth Chart

    • QB Nicholas Vattiato, Middle Tennessee ($10,200)
    • QB Jack Turner, Louisiana Tech ($8,600)
    • QB Hank Bachmeier, Louisiana Tech ($8,600)
    • RB Tyre Shelton, Louisiana Tech ($10,500)
    • RB Frank Peasant, Middle Tennessee ($6,700)
    • RB Jaiden Credle, Middle Tennessee  ($6,500)
    • RB Charvis Thornton, Louisiana Tech ($5,800)
    • RB Jacob Fields, Louisiana Tech ($5,500)
    • RB Jekail Middlebrook, Middle Tennessee ($5,200)
    • RB Keldric Moody, Louisiana Tech ($5,100)
    • WR Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech ($9,000)
    • WR Elijah Metcalf, Middle Tennessee ($8,300)
    • WR Justin Olson, Middle Tennessee ($7,300)
    • WR Holden Willis, Middle Tennessee ($7,100)
    • WR Cyrus Allen, Louisiana Tech ($7,000)
    • WR Tru Edwards, Louisiana Tech ($6,100)
    • WR Tahj Magee, Louisiana Tech ($5,300)
    • WR Kyle Maxwell, Louisiana Tech ($5,200)
    • WR DJ England-Chisolm, Middle Tennessee ($5,100)
    • TE Nate Jones, Louisiana Tech ($5,000)

    There are three college football games on Tuesday to compile your DFS team from in Week 7. If you’re new to DFS, Fanduel Superflex contests require you to select a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, and a “superflex” that can be any of the above. Or you can also select a tight end for the Superflex spot.

    With Liberty quarterback Kaidon Salter — the current fantasy darling of CUSA football — in action tonight, you’re Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech picks aren’t likely to feature a quarterback. Nicholas Vattiato is a superflex consideration after throwing for over 400 yards on Western Kentucky. However, there might be more reliable options in other games.

    While you might want to avoid the QBs in this clash, there are a plethora of pass-catching options genuinely worthy of your consideration. MTSU’s Elijah Metcalf is coming off a big game against Jacksonville State and has emerged as a big-play WR in the Blue Raiders offense. Both he and Louisiana Tech’s Smoke Harris are top-five fantasy WRs in CUSA ahead of Week 7.

    There are running backs to consider across the entire three-game slate, with Appalachian State’s Nate Noel and Jacksonville State’s Malik Jackson consistent high-scoring players at the position. Add those guys, but save a little room for Louisiana Tech’s Tyre Shelton. The former Miami (OH) back has a touchdown in every game he’s played this year, and three 100+ yard outings.

    Prediction for Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech

    Okay, so we’ve furnished you with the Louisiana Tech vs. Western Kentucky odds and some DFS picks. Now, it’s time to close this thing out with our prediction. Can Rick Stockstill’s Blue Raiders halt a three-game losing streak on Tuesday night? Will Louisiana Tech return to Ruston with a win that will take them to 3-1 in CUSA play?

    Middle Tennessee got off to a red-hot start last time out against high-flying CUSA newcomers Jacksonville State, putting up 20 unanswered points with multiple explosive plays that had been otherwise absent from their early-season games. Meanwhile, their defense was ferocious in the first half of that game, with a dramatic INT from Tyrell Raby and a thriving pass rush.

    The second half was more of what we’ve seen for most of the season, as they gave up 38 unanswered. The MTSU defense ranks rock bottom for points allowed, has given up the second most passing yards per game, and allowed the third most total yards of any CUSA unit.

    They’ve also allowed 12 rushing touchdowns this year, which might be a problem against an offense with the second-most rushing scores in the conference. Louisiana Tech has great receiving weapons, but with quarterback inconsistency, they’ve been able to punch it in on the ground, too.

    With a defense that has nullified air attacks, the Bulldogs should have enough of an advantage to get the job done on Tuesday night.

    Prediction: Louisiana Tech 27, Middle Tennessee 24

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