Nebraska vs. Louisiana Tech: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2) play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-2) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE). The Cornhuskers are without a doubt the favorites in this one, with the line sitting at 20.5 points. The over/under for the contest is 45 points.

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Nebraska vs. Louisiana Tech Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nebraska -20.5 -112 -108 45 -112 -108

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Nebraska vs Louisiana Tech
ATS Total Score prediction
Louisiana Tech (+20.5) Over (45) Nebraska 29 Louisiana Tech 19

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Nebraska Louisiana Tech
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 19.7 (111) 31.0 (22)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 20.0 (48) 29.0 (118)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 9 (127) 5 (77)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 3 (84) 5 (44)

Nebraska vs. Louisiana Tech Betting Insights

Nebraska Stats and Trends

  • Nebraska has won two games against the spread this season.
  • So far this season, one Nebraska game has hit the over.
  • Huskers games have gone over 45 points two times this season (in three outings).
  • Nebraska has an average total of 47.3 in their contests this year, 2.3 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Louisiana Tech Stats and Trends

  • Louisiana Tech has a record of 1-3-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Bulldogs have not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 20.5-point underdogs.
  • This season, games featuring Louisiana Tech have gone over the point total twice.
  • The Bulldogs have combined with their opponents to score more than 45 points in three of four games this season.
  • Tech’s average game total this season has been 62.3, 17.3 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Nebraska Players to Watch

  • Jeff Sims leads the team with 220 passing yards (110.0 yards per game) and has a 58.8% completion percentage this year (20-of-34) while throwing one touchdown with four interceptions. He also has 158 rushing yards on 29 carries with one touchdown, averaging 79.0 yards per game.
  • Gabe Ervin Jr. has run for a team-high 196 yards on 38 carries (65.3 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • This season Alex Bullock has four catches and leads the team with 89 yards (44.5 per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Marcus Washington has chipped in with six catches for 81 yards this year. He puts up 27.0 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Billy Kemp is averaging 23.3 yards per game, with eight catches for 70 yards and one touchdown.

Louisiana Tech Players to Watch

  • Hank Bachmeier leads his team with 756 passing yards (189.0 per game) and has a 66% completion percentage (70-of-106), throwing five touchdown passes and two interceptions.
  • Keith Willis Jr. has run for a team-leading 240 yards on 33 carries (60.0 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Tyre Shelton has 214 yards on 21 carries (107.0 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Smoke Harris has 24 receptions for a team-high 288 receiving yards (72.0 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Cyrus Allen has chipped in with 144 yards (on 11 catches) and one touchdown.
  • Kyle Maxwell has 113 receiving yards on five receptions, averaging 37.7 yards per game.

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