The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat when they host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Tuesday in a Conference USA matchup on CBS Sports Network. Middle Tennessee (1-5, 0-2) is coming off a 45-30 loss against Jacksonville State in which it squandered a 16-point halftime lead. Louisiana Tech (3-4, 2-1) was unable to remain perfect in conference play as it dropped a 35-28 decision to Western Kentucky last week. The Bulldogs are 5-2 all-time against the Blue Raiders.

Kickoff at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Blue Raiders are 3-point favorites in the latest Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 54.5. Before making any Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on MTSU vs. Louisiana Tech and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Louisiana Tech vs. MTSU: 

  • Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech spread: Blue Raiders -3
  • Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech over/under: 54.5 points
  • Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech money line: Blue Raiders -156, Bulldogs +131
  • MTSU: The Blue Raiders are 1-5 against the spread this season
  • LT: The Under has hit in five of the Bulldogs' last seven road games 
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Why Middle Tennessee can cover

The Blue Raiders are just 1-2 at home this season, but they are 305-133-13 there all-time and 41-18 in their last 59 contests. Under head coach Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee owns a 60-34 overall record at Floyd Stadium and a 44-21 mark during conference play. The club last met Louisiana Tech at home in 2016 and posted a 38-34 victory.

Middle Tennessee received a strong performance from quarterback Nicholas Vattiato in last week's setback as the redshirt sophomore set a career high with 408 passing yards. Vattiato became the seventh Blue Raider to throw for at least 400 yards and first since Brent Stockstill registered 407 in 2018 versus UT Martin. Redshirt junior Justin Olson (124) and redshirt sophomore Elijah Metcalf (115) both had career bests in receiving yards, with the latter also hauling in a pair of touchdown passes for his first multi-TD effort. See which team to pick here.

Why Louisiana Tech can cover

The Bulldogs made a furious comeback attempt in last week's 35-28 loss to Western Kentucky but came up short after trailing by 28 points at halftime. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jack Turner threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the third quarter while Tyre Shelton recorded his second rushing score of the game in the fourth. A senior in his first year with Louisiana Tech after transferring from Miami (Ohio), Shelton has had at least one TD run in each of his four contests this season and rushed for more than 100 yards in three straight after gaining 118 on 21 carries last Thursday.

Wide receiver Smoke Harris is coming off his second 100-yard performance of the campaign as he made 11 catches for 117 yards against Western Kentucky. The redshirt senior reached the century mark just once in 12 contests last year. Harris is third in program history with 273 career receptions and has hauled in a pass in 39 consecutive games. See which team to pick here.

How to make Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 52 points. The model also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins MTSU vs. Louisiana Tech, and which side of the spread is the better value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of more than $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.