Bobcats open as college hoops underdog vs Bulldogs
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
The Texas State Bobcats will be trying to slam the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday when the teams tip off at Strahan Coliseum in college betting action.
Texas State will face the 12-3 Bulldogs, who own a 8-3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 4-5-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 4-4 favoring the OVER.
The Bulldogs were listed as 8.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 281 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 54 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 79-65.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas State's No. 214-rated squad against Louisiana Tech's No. 78-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas State rates No. 174 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 97 nationally with 6.9 per match.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana Tech was a 55-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-Arlington. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites. Louisiana Tech got 14 points from Alex Hamilton en route to a 55-52 victory over Texas-Arlington on Saturday at College Park Center.
Last time out for Texas State, they were a 78-67 loser as they battled New Mexico State on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Texas State got 17 points from Joel Wright but lost anyway, 78-67, to New Mexico State on Saturday at Pan American Center.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-1
After playing Texas-Arlington are 1-1
After a win are 8-2
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Bobcats trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, January 12
Texas State home to Texas-Arlington, Saturday, January 12