Denver Pioneers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds
Louisiana Tech looks to cover the Bulldogs-Pioneers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 9-3 mark when they host Denver in college basketball wagering action.
The Bulldogs bring a 9-3 record (6-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-6 Pioneers, who are 2-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisiana Tech go 2-3 so far and the Pioneers go 3-3.
The Pioneers were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 78 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pioneers, who rate No. 246 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-70 victory for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pioneers rank No. 347 in NCAA Division 1 with 25.6 per game. That compares with Louisiana Tech’s No. 62 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana Tech is college basketball's No. 99-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Pioneers rate No. 53 with 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 114-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 72-47 winner as they battled Southern Utah at home. They covered in the match as a 18-point favorite. The battle between the Pioneers and Thunderbirds didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Southern Utah was handed a 72-47 defeat on Friday at Magness Arena.
Louisiana Tech was a 75-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Louisiana Tech earned a 75-73 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Monday, getting 17 points from Raheem Appleby at Stephens Center.
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 0-1
After playing Southern Utah are 1-5
After a win are 5-5
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Mexico State are 6-4
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Pioneers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Denver at Texas-Arlington, Monday, December 31
Louisiana Tech home to New Mexico State, Monday, December 31