Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in college basketball action
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Thomas Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Louisiana Tech will face the 0-1 Warhawks, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Warhawks are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Louisiana Tech sat as 21-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 188 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Warhawks sit at No. 338 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 74-32.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana Tech's No. 196 nationally ranked offense (67.4 points per game) against a Warhawks defense that sits as the No. 340 at 85 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 38.7% from the field, more than the Warhawks have managed so far this season (34.5% on average).
Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Louisiana-Monroe was an 85-51 loser on the road against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 23.5-point spread as underdogs. The Warhawks were hammered by Oklahoma on Sunday, losing by an 85-51 final at Lloyd Noble Center in college basketball betting action.
In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 71-63 winner on the road against Chattanooga. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs used a 30-point performance from Raheem Appleby to help Louisiana Tech smack Chattanooga 71-63 on Tuesday at McKenzie Arena.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Western Kentucky are 1-7
After playing Oklahoma are 1-0
After a loss are 1-9
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southeastern Louisiana are 0-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Warhawks at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Monroe home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, November 29
Louisiana Tech home to Southeastern Louisiana, Wednesday, November 28