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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host North Dakota Sioux in college basketball action

North Dakota SiouxLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Feb 16, 9:00 PM | Thomas Center

North Dakota Sioux vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds

11-13TEAM RECORD11-14

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the North Dakota Sioux at Thomas Center on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Bulldogs sit at 11-14 (10-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sioux are currently 11-13 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana Tech is 11-8 OU, and North Dakota is 0-1 OU.

View North Dakota vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 181 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Sioux, who rate No. 224 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-67 victory for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.2 PPG, against a Sioux defense that ranks No. 228 at 69 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota was a 72-57 loser in its last match on the road against NJIT. Aaron Anderson scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Sioux to a win (they lost 72-57 to NJIT at Fleisher Center on Saturday).

Louisiana Tech was a 73-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Idaho. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got 21 points from Cordarius Johnson, but it was Idaho that prevailed in a 73-64 final on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Idaho are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Sioux at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Dakota at Longwood, Saturday, February 18
Louisiana Tech home to Central Arkansas, Saturday, February 18

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