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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Idaho Vandals Betting Preview

Idaho VandalsLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Thomas Center

Idaho Vandals vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds

8-8TEAM RECORD8-8

The Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Idaho Vandals pay a visit to Thomas Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bulldogs sport records of 8-8 and 5-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Vandals have 8-8 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-3 for the Bulldogs and 5-7 for the Vandals.

View Idaho vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bulldogs as 2-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 151 (Bulldogs) and the No. 144 (Vandals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-67 result in favor of the Vandals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisiana Tech has the nation's No. 187-rated offensive output, at 67.9 PPG. The visiting Vandals defense ranks No. 164 allowing on average 66.2 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Vandals marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.

Defensively, Idaho features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Idaho, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled Fresno State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Idaho earned a 63-59 victory over Fresno State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Djim Bandoumel at Cowan Spectrum.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was an 83-73 loser at home against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Louisiana Tech suffered an 83-73 loss against New Mexico State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Raheem Appleby in a losing effort at Thomas Center.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing New Mexico State are 2-8
After playing Fresno State are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Utah State are 4-6
After playing New Mexico State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Vandals at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana Tech
Idaho is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Idaho is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana Tech
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho
Louisiana Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games when playing Idaho

Next up:
Idaho at New Mexico State, Saturday, January 14
Louisiana Tech home to Utah State, Saturday, January 14

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