Louisiana Tech favored by 16.5 against Texas State on Saturday
Texas State Bobcats vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana Tech vs Texas State battle Saturday at Thomas Center as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Bobcats have watched them go 7-17 and 9-12 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 20-3 and 13-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 5-11, while the Bobcats have a 10-7-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 50-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 280-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-64 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana Tech's No. 70-ranked scoring average of 72.2 PPG, against a Bobcats defense rated No. 342 and allowing 76.8 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, less than the Bobcats shooters have managed so far (41.1% per game).
Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.9 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Texas State was a 75-49 loser on the road against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Texas State was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Texas-Arlington and falling by a 75-49 score at College Park Center.
In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 74-49 winner at home against Texas-San Antonio. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bulldogs and Roadrunners didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas-San Antonio was handed a 74-49 defeat on Thursday at Thomas Center.
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Texas-Arlington are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 2-1
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 3-0
After a win are 10-0
A few Bobcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Texas State is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 9 games
Texas State home to Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, February 16
Louisiana Tech at Seattle, Thursday, February 14