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Feb 16, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Idaho Vandals Odds

22-3TEAM RECORD9-15

The Idaho Vandals host Louisiana Tech on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-15 mark against the 22-3 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Cowan Spectrum.

Idaho will face the 22-3 Bulldogs, who own a 13-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 13-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 6-12 favoring the OVER.

View Louisiana Tech vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs were listed as 5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 163-rated Vandals and the No. 39-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-68 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Idaho's No. 188-rated squad against Louisiana Tech's No. 36-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Idaho rates No. 159 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 68 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 196 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana Tech was a 64-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Seattle. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 15 points from Chris Anderson as Louisiana Tech ran past Seattle 64-58 on Thursday at KeyArena.

In their last action, Idaho was a 71-68 loser at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Idaho got 25 points from Stephen Madison on the way to a 71-68 loss against Texas-Arlington on Thursday at Cowan Spectrum.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 2-1
After a win are 10-0

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Idaho State are 3-7
After playing Texas-Arlington are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Vandals trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana Tech's last 8 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Louisiana Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho's last 8 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing Louisiana Tech

Next up:
Louisiana Tech home to Cntrl Baptist, Wednesday, February 20
Idaho at Idaho State, Saturday, February 23

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