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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Northwestern State Demons Odds
The Northwestern State Demons will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Prather Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 7-1 and 5-2 ATS on the year, while the Demons are at 3-3 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Demons are 0-0, while the Bulldogs have a 1-2 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 55-rated Louisiana Tech taking on the No. 2-rated Demons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-84 win for the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northwestern State's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 84.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 62 at 59.6 PPG. The Demons field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 65-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Northwestern State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana Tech won its last outing, an 86-68 result against Georgia State on November 30. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Louisiana Tech got 34 points from Raheem Appleby en route to an 86-68 victory over Georgia State on Friday at GSU Sports Arena.
Northwestern State lost its last outing, a 69-65 result against Oklahoma on November 30. Jalan West scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Demons to a win (they lost 69-65 to Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center on Friday).
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 2-1
After playing Georgia State are 0-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Bulldogs at Demons trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisiana Tech home to Southern Miss, Saturday, December 8
Northwestern State home to Missouri Valley, Saturday, December 15