NCAA hoops odds preview - Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech
Utah State Aggies vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds
The visiting Utah State Aggies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Thomas Center against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs currently sports a 24-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-8-1 ATS. The Aggies are 19-7 and 11-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 6-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Aggies have gone 10-9 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Aggies were listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 68-rated Utah State taking on the No. 23-rated Bulldogs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-73 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisiana Tech's No. 20-rated squad against Utah State's No. 72-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisiana Tech rates No. 46 in the country with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 225 nationally with 5.7 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 61.6 points per game on the highway. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Utah State, they were an 80-71 winner as they battled Illinois State at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Utah State got 18 points from Jarred Shaw en route to an 80-71 victory over Illinois State on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 118-48 winner at home against Cntrl Baptist. The Bulldogs blew out Cntrl Baptist on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 118-48 win at Thomas Center.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 1-1
After playing Illinois State are 1-1
After a win are 7-3
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose State are 5-5
After a win are 10-0
A few Aggies at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Utah State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana Tech
Utah State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 7 games on the road
Utah State is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Utah State
Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah State
Utah State at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, March 2
Louisiana Tech home to San Jose State, Saturday, March 2