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Postseason NIT - Florida State Seminoles vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Preview

Louisiana Tech BulldogsFlorida State Seminoles
March 19, 7:15 PM | Tucker Center

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Florida State Seminoles Odds

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The Florida State Seminoles will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Tucker Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Seminoles bring a 18-15 record (13-17-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 26-6 Bulldogs, who are 16-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida State go 17-13 so far and the Bulldogs go 11-13.

View Louisiana Tech vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Florida State Seminoles as 4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Seminoles at No. 283 and the Bulldogs at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-67 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida State's No. 187-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 89 at 63.2 PPG. The Seminoles field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 89-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Florida State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 73-67 loser at home against Texas-San Antonio. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Louisiana Tech suffered a 73-67 loss against Texas-San Antonio on Thursday, getting 16 points from Kenneth Smith in a losing effort at Orleans Arena.

Florida State was an 83-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Florida State was run off the court by the Tar Heels on Friday as North Carolina routed them 83-62 at Greensboro Coliseum.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 4-0
After a loss are 5-5

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing North Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Seminoles trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Louisiana Tech's last 9 games on the road
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida State's last 10 games
Florida State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 6 games at home