Postseason NIT - Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Betting Preview
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pay a visit to Reed Green Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
The Golden Eagles sport records of 26-9 and 15-16-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 27-6 and 17-11-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-12 for the Golden Eagles and 11-14 for the Bulldogs.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 26 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-79 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 74.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 90 at 63.3 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana Tech won its last outing, a 71-66 result against Florida State on March 19. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Louisiana Tech got 27 points from Raheem Appleby en route to a 71-66 victory over Florida State on Tuesday at Tucker Center.
Southern Miss won its last outing, a 78-71 result against Charleston Southern on March 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Southern Miss got 16 points from Jonathan Mills en route to a 78-71 victory over Charleston Southern on Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum.
A few Bulldogs at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisiana Tech's last 10 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Miss's last 8 games
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games at home