Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the visiting Texas-Arlington Mavericks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Bulldogs sit at 18-3 (11-6-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Mavericks are currently 10-8 (8-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana Tech is 5-9 OU, and Texas-Arlington is 4-9 OU.
The Mavericks were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 52 and the Mavericks at No. 71 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-66 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisiana Tech has the nation's No. 66-rated offensive output, at 72.5 PPG. The visiting Mavericks defense ranks No. 46 allowing on average 60.4 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, more than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.
Defensively, Texas-Arlington features the nation's No. 42-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas-Arlington won its last outing, a 66-47 result against San Jose State on January 26. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Greg Gainey scored 17 points leading the Mavericks to a 66-47 victory over San Jose State at The Event Center on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech was a 51-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 20 points from Brandon Gibson as Louisiana Tech ran past Utah State 51-48 on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas State are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 2-1
After playing Utah State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Texas-Arlington home to Texas State, Thursday, February 7
Louisiana Tech home to Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, February 7